**ICYMI**

 

Key Point: The cost of living is increasing, but paychecks are lagging behind. Meanwhile, corporate profits continue to soar. The result? “Corporate profits have rarely swept up a bigger share of the nation’s wealth, and workers have rarely shared a smaller one.”

 

New...

The Trump administration’s massive cuts to the ACA’s Navigator Program, which helps people sign up for insurance, will make it harder for people across the country to find affordable health care coverage. Last week, Navigator groups learned their funding would be cut by more than 70...

This weekend Trump continued to lie to try to defend his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Kavanaugh.  Even Kavanaugh’s own clerks say he would threaten women’s health and would overturn the Affordable Care Act.

 

Trump said there could be a vote to overturn Roe v. Wade and falsely...

 

 

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after President Trump held a press conference in Helsinki, Finland with Russian President Vladimir Putin:

 

“Donald Trump made clear that his loyalties lie with a foreign adversary who attacked our country rather than with...

DNC Northeast Press Secretary Elizabeth Renda released the following statement ahead of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s appearance at Pfeiffer-Burleigh Elementary School in Erie with Republican Rep. Mike Kelly:

 

“Betsy DeVos should not expect a warm welcome when she descends on...

Trump is a puppet of the pharmaceutical industry. Despite Trump’s promises to lower drug prices and stand up the pharmaceutical industry, costs continue to increase and his drug plan included proposals given to his White House behind closed doors by Novartis, a giant pharmaceutical...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued an indictment against Russian government officials responsible for cyber-attacks on the Democratic National Committee and other political and election-related organizations during the 2016...

DNC Northeast Press Secretary Elizabeth Renda released the following statement on Jeff Sessions’s roundtable event to discuss opioids in Portland today:

 

“After descending on New Hampshire yesterday, Jeff Sessions is headed to Portland today to peddle his administration’s empty...

DNC Northeast Press Secretary Elizabeth Renda released the following statement on Jeff Sessions’s roundtable event to discuss opioids in Concord today:

 

“Granite Staters don’t need another Trump administration publicity stunt in New Hampshire. They don’t need Jeff Sessions’s broken...

Yesterday, Paul Ryan claimed Americans are “Better Off Now” as a result of the Trump tax law, but that’s just another lie. The only people who are better off after the passage of the Trump tax law are CEOs, the wealthiest Americans, and even some Republican congressmen - but workers...

Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Kavanaugh, is a threat to Maine women’s health. Senator Collins has an obligation to keep the promise she made to her constituents not to approve a judge who would overturn Roe v. Wade by voting no on his confirmation. If Kavanaugh is...

Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Kavanaugh, is a threat to women’s health. If he is successfully appointed, he would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. We know this because Trump admitted it is a litmus test for his Supreme Court nominees, and because  Kavanaugh has a long record of...

Today, the House Appropriations Committee passed an amendment allowing taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to deny LGBTQ families the ability to adopt a child based on religious objection. In response, DNC LGBTQ Media Director Lucas Acosta released the following statement:

 

“House...

Trump did not successfully negotiate lower drug prices for Americans this week, as he falsely claimed. All that happened was a single pharmaceutical corporation, Pfizer,  agreed to postpone its latest round of drug price increases. Prescription drug prices - already sky high and...

Trump’s sabotage of the Affordable Care Act has already raised health care costs and reduced access to care. With the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh, who believes that a president can refuse to enforce the ACA, Trump aims to ensure that the Supreme Court will  do nothing to stop...

The Trump administration failed to meet a deadline to reunite young children with their families, and the thousands of children remain separated from their families. As parents still don’t know when they will see their children again, the Trump administration is already preparing for...

**ICYMI**

 

With LGBTQ rights on the line at the Supreme Court, advocates in Kansas City, Missouri are protesting Vice President Pence’s visit today by holding a “Mike Pence Sausage Fest.” Hosted by a local radio station, the “Sausage Fest” follows on the heels of a “Big Gay Dance...

Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Kavanaugh, is a threat to Americans’ health care. We know Kavanaugh will gut the Affordable Care Act because Trump himself pledged his Supreme Court nominee would “do the right thing” and strike it down, and because Kavanaugh wrote that a future...

Today, Mike Pence is escorting Judge Kavanaugh around the Senate, and likely celebrating the role he played in nominating a justice who would overturn Roe v. Wade.

 

Pence has been closely involved in the White House’s judicial nomination process. He played a key role in...

While the Trump administration failed to meet today’s court-imposed deadline to reunite more than 100 children under five-years-old separated from their parents, a federal judge in California ruled against Trump’s request to  indefinitely detain families at the border. The...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after President Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court:

 

“Judge Kavanaugh should not be allowed anywhere near our nation’s highest bench. Let’s be clear: a vote for Kavanaugh would...

This weekend, the Trump administration confirmed it is suspending ACA risk adjustment payments. These payments encourage insurers to participate in the exchanges and cover sicker patients who need more care, not just the healthy. This payment suspension comes on the heels of the Trump...

By Ema O'Connor and Nidhi Prakash

 

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“While the national focus has been on family separations, another Department of Homeland Security policy quietly introduced by the Trump administration five months earlier has devastated women fleeing violence in their home countries:...

Last week, Maine Governor Paul LePage vetoed potentially life-saving legislation banning licensed therapists from attempting conversion therapy. Despite  widespread disapproval of conversion therapy amongst every segment of the electorate, Maine GOP gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody...

According to the latest poll by the Washington Post-Schar School, a significant majority of women disapprove of Trump, with 65 percent of women saying they disapprove of his handling of the presidency and only 31 percent of female Republicans saying they strongly approve of the way he...

DNC Chair Tom Perez and Vice Chair Maria Elena Durazo released the following statement as federal agencies begin to implement President Trump’s executive orders weakening federal unions by limiting time spent on union duties and charging unions rent, as well as hurting unions' ability...

Over the past 24 hours, new reports have shown how Trump’s anti-immigrant policies have continued to escalate. Immigrants who want to serve our country are being forced out of the Armed Forces, and even more children have been forcibly separated from their families, who may never...

After the U.S. Department of Labor released the latest jobs and unemployment numbers, DNC Chair and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez released the following statement:

 

“With slow wage growth, rising health care premiums, and skyrocketing gas prices across the country, Donald...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned:

 

“Donald Trump made a campaign promise to drain the swamp. Instead, he brought in people like Scott Pruitt—one of the most corrupt Cabinet members in modern American...

As the nation celebrated Independence Day, more heartbreaking stories have come out about families torn apart by Trump’s family separation policy. While Americans rally against family separations and editorial boards slam Trump’s cruel immigration plan, the administration still has no...

 

Despite Trump’s promises to stand up to the pharmaceutical industry and rein in drug costs, drug prices continue to increase. Rather than take real action, Trump has only offered empty words and an ineffective drug plan that could actually make​ medications ​more expensive​ for...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

 

“Nearly two and a half centuries ago, a band of patriots gathered in Philadelphia to declare that ‘all men are created equal.’ Our nation has changed dramatically since those words were first written on parchment. Generations...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after the Trump administration announced plans to encourage the nation’s school superintendents and college presidents to cease considering race as a factor in their admissions decisions:

 

“The Trump administration isn’t just...

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has gone to great lengths to try to cover up his ongoing scandals, his misuse of taxpayer funds, his close relationships with industry insiders, and more. With all his attempts to cover his tracks, what else is Scott Pruitt trying to hide?

 

Here’s the...

A little over a month ago, Trump promised that pharmaceutical companies would announce “massive” cuts in drug prices in two weeks as a result of his drug plan. Drug prices haven’t dropped as Trump promised, and instead, many drug companies just announced new price increases.

 

FIVE...

The Great Battlefield: Modernizing Technology and Security at the DNC with CTO Raffi Krikorian


 

“The holy grail of what we are trying to achieve is: How do we better understand voters across the U.S. so we can have long-term engaged conversations with them?” said DNC CTO Raffi...

While thousands of Americans across the country marched in opposition to Trump’s family separation policy, editorial boards have joined the growing chorus calling for the administration to end its cruel policies and find a clear path to reuniting families. Democrats know that...

Americans Across the Country Rally Against Trump Family Separation Policy

 

This Saturday, organizers and activists came together to stand up against Donald Trump’s cruel immigration policies, which have separated thousands of children from their parents and are now holding...

**ICYMI**

 

Thanks to the initiative of the DNC’s Director of African-American Outreach Waikinya Clanton, we’ve launched the Seat at the Table Tour. This program is a joint Democratic initiative from the DNC, the Congressional Black Caucus, and Black women mayors. Through the tour,...

MEMORANDUM

TO: Interested Parties

FROM: DNC War Room

DATE: July 2, 2018

RE: Gas Prices, Which Trump Claims Power Over, Reach 4-Year High For July 4th

 


 

 

This July 4th, gas prices will be at their highest level in four years and cost drivers over $1 billion more than last...

“The Trump administration’s cyber task force was ordered to make a report on how to combat election interference.  The report was due June 30th, and it still hasn’t been released. It’s clear Trump does not take the ongoing threat foreign adversaries pose to our election systems...

After a federal judge ruled against Governor Bevin’s Medicaid work requirements, DNC Deputy Communications Director Sabrina Singh released the following statement:

 

“Today a federal judge rightfully rejected Republican efforts to undermine health care coverage for Kentuckians who...

Nearly 2,000 American families displaced by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico are relying on FEMA’s Transitional Shelter Assistance program. The program expires tomorrow, and families will once again be on their own. With one day before the arbitrary FEMA deadline, DNC Chair Tom Perez...

Today Trump celebrated the six month anniversary of the Trump tax law. Fittingly, as we have seen over the course of his presidency, his speech and the White House’s “fact” sheet included numerous lies. Here’s the truth:

 

LIE: “The share of small businesses raising benefits and pay...

Trump has repeatedly claimed the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, and said he would appoint justices to the Supreme Court who would strike it down. A vote for anyone on Trump’s short list would be a vote to gut the ACA.

 

Trump said his judicial appointments would rule...

Families belong together. But instead of working to reunite the more than 2,500 children they forcibly separated from their families, the Trump administration is doubling down on their anti-immigrant policies that created this humanitarian crisis.

 

Yesterday the White House...

Today, the Democratic National Committee announces Seema Nanda as Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Seema will manage the day-to-day operations of the organization. Seema served on​ DNC Chair Tom​ Perez' transition team, which took a fresh look at the ​committee's operations...

In order to ensure every voice is heard this November, the Democratic National Committee has launched an LGBTQ Voting Rights Toolkit to help answer common LGBTQ-specific voting concerns. Now more than ever, with LGBTQ people under attack from Republicans and the administration rolling...

By Alexi McCammond

 

The Democratic National Committee held its first-ever data bootcamp on Thursday — one of the first steps in the Party's massive effort to leverage tech and data to do things like reach unregistered minority voters and rethink their voter files data management

 ...

The Supreme Court’s decision in Janus vs. AFSCME will slam the door on millions of hard working Americans. Republicans and their wealthy corporate donors have chipped away at workers’ rights - weakening unions and lowering wages – while giving massive tax cuts to the top 1%.
...

DNC Midwest Press Secretary Mandy McClure released the following statement on Donald Trump’s visit to Wisconsin:

 

“Donald Trump and Scott Walker have plenty to bond over at today’s events in Milwaukee and Mt. Pleasant – they’re both anti-worker and consistently put big corporations...

Trump has repeatedly pledged to have an anti-choice litmus test for Supreme Court nominees. Trump sees vacancies on the Supreme Court as his opportunity to pack the courts with justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade. In Trump’s own words:

 

I'm pro-life. The judges will be...

The Trump tax law gave massive new tax breaks to big corporations and the top 1%. Instead of benefitting their workers, CEOs used their massive tax giveaways to enrich themselves and their wealthy shareholders. Trump and Republicans sold Americans out.  It’s no wonder support for...

This week, Coloradans made history by choosing Jared Polis to be the Democratic gubernatorial nominee. If Polis wins in November, he would be the first openly gay governor elected in the nation. LGBTQ people across the country are making history. Just this year, Democrats have...

In commemoration of National PTSD Awareness Day, DNC Chair Tom Perez and DNC Veterans and Military Families Council Co-Chair Jan H. Donatelli released the following statement:

 

“The members of our nation’s armed services risk life and limb to protect our freedoms. When we welcome...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement:

 

“If there was ever any question whether the November elections would be the most important of our lifetime, Justice Kennedy’s retirement should remove all...

Voters say protections for people with pre-existing conditions, which the Trump administration is trying to eliminate, are the top health issue for them. Experts are speaking out and voters plan to hold Trump and Republicans accountable.

 

Pre-existing condition protections is a top...

The Trump tax law gave massive new tax breaks to big corporations and the top 1% at the expense of working families. Now the Congressional Budget Office warns that the Trump tax law is leading our country into record-breaking deficits and heightening the risk another financial crisis....

DNC Chair and former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and Vice Chair Maria Elena Durazo released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Janus v. AFSCME:

 

“Today’s decision is nothing more than blatant and disgraceful union busting that could slam the...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after Oklahoma Democrats voted in their primary election:

 

“Congratulations to all of last night’s Democratic nominees and the Oklahoma Democratic Party on a successful primary. The incredible voter turnout in this election is...

DNC Chair Tom Perez and DNC Vice Chairs Michael Blake and Grace Meng released the following joint statement on the results of tonight’s federal Democratic primary races in New York:

 

"The DNC is proud to congratulate the winners of tonight’s Democratic primary races in New York....

DNC Chair Tom Perez issued the following statement congratulating the Democratic nominees in Maryland’s primary races:

 

“Congratulations to all of tonight’s Democratic nominees in Maryland. This exciting slate of Democratic candidates will fight for our state’s working families....

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after the results of the Colorado primary:

 

“I want to congratulate Jared Polis and tonight’s winners across the state on their victories. Today’s robust turnout makes it clear that voters are hungry for Democratic leadership...

In response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions joking about children forcibly separated from their families by the Trump administration, DNC spokesperson Daniel Wessel released the following statement:

 

“More than 2,000 children are still separated from their families. Instead of...

DNC Associate Chair & Senior Counselor Jaime Harrison released the following statement following the South Carolina gubernatorial run off:  

 

“While Democratic gubernatorial nominee Rep. James Smith handily won his primary, Governor Henry McMaster couldn’t even secure the...

Today the Democratic National Committee is announcing a nearly $90,000 grant to the Nevada State Democratic Party to help with base community organizing ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Combining traditional boots-on-the-ground organizing with innovative digital and technological...

Following Trump’s policy that led to more than 2,500 children being separated from their families, Trump’s net approval rating has plummeted. As the Trump administration still has no timeline for when the children will see their parents again, immigrant families and the American...

Trump and Republicans promised to simplify the tax code so much that Americans could file their taxes on a form the size of a postcard. Instead, their tax law included new loopholes for the wealthy, and now that they’ve unveiled their new form, it’s clear their postcard promise was...

DNC Midwest Press Secretary Mandy McClure released the following statement following reports that Indiana health insurers plan to raise premium rates in the individual market by as much as 10.2% in 2019:

“Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress should be ashamed that their...

DNC Deputy Communications Director Sabrina Singh released the following statement following reports that Florida’s health insurers have requested average premium rate increases in the individual market of nearly 9% in 2019:

“Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress should be ashamed...

DNC Deputy Communications Director Sabrina Singh released the following statement following reports that one of Kentucky’s largest health insurers plans to raise premium rates in the individual market by 19.4% in 2019:

“Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress should be ashamed that...

In advance of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ speech to the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation in Los Angeles, DNC Spokesperson Vedant Patel released the following statement:

 

“The actions by this administration at the border have made it abundantly clear that the Trump-Sessions...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after the Supreme Court issued its opinion in NIFLA v. Becerra, ruling that anti-choice "crisis pregnancy centers" do not have to post information about the availability of free or low-cost abortion services:

 

“This is a brazen...

On the 3rd anniversary of Obergefell v. Hodges, the 5th anniversary of U.S. v. Windsor, and the 15th anniversary of Lawrence v. Texas, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

 

“Before the Supreme Court handed down its decision in U.S. v. Windsor five years ago, Edie...

Over the weekend, Democrats and activists rallied in Tornillo, Texas to fight back against Donald Trump’s policy of separating children from their families and housing immigrant children in tent cities along the border.

 

Democrats are ramping up the pressure to hold the Trump...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after the Supreme Court upheld President Trump's travel ban:

 

“Discrimination is not a national security strategy, and prejudice is not patriotism. Let’s call this ban for what it is: an outright attack on the Muslim community...

Trump and Republicans’ health care sabotage has already led to millions more uninsured Americans, and now their policies are causing premiums to skyrocket in ACA markets across the country. Here’s the latest states where the cost of health insurance is spiking because of Republican...

**ICYMI**

 

In May, Trump promised that drug companies would cut prices in two weeks. It hasn’t happened yet, and the White House has no explanation. In fact, some drug prices have even increased.

 

Washington Post Wonkblog: In May, Trump predicted the pharmaceutical industry...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case of Abbott v. Perez:

 

“Today, the Supreme Court decided to protect racial discrimination in Texas. Let’s be clear: Texas lawmakers drew districts that clearly and...

Trump and the Republican Party sold Americans out. While they gave massive tax breaks to the rich and big corporations, the extremely limited benefits they claimed the Trump tax law gave to working families have already been more than offset by soaring gas prices, which Trump said he...

Communities and activists across the country are calling on the Trump administration to immediately end the inhumane policy of separating up families at the border and detaining children. Trump’s policy has led to more than 2,500 children being seperated and, despite his executive...

Trump’s policy has led to more than 2,500 children being separated from their families. Despite his executive order, about 2,000 families remain separated, with no timeline for when the children will see their parents again. Here’s the latest:

 

The Trump administration still has no...

In advance of President Trump’s remarks at the Nevada GOP Convention and his attendance at a high-dollar fundraiser for Trump-Pence rubber stamp Dean Heller, DNC spokesperson Vedant Patel released the following statement:

 

“It's fitting that on the one-year anniversary of Senator...

DNC Disability Council Chair Tony Coelho released the following statement on the 19th  anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision:

 

“Nineteen years ago in the Olmstead decision, the Supreme Court held that under the Americans With Disabilities Act, individuals with...

From reports of insider trading by Trump’s Cabinet Secretary, to millions of wasted taxpayer dollars, to yet another Pruitt scandal, this week showed again that Trump has failed to drain the swamp.

 

Here’s that and more:

 

Wilbur Ross shorted stock in a Kremlin-linked shipping...

Trump’s latest executive order is another example of his anti-immigrant and cruel policies. Despite trying to claim credit for ending it, the family separation crisis he created continues. Here’s the latest:

 

A new poll shows that a record-high 75% of Americans say immigration is a...

House Republicans are trying to make it even harder for low-income families to put food on the table while giving massive tax cuts to the wealthiest 1% and large corporations.

 

NYT Editorial: G.O.P. Wants Hungry Kids to Fund Tax Cuts

 

By The Editorial Board

 

June 21, 2018

 ...

Big banks could soon pay out as much as $90 billion to their wealthy shareholders and CEOs, thanks in large part to Trump’s tax law and laxer protections on Wall Street.  Read below:

 

New York Times: What Stress? It's Good to Be a Bank

 

By Peter Eavis

 

What a time to be a...

DNC Disability Council Chair Tony Coelho released the following statement in response to news stories about children with disabilities being separated from their families:

 

“Children with disabilities and their and families who are seeking asylum from violence based on their...

DNC spokesperson Mandy McClure released the following statement after House Republicans passed their disastrous farm bill, which would cut food assistance for up to 2 million Americans:

 

“This is a bad bill, plain and simple. Make no mistake, 213 House Republicans voted to take...

Republicans in Congress are refusing to end Trump’s inhumane family separation policy, which is tearing children from their mothers and fathers at the southern border.

 

Here are stories of families who have been devastated by Trump’s policy, which rips children from their parents’...

 

Texas Republicans just passed a new platform that includes a shocking number of anti-LGBTQ provisions, including a call for the  repeal of marriage equality, non-discrimination rules, and hate crime laws in Texas; support for conversion therapy, a practice that has been deemed...

This week, Trump and Republicans continued their efforts to sabotage health care for millions of Americans, which have already sent health care premiums skyrocketing across the country.

 

The Trump administration finalized rules expanding the use of junk insurance plans.  This will...

DNC Chair and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez released the following statement in response to Trump’s proposal to reorganize the federal government:

 

"Dismantling the Department of Labor is not only an attack on the thousands of dedicated employees who work day and night to level...

Trump’s executive order is a continuation of his anti-immigrant and cruel policies. It is nothing but a weak attempt to claim credit for ending the crisis he himself manufactured. Here are the lowlights of Trump’s executive order:

 

  1. “ZERO TOLERANCE” POLICY REMAINS:  Trump’s...

The more we learn about the family separation crisis Trump created through his own policy-making, the more disturbing it becomes. Make no mistake, Trump’s latest executive order does not fix the humanitarian crisis at the border that he manufactured. Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy...

This morning, more than 2,300 children will wake up without their parents. Some are separated from their families by more than a thousand miles. The Trump administration has no plan to reunite the children who his policy forcibly separated from their parents.

 

Republicans can...

The more we learn about Trump’s family separation policy, the worse it gets. Now we’ve learned that young children are being forcibly separated from their parents and sent to “tender age” shelters, where they may never see their families again. Trump can stop this at any point by...

In a recent editorial, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette wrote that the recent challenges to the Affordable Care Act's protections for people with pre-existing conditions “could take America back to the days when people with cancer, diabetes, asthma or other long-term illnesses could...

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement in response to Trump’s executive order signed today:

 

“This executive order does nothing to fix the crisis Trump created. Children can still be separated from their parents and locked away in cages. Families seeking asylum still...

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