Tag Archives: Tom Perez

DNC Excludes Fox From Hosting 2020 Dem Debates

The Washington Post reports: The Democratic National Committee has decided to exclude Fox News Channel from televising any of its candidate debates during the 2019-2020 cycle as a result of published revelations detailing the cable network’s close ties to the Trump administration. In a statement Wednesday, DNC Chairman Tom Perez cited a story in the New Yorker magazine this week …

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DNC To Ask All 2020 Candidates To Sign “Affirmation” That They Will Campaign And Serve As Democrats

CNN reports: The Democratic National Committee plans to meet with 2020 campaigns next week to hand out an “affirmation form” for candidates to sign and certify they will run and serve as members of the Democratic Party, a DNC official said Tuesday. The announcement follows Bernie Sanders’ entry into the 2020 campaign earlier Tuesday — his second consecutive presidential election. …

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DNC Nixes “Undercard” Debates For WH Candidates

There will be no “kids table” debates for Democrats like we saw with Republicans in 2016. Politico reports: With the prospect of upward of 20 Democrats running for president in 2020, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez announced on Thursday that the party would split up candidates by random selection and host debates on consecutive nights if there were too …

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Dems To Start Presidential Primary Debates In June

Bloomberg News reports: Democrats will hold at least a dozen presidential primary debates starting in June 2019 and running through April 2020, with party Chairman Tom Perez promising rules that will give everyone in a potentially large field a fair shot at voters’ attention. Making public his first in a series of decisions over the 2020 debate calendar, Perez said …

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Democrats Celebrate Anniversaries Of Obergefell, Windsor, And Lawrence Rulings For LGBT Civil Rights

Just in from the Democratic National Committee: 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 Windsor said, ‘I think justice will …

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Dems Blast Trump’s Withdrawal From UN Council As “Disturbing” Given His Love For Despots And Dictators

Just in from DNC chairman Tom Perez:  “The United States should be leading the world on human rights, not retreating into isolation and separating young children from their families. Because of our seat at the table, we’ve been able to give voice to the voiceless around the world while fighting for the council’s fair treatment of our allies like Israel. …

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Democrats Mark Pulse Anniversary With Vow To Pursue “Common Sense Gun Reforms” And LGBTQ Rights

Just in from DNC chairman Tom Perez: “Two years ago, our nation witnessed one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history. It was an attack on the LGBTQ community, the Latinx community, and LGBTQ people of color everywhere. It was an attack on the American people and the values of diversity and equality that all of us should cherish. …

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DNC Chair Tom Perez: This Case Was Never About Cake

“This case was never just about a wedding cake. It was about all people– no matter who they are – having the right to celebrate their love without facing discrimination. The Democratic Party believes that no individual has a license to discriminate. We believe in the dignity of every human being. And we will continue to fight for equality for …

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Democrats Issue Pride Month Proclamation And Call On Trump To Pressure Other Nations To Protect LGBTs

One year ago today President Obama issued his final LGBT Pride Month proclamation. We’re not holding our breath for any recognition from the current White House, but the Democrats have come through. From DNC chairman Tom Perez:   “From Stonewall to the Supreme Court, our nation has made great strides in LGBTQ rights. LGBTQ Pride Month is an opportunity to …

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DNC Chairman Tom Perez On Obamacare Repeal Vote: Trump “Will Own Every Preventable Death” That Results

The Hill reports: Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez blasted the Republican effort to repeal ObamaCare ahead of the House vote on Thursday, saying President Trump and Republicans “will own every preventable death” as a result. “Trump and Republicans will own every preventable death, every untreated illness and every bankruptcy that American families will be forced to bear if this …

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Trump: The DNC Chair Race Was Totally “Rigged”

The Hill reports: President Trump early Sunday tweeted that the race for Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman was “rigged.” “Bernie’s guy, like Bernie himself, never had a chance. Clinton demanded Perez!” Trump added. Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Saturday defeated Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) to become the next DNC chairman in a win for centrist Democrats. The race, which …

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Obama Congratulates New DNC Chairman Tom Perez: He’ll Unite Democrats Under The Banner Of Opportunity

The Associated Press reports: Former President Barack Obama has congratulated Tom Perez on his election to lead the Democratic Party and commended his decision to ask runner-up Keith Ellison to be his deputy. Obama said in a statement that he knows “Perez will unite us under that banner of opportunity, and lay the groundwork for a new generation of Democratic …

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Bernie Sanders Warns New DNC Chairman Tom Perez: The Same Old Democratic Party No Longer Works

Politico reports: Seeking to move the party ahead, Sanders issued a statement congratulating Perez shortly after the results were announced. “I congratulate Tom Perez on his election as chairman of the Democratic National Committee and look forward to working with him,” he said, a break from his earlier warnings that a vote for Perez would be a vote for the …

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Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez Narrowly Elected DNC Chairman After Controversial Voting [VIDEO]

Former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee this afternoon in Atlanta on the second ballot after coming within a half-vote of winning during the first round. (Democrats Abroad get a half-vote each.) Perez narrowly beat Rep. Keith Ellison with a final second round tally of 235-200. Considerable controversy erupted during the first round …

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Labor Department Issues Final Rule On LGBT Anti-Discrimination Measures

Via press release: A new rule prohibiting discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity in the federal contracting workforce is being announced today by the U.S. Department of Labor. The rule implements Executive Order 13672, which was signed by President Obama on July 21. “Americans believe in fairness and opportunity. No one should live in fear of …

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Labor Secretary Tom Perez Cheers DOMA Anniversary, Promises Further Reforms

Via press release from Secretary of Labor Tom Perez: It was a year ago today, June 26, that the Supreme Court issued its decision in U.S. vs. Windsor repealing the Defense of Marriage Act (known as DOMA). Since then, President Obama has instructed all Cabinet members to review relevant federal statutes and regulations to ensure full implementation of Windsor, and …

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