DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on Tuesday’s Primary Elections Washington, DC – DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement today on Tuesday’s primaries in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota:
“Congratulations to the Democratic candidates who advanced to the general election in November. Once again, today’s primary results are indicative of the stark contrast between the priorities of the Democratic and Republican parties. While Democrats are focused on providing economic security for middle-class families, Republicans have nominated out-of-touch candidates beholden to wealthy special interests and a radical Tea Party ideology that embraces government shutdowns and obstructs progress.
“Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley has a proven history championing middle-class Iowans, helping create incentives for business to hire unemployed workers and veterans. The reality of Joni Ernst's record in the Iowa Senate couldn't be a greater contrast.
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement Marking the Start of LGBT Pride Month Washington, DC - DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement marking the start of LGBT Pride Month, which is June:
This June, we celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. It is an opportunity to recognize the remarkable progress our nation has made towards equality for all Americans and the contributions made by the LGBT community.
Forty-five years ago, in June 1969, the LGBT community had to literally fight for recognition of the discrimination they faced during the Stonewall riots in New York. Last June, the LGBT community achieved a victory when the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional.
The progress towards equality has accelerated in recent years. Marriage equality now exists in nineteen states and the District of Columbia and public support for gay marriage has reached record highs. Additionally, President Obama oversaw the repeal of the discriminatory Don't Ask Don't Tell policy and
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on the Passing of Mame Reiley Washington, DC - DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on the passing of DNC Women’s Caucus Chair Mame Reiley:
“I am heartbroken by the loss of my friend, Mame Reiley. Mame represented the best of the grassroots activism that is at the foundation of our party and her work ethic, commitment and dedication are irreplaceable. Mame was a leader devoted to the Democratic Party and passionate about advancing women as leaders of our Party and to elected office.
“Ever since she was a child in Virginia cheering on John Kennedy’s campaign for President, Mame was organizing, agitating, and fighting for our party. Most recently, as the leader of the Women’s Caucus, Mame has tirelessly advocated for women in politics and dedicated her life to their success and advancement.
“Her political counsel was valued among many Virginia Democrats, including Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, and Jim Moran, and I can’t blame them. Her wit wa
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on Today’s EPA Announcement Washington, DC – DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement today regarding the EPA’s proposed rule to set carbon standards for power plants:
“It is a moral imperative that we bequeath to our children a healthy planet with clean air and water. The costs of delaying action any longer are too high; every moment we waste increases the economic burden of addressing this issue in the future. As a mother, I’m concerned about the detrimental effects of pollution on our children’s health. Already, carbon pollution has contributed to increased asthma attacks among Americans, particularly among the African American and Hispanic communities.
“The proposed standards announced today by the Environmental Protection Agency will reduce the damaging carbon pollution emitted from power plants and greatly benefit public health in our country and the next generation of Americans. Additionally, the impact of climate change is witnessed in ext
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