DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz on AAPI Heritage Month
In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement:
“Throughout the month of May, we celebrate and honor the important contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities that have enriched our American identity and made our country stronger. Every day these vibrant communities help build a thriving and prosperous future for our nation. Members of the AAPI community have worked hard to achieve the American Dream, sharing in the sacrifice, struggles, and accomplishments of all Americans. At the same time we must remember the adversity that too many in AAPI communities have faced throughout our history, and the disparities we must still work to correct.
“Under President Obama, we have made significant progress on issues that matter to AAPI communities including tax cuts for middle class families, billions of dollars in loans to AAPI small business owners, and
Mad as hell
In response to the NRA's continued attempts to influence Republicans, our communications director, Brad Woodhouse, fired off this email to supporters.
New polls show that the approval ratings for Republicans who blocked a vote on background checks for gun sales have taken a huge dive.
And now, after spending millions of dollars to get Republicans to vote against background checks, the NRA is bankrolling radio ads to help boost their dwindling poll numbers.
The NRA's lobbyists think if they throw enough money around, they can get Republicans to vote however they want them to and protect them afterward -- it makes me mad as hell.
But they're forgetting that we've got 90 percent of Americans on our side -- and we're not backing down.
Show Congress that 90 percent of Americans matter more than the gun lobby: Help us collect 200,000 signatures in support of common-sense gun safety measures like background checks.
The NRA may have de
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Congratulates Rep. Ed Markey for His Victory in Massachusetts
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement on the Massachusetts Senate primary tonight:
“On behalf of Democrats across the country, I want to congratulate Ed Markey for his victory tonight and send him our best wishes as we now turn to a victory in June. I also want to thank my friend, Stephen Lynch for his dedication to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to working families in our country. These campaigns and the grassroots energy behind them truly exemplified the tough and hardworking spirit of Massachusetts.
“Now, we must unite behind Congressman Ed Markey and set our sights on keeping this seat blue on June 25th. Unlike Gabriel Gomez, who is vastly out of touch with the priorities of middle class families, Congressman Markey knows what is important to the people of Massachusetts-- creating jobs, strengthening the economy, improving education and investing in infrastructure to move our country forward.
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Jewish American Heritage Month
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement on May 2013 being the eighth Jewish American Heritage Month:
“This month, we are proud to recognize May as the annual Jewish American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate our nation’s strong and active Jewish community. With the deep contributions to the fabric of our nation, we have much to celebrate.
“In November we re-elected a President who stands with the Jewish American community and has demonstrated that our priorities, the commitment to Israel’s safety and strength, our nation’s economic security, access to health care, and a woman's right to choose, among many others, are his priorities too. I am incredibly proud of the leadership of the Jewish community, both inside and outside the government, on the Affordable Care Act, reducing gun violence, common sense immigration reform, LGBT equality, and other social justice issues.
“And earlier this year, Preside