New DNC Chair, New DNC Priorities

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February 25, 2017

Carolyn Fiddler
National Communications Director

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New DNC Chair, New DNC Priorities
DLCC Congratulates Chair Tom Perez and Calls for Shift in Party’s Focus

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post congratulated Tom Perez on his election as the new chair of the Democratic National Committee.

“We are pleased to celebrate Tom Perez’s election as the new DNC chair, and we look forward to working with him towards restoring the electoral success of the party at all levels by building Democratic strength in state legislatures,” said Post. “The level of Chair Perez’s commitment not only to winning state legislative elections but also to providing the resources required to accomplish the task will be a key measure of his effectiveness in this post.

“I look forward to working with Chair Perez as a leader who understands how crucial state legislative elections are to our future,” continued Post. “As Democratic legislative leaders across the country lead the way in fighting back against Trump’s disastrous presidency, party leaders in D.C. must be willing to take a hard look at themselves and address the lessons learned in recent elections. Rebuilding Democratic strength in state legislatures is essential to thwarting the Trump agenda, grooming candidates for upcoming elections, and preventing another round of GOP gerrymandering in 2021.”

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