The Democratic party is working to build strong bridges between those members who followed the DNC during the 2016 elections and those members who bucked the DNC by supporting Senator Bernie Sanders.
Throughout the DNC election process all of the candidates spoke about working to bring “Sanders wing” and the “Clinton wing” together and building a strong grassroots movement to fight back against the Trump-GOP agenda.
This morning the DNC sent out this email:
Sanders and Perez Announce “Come Together and Fight Back” Tour
Senator Bernie Sanders, DNC Chair Tom Perez and other Democratic Party leaders will be traveling to nine “red” and “purple” states starting on April 17th. Along with local activists they are tentatively scheduled to hold rallies in Maine, Kentucky, Florida, Nebraska, Utah, Montana, Arizona and Nevada. More information will be released in the coming days. The purpose of their trip is to begin the process of creating a Democratic Party which is strong and active in all 50 states, and a party which focuses on grassroots activism and the needs of working families.
Sanders and Perez stated: “At a time of massive income and wealth inequality and a shrinking middle class, we need a government which represents all Americans, not just Wall Street, multi-national corporations and the top 1 percent. Regardless of where they live or their political affiliations, most people understand that it is absurd for Republicans in Congress to support huge tax breaks for billionaires while pushing for cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. They understand that the recent Republican health care proposal which would have thrown 24 million Americans off of their health insurance, substantially raised premiums for older workers and defunded Planned Parenthood while, at the same time, providing almost $300 billion in tax breaks to the top 2 percent is a disgraceful idea.”
Sanders and Perez will speak out for raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, pay equity for women, rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, combatting climate change, making public colleges and universities tuition-free, criminal justice reform, comprehensive immigration reform and tax reform which demands that the wealthy and large corporations start paying their fair share of taxes.
We need to rise up together and build on the grassroots momentum that has emerged after Trump was elected. We must work together to fight back against the anti-worker, anti-women, anti-immigrant policies being pushed in Washington and our own State House’s.
Despite the outcome of the 2016, polling still shows that our agenda is the American agenda. Our platform of raising wages, rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, college affordability, climate change, and immigration reform is what “we the people” want our government to act on.
The race to take back control of our State Houses and Congress in 2018 has already begun and we must work together to put an end to the regressive policies being rolled out by Trump and the entire GOP.