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Ahead of Pence Visit, Florida Legislators and Teachers Hold Trump Admin. Accountable for Reckless COVID-19 Response

Today, ahead of Mike Pence’s visit to Miami, Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL-27), State Senator José Javier Rodríguez (SD-37), State Representative Javier Fernández (HD-114), Karla Hernández-Mats, president of United Teachers of Dade, Jessica Harringon, Tampa teacher, and Keegan Schlake, Orlando teacher, joined a virtual press conference to highlight the Trump administration’s failure to take the basic…

Florida’s teachers and health experts agree: Trump’s push to reopen schools amid current COVID-19 surge is reckless

With no comprehensive school reopening plan, Secretary DeVos can’t promise that schools will be safe when they reopen, and yet the Trump administration is proceeding anyway, claiming that “the science should not stand in the way,” and even threatening to withhold federal education funding to public schools that don’t fully reopen. This news comes as…

DNC on 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

DNC Chair Tom Perez and former Rep. Tony Coelho, Chair of the DNC Disability Council and the primary sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), released the following statement celebrating the 30th anniversary of the ADA: “Thirty years ago, Congress signed into law the most significant piece of civil rights legislation in disability rights…

THREE YEARS AGO: Trump Told Lordstown Workers ‘Don’t Move, Don’t Sell Your House’

Today is the three year anniversary of Trump promising workers in Lordstown, Ohio that he’d save their plant and bring their jobs back — he did neither. Three years ago today, Trump promised Lordstown workers he would save their plant and bring back jobs, saying, “don’t move. Don’t sell your house.”  CNN: “In 2017, Trump…

DNC Statement on Pence’s Nantucket Fundraiser

Ahead of Mike Pence’s fundraiser in Nantucket, Massachusetts tomorrow, Democratic National Committee spokesperson John Weber released the following statement: “Six months after Donald Trump promised that the pandemic was ‘totally under control,’ thousands of Bay Staters have lost their lives, tens of thousands have contracted COVID-19, and Massachusetts leads the nation in unemployment. But even…

DNC Veterans and Military Families Council on Trump’s Call with Putin

DNC Veterans and Military Families Council Chair, former U.S. Navy Lt. Jan Donatelli and Vice Chairs former U.S. Army CPT Terron Sims, former U.S. Navy  Leo Cruz and  former U.S. Marine Sgt. Rodrigo Garcia released the following statement:  “The job of every president is to lead and stand up for the American people. That’s why…