People’s Action Will Push Thomas Perez, Chair of the Democratic National Committee, to Recognize the Power of the Grassroots

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–February 25, 2017. George Goehl, co-director of People’s Action, made this statement today:

“We congratulate Congressman Keith Ellison on an incredible campaign that brought hundreds of thousands of people into the debate about the direction and leadership of the Democratic National Committee. By stepping forward, Ellison has moved the party closer to the bold economic reforms that will unrig the economy so it can work for everyday people.

“We are obviously disappointed that Congressman Ellison didn’t win. We applaud his leadership, wisdom and grace.

“Tom Perez has taken a strong first step in naming Congressman Ellison deputy chair. We hope Perez takes additional actions that demonstrate that the compass of the Democratic Party is the hopes and dreams of the working class, and that its power is in the grassroots.”

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People’s Action is a national organization of more than a million people across 30 states working for economic, racial, gender and climate justice – and to ensure everyone a voice in our political system. From family farms to big cities, from coast to coast, we’re fighting for community over greed, justice over racism, and people and planet over big corporations.

Source: People’s Action

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