Our Mission is to keep our audience with an interrupted stream of financial information from serious sources, with the objective to provide the tools and sufficient knowledge about investments in the financial markets. we inform you, for example, CNBC, The Guardian, Washington Post, New York Times Selected News, selected financial news and videos, the Fed, FDIC, SEC, FTC press releases and enforcement actions.
“We can win everywhere if we organize everywhere.”
Tom Perez was elected chair of the Democratic National Committee 17
months ago, there were doubts that he would be able to say something so
confident. The bitter infighting between supporters of Hillary Clinton,
the party’s presidential nominee, and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), whose
followers charged the system was rigged against him, was bad enough.
Clinton’s stunning loss to President Trump only compounded the
demoralization among Democrats.
But that was then.
elections of Democratic governors in Virginia and New Jersey, and a
Democratic senator in Alabama for the first time in more than 30 years,
have validated Perez’s priorities since he took over the party in
February 2017. “We’ve made real progress. Forty-three elections that
we’ve helped to flip from red to blue in places all over the country.
We’ve become a 57-state and -territory party again. We’re competing
everywhere,” Perez told me in the latest episode of “Cape Up.” “Virginia and New Jersey taught us that we could win again, and Alabama taught us that we could win everywhere.”
wanted to make a very strong statement to African American voters that
we will never again take them for granted,” Perez said about the DNC’s
involvement in Sen. Doug Jones’s win in Alabama. And when I asked Perez
about the tension within the party between those who say Democrats must
redouble their efforts to win back the white working class and those who
say the party must focus on its African American base, he said, “It’s a
false choice. We have to do both and then some.” He then pointed to
Rep. Conor Lamb’s special-election victory in Pennsylvania’s 18th
was a really important race because those were Obama-Obama-Trump
voters — some people would call them Reagan Democrats,” Perez explained.
“They came home, and they came home because Conor was talking about
core FDR issues. He was talking about health care. He was talking about
the right to form a union. He was talking about pension security.”
Perez added that Democrats win “when we lead with our values and develop authentic relationships.”
Listen to the podcast
to hear Perez explain the new rules on superdelegates that he says will
rebuild trust within the party. “I think people lost faith in the DNC,”
he said. “We lost a lot of elections, and we did it in a way that made
people feel like the process wasn’t fair.”
him bemoan the demise of the Republican Party: “The party of Lincoln is
dead, and it’s been replaced by the party of Trump,” Perez noted. “What
is most unconscionable about our current moment in our nation’s journey
to form a more perfect union is the appalling silence and capitulation
of Republicans on so many issues.”
comes to the November midterm elections, Perez is clear-eyed. “We’re
fighting for our democracy,” he told me. “This is, I believe, the most
important election of our lifetime.”