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MEMO: Final Debate Night – 20 Days to Election Day

MEMO To: Interested Parties From: Adam Hodge, DNC Communications Director Date: October 19, 2016 Re: Final Debate Night – 20 Days to Election Day With less than three weeks to go until Election Day, the Democratic Party remains united, focused on the issues that matter to the American people, and dedicated to driving voter turnout. In the first two debates, Hillary…

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New DNC Video: The Enabler

New DNC Video: The Enabler Hoosiers Call Foul On Pence Ahead of today’s vice-presidential debate at Longwood University, the DNC released a new video entitled “The Enabler” that highlights Mike Pence’s continued, unapologetic defense of Donald Trump’s divisive policies and rhetoric. It also calls out Pence’s push to legalize discrimination against LGBT citizens as governor of Indiana. See here for…

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DNC Statement on 5th Anniversary of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal

DNC Statement on 5th Anniversary of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal WASHINGTON -  DNC LGBT Caucus Chair Earl Fowlkes released the following statement: “In the five years since Congress repealed the discriminatory Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, we’ve made great strides in expanding and protecting the rights of the LGBT community in the United States, but we still have further to go….

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DNC Reaction to Maine Governor’s Use of Anti-Gay Slur

“Yesterday, Hillary Clinton made a poignant call for Americans of all political stripes to denounce hatred and for Donald Trump to distance his campaign from hate groups. The same day, a Republican governor was shouting anti-gay slurs into a political opponent’s voicemail. The Republican Party has a lot of house cleaning to do if it wants to expand its appeal…

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This Week on the Campaign Trail

This week in Detroit, Donald Trump once again attempted to reset his campaign with promises by his allies that he would “pivot” away from regular displays of erratic behavior and making divisive comments that demonstrate he is unfit to be president of the United States. But no matter how many times Trump’s allies promise that we’ll see a new Donald,…

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ICYMI: Two Months After the Pulse Massacre, Trump Spoke at an Anti-LGBT Conference in Orlando

Two months after the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Donald Trump visited the city – but not to comfort those still grieving. Instead, he headlined a meeting of some of the nation’s most incendiary anti-gay proponents of discrimination. Today, Marco Rubio is speaking to the same gathering. Meanwhile, members of the LGBT community rallied nearby in support of the 49…

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Party of Trump: 2016 RNC Platform vs. 2013 RNC Autopsy

Four years ago, after Mitt Romney was crushed at the ballot box partly because of the Republican Party’s alienation of African Americans, Latinos, LGBT Americans, AAPI voters, Native Americans, women, young people, and many other groups, the RNC produced an autopsy report with recommendations for the party to broaden its appeal. Instead, the Republican Party has burned and buried those…

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Another anti-LGBT week for the GOP

Shot: Earlier this week, the Senate finally approved Eric Fanning to be the first openly gay Secretary of the Army, after Republicans blocked his nomination for over 200 days. Chaser: Yesterday, House Republicans broke regular order to force their members to support anti-LGBT language in the NDAA. Lime: Donald Trump released a list full of anti-LGBT judges who he would…

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When You’ve Lost Conservatives…

As Republican legislators and governors continue their assault on LGBT Americans through Right to Discriminate laws, even many prominent conservatives think they’ve gone too far. Watch what they and others have to say: WATCH  “Time and again we’ve seen GOP leaders stoking fear and prejudice and this latest round of anti-LGBT legislation in North Carolina only further institutionalizes bigotry. Instead…

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Cruz Continues Attacking Trans Americans

This morning on Glenn Beck’s radio show, Ted Cruz continued his attacks on LGBT Americans, going so far as to conflate being transgender with being a sexual predator. LISTEN “Let’s be clear: Ted Cruz’s extreme rhetoric not only denies transgender Americans their equal rights, he is also denying their correct gender identity and dignity. For decades, anti-LGBT politicians have despicably…

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