Weekly Communications Update for November 21st, 2015

This week was an exciting one at DNC Headquarters. On Monday, we unveiled the Democratic Victory Task Force’s Final Report and Action Plan. The Task Force, commissioned by DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz following the 2014 elections, conducted extensive research, including feedback from more than 100,000 supporters across the country. The full Democratic Victory Task Force Report and Action Plan is available here, and a Progress Update from DNC CEO Amy Dacey is available here.

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Discriminatory Anti-Transgender Bathroom Bill Moves Forward in Wisconsin Legislature

Today, Human Rights Campaign condemned the decision by the leadership of the Wisconsin Assembly to allow a hearing today on disgraceful anti-transgender legislation that would expose trans and gender nonconforming students to heightened risk of bullying, harassment and discrimination. Not only is the bill--known as AB 469--shameful and horrific public policy, passing it would put the state in conflict with federal law.

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The President Delivers Remarks on Climate Change

President Obama delivers remarks on climate change at a CEO summit, attended by business leaders from around the region representing U.S. and Asia-Pacific companies, in Manila, Philippines.

Gov. Walker's biased exclusion of Syrian refugees

Photograph by Nadia AbuShaban

From the ACLU of Wisconsin:

“We are saddened by calls from our governor and others to turn our backs on the world's most vulnerable people when they need us the most. 

We mourn and condemn the horrific attacks in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad. However, the attempt by Governor Walker and other lawmakers to draw a link between such tragedies and the admission and resettlement of Syrian refugees in Wisconsin is a reflexive overreaction. The U.S. already has an extremely rigorous and multi-layered security screening program in place for refugees seeking to resettle here. Attempting to shut out refugee resettlement in Wisconsin blames refugees for the very terror they are fleeing, and erodes our own civil liberties. 

The governor's and other Wisconsin legislators’ position is badly wrong. It betrays Wisconsin values of hospitality and compassion, and flies in the face of the laws of this country. The brazenly discriminatory nature of this position raises grave legal concerns, and should be abhorrent to all Wisconsinites who believe in the values on which our country was founded.”

Contact: Molly Collins, ACLU of Wisconsin, 608-469-5540, media@aclu-wi.org

Dick Cheney (?!?!) is the GOP’s guest of honor this week

Weekly Address: Giving Veterans their Chance


In this week's address, President Obama honored our nation’s veterans, who have served and sacrificed in defense of our country.

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