March 31, 2017 GU Politics In The News

DNC Chair, Vice Chair Discuss Future of the Party

by Marina Pitofsky

The Democratic Party must continue outreach efforts to millennials to remain the progressive organization it claims to be, argued Tom Perez and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the chair and vice chair of the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday.

Perez also addressed growing young immigrant populations around the country and emphasized that the Democratic Party stands with immigrant communities.

“No matter where you were born, no matter what your first language was at home, no matter who you worship, no matter who you love — there is a place for you at the American table, and those are the pillars of the Democratic Party,” Perez said.

Hosted by the McCourt School of Public Policy’s Institute of Politics and Public Service, the former rivals for the DNC chair position analyzed their party’s strategy to engage young voters in the political process and convince millennials their values align with Democrats.

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