DNC Leadership elections wrap up in Atlanta today. Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez elected as DNC Chairman. “As a team, we will work together.”
In the final count, Hillary Clinton surpassed President Barack Obama’s 2012 total by 389,944 votes. Rising to the occasion as she always has and always does, Hillary Clinton delivered the classiest concession speech of all time in New York. Before a mass of heartbroken supporters and journalists, Clinton delivered an address that at once admitted defeat and reminded those who voted for her to stay the course. We’re not moving to Canada, people. We have too much work to do.
An organic, grassroots effort, the Women’s March On Washington may be the largest mass movement yet that America has seen in response to any presidential inauguration — about 60,000 people protested Richard Nixon’s 1973 inauguration at the height of the Vietnam War while thousands protested George W. Bush’s 2001 inauguration. More than 100,000 women and men have committed to attending!
Message from ODP Chairman David Pepper:
Despite a tough night, 2016 did accomplish our critical goal of constructing a large party infrastructure—with thousands of new activists and volunteers, along with passionate staff– that can fuel all of our collective efforts in ’17, ’18 and beyond.