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September 08, 2017
Democratic Municipal Officials (DMO) condemns President Trump’s termination of President Obama’s DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program.
We call upon Congress to swiftly approve a clean bipartisan bill restoring the DACA program. We encourage our members to contact your members of Congress to advocate for this position.
We encourage our DMO members and other Democratic leaders around America to introduce to the public and local media willing members of your communities who are beneficiaries of the DACA program, and who as a result are able to be productive, contributing, and valued members of your communities.
August 18, 2017
DMO STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE AND CONTINUING SUBSEQUENT REPERCUSSIONS
Chicago, IL, August 18, 2017 –
It is time for all Americans, regardless of party or region, to come together in support of unity and equality for all.
The killing and violence in Charlottesville were the acts and responsibility of adherents of the old, ugly plague of white supremacy. We cannot accept or tolerate false moral equivalencies that blame victims of white supremacy for the violence perpetrated against them.
March 14, 2017
Statement of support for the National League of Cities’ 2017 Federal Action Agenda:
Democratic Municipal Officials (DMO) recognizes and supports the National League of Cities (NLC) as America’s largest non-partisan voice for our nation’s cities and towns. Many DMOs are among the active participants and leaders in the NLC, and take part in setting and advocating for the federal action agenda of the NLC.
March 12, 2017
Cities, towns, and counties represent the level of government closest to the people in a democracy. They serve as laboratories of public innovation, operating at the forefront of public policy-making that establishes minimum standards of protections and social progress for residents. They often deal with localized problems that require uniquely tailored solutions or an urgent community response. In order to serve the needs of the public in a democracy, local governments must have the authority to innovate, the power to address urgent problems and the license to act on a wide range of economic, health, safety and social issues on behalf of the citizens of their communities and should not be preempted or unreasonably interfered with by state governments.
March 12, 2017
DMO recognizes that America is a land of immigrants and an increasingly diverse nation which draws strength from that diversity.
America at our best and strongest has always been a welcoming nation which takes pride in serving and protecting all our citizens and residents regardless of race, religion, national origin, or ethnicity.
March 12, 2017
Voting rights are the fundamental building blocks of democracy. Without the protected right to vote freely and without threat of intimidation, there can be no democratic system. To be meaningful, election systems must also guarantee fair and convenient access to register and vote for all those eligible, without regard to economic status or disabilities.
February 28, 2017
TOM PEREZ ELECTED DNC CHAIR
Former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez elected Chair of the Democratic National Committee at the DNC Winter Meeting
Atlanta, GA, February 25, 2017 –
The Democratic National Committee elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as the next Chair of the DNC this Saturday in Atlanta. Perez committed to increasing DNC support for local elected Democrats prior to the DNC Winter Meeting in a letter to the Democratic Municipal Officials. Local elected Democrats were represented at the DNC meeting by their three ex officio voting members, along with two additional voting members from DMO’s national Board of Directors.
February 23, 2017
February 21, 2017
To: National Democratic County Officials (NDCO) and
Democratic Municipal Officials (DMO)
cc: Arlanda Williams, President NDCO
Joe Buscaino, President DMO
From: Jehmu Greene
Re: A Re-engaged Democratic National Committee
The next Chair of the DNC needs to be an innovative strategist, a seasoned organizer and a fierce messenger who understands the unique challenges and opportunities of these surreal times, knows the Party from both the inside and out and is not afraid to tackle long-standing systems that disengage and divide us.
We have a unique opportunity to assess our strengths and our weaknesses as a Democratic family and to innovate how we organize, how we communicate, and how we connect with voters; to embrace experimentation and new organizing strategies and to respond to the chorus of disenfranchised Americans who have given up on politics and an even larger group yearning, marching and looking for the Democratic Party to be a home for the resistance