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Friday, January 15, 2021

MESSAGE OF THE DAY

1. President-Elect Biden’s Plan To Fix Trump’s Failed Vaccine Distribution

2. President-Elect Biden Lays Out American Rescue Plan After 10 Million Jobs Lost Last Year Under Trump

NEWS OF THE DAY

3. Trump Impeached To Protect Our Democracy


MESSAGE OF THE DAY

1. President-Elect Biden’s Plan To Fix Trump’s Failed Vaccine Distribution

  • Today, President-elect Biden will lay out his vaccine plan, including an ambitious goal to administer 100 million shots by the end of his first 100 days.

    • The president-elect will invoke the Defense Production Act to accelerate the making the vaccine, and work with Congress to secure necessary funding.


  • Trump’s administration failed to quickly distribute a vaccine, leaving Americans waiting.

    • Only about 11 million Americans have been vaccinated — half of the 20 million Trump’s administration promised to have completed two weeks ago.

    • Trump’s vaccine rollout is failing for the same reason his entire COVID response has failed: absence of leadership, inconsistent messaging, and a lack of coordination.

    • For months, states warned they didn’t have enough resources, but Trump held up funding by delaying the COVID relief package.


  • Trump’s pandemic response has failed.

    • More than 3 million Americans were infected and more than 42,000 died in just the first two weeks of January.


2. President-Elect Biden Lays Out American Rescue Plan After 10 Million Jobs Lost Last Year Under Trump

  • Yesterday, President-elect Biden laid out his $1.9 trillion plan to quickly contain the virus and get relief to workers. His American Rescue Plan will:

  • Get $2,000 direct relief checks to Americans

  • Increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour

  • Support for small businesses

  • Provide funding for vaccines, testing, and schools


  • Last month, the U.S. lost 140,000 jobs as Trump did nothing to contain the pandemic and Republicans delayed relief to working families.

    • In December, the economy lost jobs for the first time since April as COVID surged.

    • And last week, new unemployment claims soared to nearly 1 million — four times higher than the pre-pandemic average.


  • Trump inherited a booming economy from the Obama-Biden administration, and he tanked it. He is leaving President-elect Biden with one of the worst economic crises in decades.

    • The Obama-Biden economy Trump inherited had gained 11.6 million jobs, and was adding hundreds of thousands of jobs a month.

    • Trump’s economy lost 10 million jobs in the past year alone, and is continuing to lose jobs.


NEWS OF THE DAY

3. Trump Impeached To Protect Our Democracy

  • Trump’s days as president are numbered. Americans rejected him in November.

    • In his final days in office, Trump incited an insurrection in an attempt to overturn the will of the people.

    • Trump remains a clear and present danger to the Constitution and our democracy.


  • This week, Democrats and Republicans came together in a bipartisan vote to hold Trump accountable and impeach him a second time.

    • This was the most bipartisan impeachment of a president in history — with a record 10 members of Trump’s own party voting to impeach him.

    • Trump is the only president in American history to be impeached twice.


  • President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will work over the next four years to restore democracy and respect for the rule of law.

    • The Senate must find a way to deal with their constitutional responsibilities while also working on the other urgent business of the nation, including national security confirmations, funding vaccine distribution, and getting relief to working families.


--Democratic National Committee, 430 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA


Thursday, January 14, 2021

MESSAGE OF THE DAY

1. Trump Impeached To Protect Our Democracy

NEWS OF THE DAY

2. Trump Fails To Quickly Distribute Vaccine

3. 140,000 Lost Jobs as Trump Fails To Contain Pandemic


MESSAGE OF THE DAY

1. Trump Impeached To Protect Our Democracy

  • Trump’s days as president are numbered. Americans rejected him in November.

    • In his final days in office, Trump incited an insurrection in an attempt to overturn the will of the people.

    • Trump remains a clear and present danger to the Constitution and our democracy.


  • Yesterday, Democrats and Republicans came together in a bipartisan vote to hold Trump accountable and impeach him a second time.

    • This was the most bipartisan impeachment of a president in history — with a record 10 members of Trump’s own party voting to impeach him.

    • Trump is the only president in American history to be impeached twice.


  • President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will work over the next four years to restore democracy and respect for the rule of law.

    • The Senate must find a way to deal with their constitutional responsibilities while also working on the other urgent business of the nation, including key confirmations, our vaccine program, and building our economy back better.


NEWS OF THE DAY

2. Trump Fails To Quickly Distribute Vaccine

  • Trump’s administration is failing to quickly distribute a vaccine, leaving Americans waiting.

    • Only about 10 million Americans have been vaccinated — only half of the 20 million Trump’s administration promised to have completed two weeks ago.

    • Trump’s vaccine rollout is failing for the same reason his entire COVID response has failed: absence of leadership, inconsistent messaging, and a lack of coordination.

    • For months, states warned they didn’t have enough resources, but Trump held up funding by delaying the COVID relief package.


  • Trump’s pandemic response has failed.

    • More than 3 million Americans were infected and more than 38,000 died in just the first two weeks of January.


  • President-elect Biden has set an ambitious goal to inoculate millions of Americans. He is working with his COVID-19 team to administer 100 million shots by the end of his first 100 days.

    • The Trump administration is already enacting the president-elect’s proposal to release all available vaccine doses.

    • The president-elect will invoke the Defense Production Act if necessary to accelerate the making the vaccine, and work with Congress to secure necessary funding.


3. 140,000 Lost Jobs as Trump Fails To Contain Pandemic

  • Last month, the U.S. lost 140,000 jobs as Trump did nothing to contain the pandemic and Republicans delayed relief to working families.

    • In December, the economy lost jobs for the first time since April as COVID surged.

    • And last week, new unemployment claims soared to nearly 1 million — four times higher than the pre-pandemic average.


  • Trump inherited a booming economy from the Obama-Biden administration, and he tanked it. He is leaving President-elect Biden with one of the worst economic crises in decades.

    • The Obama-Biden economy Trump inherited had gained 11.6 million jobs, and was adding hundreds of thousands of jobs a month.

    • Trump’s economy lost 10 million jobs in the past year alone, and is continuing to lose jobs.


  • President-elect Biden will act quickly to contain the virus and get relief to workers. He is calling for bold action, including:

  • $2,000 direct relief checks to Americans

  • Increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour

  • Support for small businesses

  • Funding for vaccines, testing, and schools


--Democratic National Committee, 430 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA

Dear DNC Member,


Pursuant to our rules, this email serves as your 7-day notice for our upcoming virtual 2021 DNC Winter Meeting on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. ET. 
 
DNC Meeting Registration
As a reminder, our meeting will take on Zoom and members are required to register in advance here.
 
Rules of Procedure for the Election of DNC Officers
On January 11, you should have received an email from me sharing a memo on the Rules of Procedure for the election of DNC officers. For those that need it again or missed it, you can find it here. 
 
DNC Officer Election Balloting Requirement 
Per the proposed rules passed by the RBC and recommended for adoption by the full DNC, ballots will be sent to Members via email on Monday, January 18.
 
Balloting will be conducted via a Google form. In order to complete your ballot, you will be required to enter your unique pin on the ballot. Your pin needs to be created PRIOR to submitting your ballot. The pin you create for verification purposes will help with the security of the balloting process.
 
Please create your unique pin by Monday, January 18 at 9:00 a.m. EDT. Click here to create your four-digit pin.*
 
*To note, if you are a State Party Chair or Vice-Chair you should have received a separate email from ASDC with your pin sign-up in it. Please fill out that form. You do not need to use the link above to create your pin.  
 
How Balloting Will Work
DNC Members will receive the ballot on Monday, January 18, 2021, via email. To vote, your ballot will require you to enter the email address and unique pin you created (using the link above) which will be verified with the information on file with the Secretary’s Office. In the event that the information does not match, my Office will reach out to you directly to verify your information. 
 
You are encouraged to submit your ballot as soon as you receive the email.  
 
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me or my office.

Thank you for all you do. 

Yours,
Jason
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Jason Rae
Secretary
Democratic National Committee

Dear Fellow Democrats,

I’m humbled and excited that President-elect Biden has chosen me to lead our Party, and I would be honored to have your support for Chair of the Democratic National Committee.


I’m delighted to be joined by a diverse slate of remarkable individuals who represent the best of the Democratic Party. Their commitment to the American people is a reflection of their strong moral values and the values of our Party. Together, we are going to help Democrats run — and win — everywhere. Expanding the map for Democrats to help working families is the heartbeat that keeps me going. The work to win tomorrow and the next decade begins now.


The road ahead is smoother and straighter because of the effective work over the past four years by our outgoing chairman, Secretary Tom Perez. Tom brought our party together around an agenda of smart investments that helped flip the House in 2018 and the White House and Senate in 2020, while sparking innovations in our data and technology infrastructure that will benefit Democrats for years to come. I’m proud to call Tom my friend. 


Since my days as a young aide to my hero, Congressman Jim Clyburn, the Democratic Party has been the cornerstone of my professional life. As the son of a single teenage mom and largely raised by my grandparents in rural Orangeburg, South Carolina, I learned early on the hardships that working families face in our country. I learned what it was like to choose between paying the electric bill and putting food on the table. I learned what it was like to eat cereal with water, because we couldn’t afford milk.

With the support of teachers and my community, I had the opportunity to be the first in my family to graduate from college. I’ve been committed to the Democratic Party my entire career because I want the opportunities I had to be available to the millions of American families enduring the worst health and economic crisis in a century. We have to build this country back better, and there is only one party with that agenda: the Democratic Party.


I believe that when Democrats commit to year-round grassroots infrastructure and compete everywhere, we can win. We saw it again just last week when Georgia flipped the Senate. It begins with investing in and strengthening state parties — the frontlines of our fight to build back better. The key electoral lesson of the past few months is that victory in tough territory doesn’t come easily or quickly, but is the achievement of countless organizers, brilliant leaders, and a strong state party pushing together, for years, on the wheel of history.


We have a lot of work to do in the coming months and years to unify and heal our country. Together, we will be advocates for a renewal of our national spirit and a force for good in communities across the country. The immediate path forward for the Democratic Party is bright: we will invest in our state parties, prepare for the 2022 midterm elections, and seize this opportunity to champion President-elect Biden’s priorities and triumphs for all Americans.


Sincerely,

Jaime Harrison


Dear DNC Member,

We are less than a week away from the inauguration of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris. On their behalf, let me begin by thanking you for all that you have done to help make this moment possible. We are living in unprecedented times and have extraordinary challenges facing our country. I know that we all agree that the Biden-Harris administration will work tirelessly to unify our nation and tackle the challenges we face.

Today, President-elect Biden announced his slate for new Democratic National Committee officer positions. Led by Jaime Harrison who will serve as the next DNC Chair, these dynamic individuals represent the best of our Party. These leaders know the importance of building on our party's successes and are committed to building party infrastructure in the states. Their experiences and activism will allow them to continue the work that you have done these past four years.

I hope that you join President-elect Biden and affirm the endorsed slate of Officers at next week's DNC meeting. I look forward to working with you to support the Biden-Harris administration and to grow the party to ensure Democratic victories at every level.

Jen


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

MESSAGE OF THE DAY

1. Trump Incites Assault on Democracy

2. Removing Trump From Office To Protect Our Democracy

NEWS OF THE DAY

3. Trump Fails To Quickly Distribute Vaccine

4. 140,000 Lost Jobs as Trump Fails To Contain Pandemic


MESSAGE OF THE DAY

1. Trump Incites Assault on Democracy

President-elect Biden delivered forceful remarks on the attack at the Capitol last week on Wednesday and Thursday.


  • President-elect Biden spoke directly to the American people about the unprecedented assault on our democracy and the rule of law.

    • These were not protestors. They were rioters, insurrectionists, and domestic terrorists. Six Americans — including two Capitol Police officers — lost their lives as a result of that day’s tragic events.

    • Trump unleashed this assault. For four years, he has attacked our democracy, our Constitution, and the rule of law.


  • Last week was a painful reminder that democracy is fragile. But the attack on the Capitol does not reflect the true America — they were a small number of extremists.

    • Let’s be clear: democracy prevailed. A bipartisan majority — including the vast majority of Senate Republicans — voted to uphold President-elect Biden’s win and forcefully condemned the assault.

    • It is shameful that some Republicans abdicated their oath of office just days after taking it. They undermined our democracy and encouraged this mob.


2. Removing Trump From Office To Protect Our Democracy

  • Trump’s days as president are numbered. Americans rejected him in November.


  • To prevent further chaos, the Cabinet must step in.

    • Today, the House will call on Pence and the Cabinet to activate the 25th Amendment and remove Trump for his incitement of insurrection and the danger he still poses.

    • Yesterday, House Republicans temporarily blocked this legislation, enabling Trump’s unhinged, unstable and deranged acts of sedition.


  • If Trump does not leave office imminently, the House will move to impeach him.

    • The President’s threat to our Constitution and our democracy is urgent.


  • President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will work over the next four years to restore democracy and respect for the rule of law.


NEWS OF THE DAY

3. Trump Fails To Quickly Distribute Vaccine

  • Trump’s administration is failing to quickly distribute a vaccine, leaving Americans waiting.

    • Trump’s vaccine rollout is failing for the same reason his entire COVID response has failed: absence of leadership, inconsistent messaging, and a lack of coordination.

    • For months, states warned they didn’t have enough resources, but Trump held up funding by delaying the COVID relief package.


  • Trump’s vaccine rollout is way behind schedule.

    • Only about 9 million Americans have been vaccinated of the 20 million Trump’s administration promised by the start of the year.


  • Trump’s pandemic response has failed.

    • More than 2 million Americans were infected and more than 28,000 died in just the first 10 days of January.


  • President-elect Biden is working with his COVID-19 team to administer 100 million shots by the end of his first 100 days.

    • The Trump administration is already enacting the president-elect’s proposal to release all available vaccine doses.

    • The president-elect will invoke the Defense Production Act if necessary to accelerate the making the vaccine, and work with Congress to secure necessary funding.


4. 140,000 Lost Jobs as Trump Fails To Contain Pandemic

  • Last month, the U.S. lost 140,000 jobs as Trump did nothing to contain the pandemic and Republicans delayed relief to working families.

    • The economy lost jobs for the first time since April as COVID surged.


  • Trump’s K-shaped recovery is leaving working Americans farther behind while the rich continue to get richer.

    • Low-wage workers and workers of color are bearing the brunt of this crisis with higher rates of job loss


  • President-elect Biden will act quickly to contain the virus and get relief to workers. He is calling for bold action, including:

  • $2,000 direct relief checks to Americans

  • Increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour

  • Support for small businesses

  • Funding for vaccines, testing, and schools


--Democratic National Committee, 430 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA


Monday, January 11, 2021

MESSAGE OF THE DAY

1. Trump Incites Assault on Democracy

2. Removing Trump From Office To Protect Our Democracy

NEWS OF THE DAY

3. 140,000 Lost Jobs as Trump Fails To Contain Pandemic

4. Trump Fails To Quickly Distribute Vaccine


MESSAGE OF THE DAY

1. Trump Incites Assault on Democracy

President-elect Biden delivered forceful remarks on the attack at the Capitol last week on Wednesday and Thursday.


  • Twice last week, President-elect Biden spoke directly to the American people about the unprecedented assault on our democracy and the rule of law.

    • These were not protestors. They were rioters, insurrectionists, and domestic terrorists. Six Americans — including two Capitol Police officers — lost their lives as a result of the day’s tragic events.

    • Trump unleashed this assault. For four years, he has attacked our democracy, our Constitution, and the rule of law.


  • Last week was a painful reminder that democracy is fragile. But the attack on the Capitol does not reflect the true America — they were a small number of extremists.

    • Let’s be clear: democracy prevailed. A bipartisan majority — including the vast majority of Senate Republicans — voted to uphold President-elect Biden’s win and forcefully condemned the assault.

    • It is shameful that some Republicans abdicated their oath of office just days after taking it. They violated their oath to defend the Constitution by undermining our democracy and encouraging this mob.


2. Removing Trump From Office To Protect Our Democracy

  • Trump’s days as president are numbered. Americans rejected him in November.


  • To prevent further chaos, the Cabinet must step in.

    • This week, the House will call on Pence and the Cabinet to activate the 25th Amendment and remove Trump for his incitement of insurrection and the danger he still poses.

    • Today, House Republicans temporarily blocked this legislation, enabling Trump’s unhinged, unstable and deranged acts of sedition to continue.


  • If Trump does not leave office imminently, the House will move to impeach him.

    • The President’s threat to our Constitution and our democracy is urgent.


  • President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will work over the next four years to restore democracy and respect for the rule of law.


NEWS OF THE DAY

3. 140,000 Lost Jobs as Trump Fails To Contain Pandemic

  • Last month, the U.S. lost 140,000 jobs as Trump did nothing to contain the pandemic and Republicans delayed relief to working families.

    • The economy lost jobs for the first time since April as COVID surged.


  • Trump’s K-shaped recovery is leaving working Americans farther behind while the rich continue to get richer.

    • Low-wage workers and workers of color are bearing the brunt of this crisis with higher rates of job loss


  • We can’t fully recover our economy until we get the coronavirus under control. Trump’s pandemic response has failed.

    • More than 2 million Americans were infected and more than 28,000 died in just the first 10 days of January.


  • President-elect Biden will act quickly to contain the virus and get relief to workers. He is calling for bold action, including:

    • $2,000 direct relief checks to Americans

    • Increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour

    • Support for small businesses

    • Funding for vaccines, testing, and schools


4. Trump Fails To Quickly Distribute Vaccine

  • Trump’s administration is failing to quickly and equitably distribute a vaccine, leaving Americans waiting.

    • Trump’s vaccine rollout is failing for the same reason his entire COVID response failed: absence of leadership, inconsistent messaging, and a lack of coordination.

    • For months, states warned they didn’t have enough resources, but Trump held up funding by delaying the COVID relief package.


  • Trump’s vaccine rollout is way behind schedule.

    • Only about 9 million Americans have been vaccinated of the 20 million Trump’s administration promised by the start of the year.


--Democratic National Committee, 430 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA

Dear DNC Member,


Hope you had a good weekend. Please find a memo on the rules of procedure for the election of DNC officers here

Thank you for all you do.

Yours,
Jason
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Jason Rae
Secretary
Democratic National Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2021

COVID Surges As Trump’s Vaccine Rollout Is ‘Not Working’

Trump has allowed the pandemic to surge uncontrolled across the country as his administration’s vaccine rollout continues to come up short.

The country is now averaging over 3,000 deaths and more than 250,000 cases per day.
NBC News: “The country has averaged 3,200 deaths per day and 256,000 cases per day the past seven days. Four weeks ago that number was an average 2,600 deaths and 225,000 cases per day.”
States across the country recorded their highest number of coronavirus hospitalizations last week.
Business Insider: “16 states recorded their highest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations this week as new cases reach an all-time high”
Meanwhile, the Trump administration’s vaccine rollout is “not working.”
CBS News: “Scott Gottlieb, the former director of the Food and Drug Administration, said Sunday that the nation's strategy for administering coronavirus vaccines is ‘not working’ and encouraged public health officials to ‘hit the reset’ and take up a new approach to inoculate Americans faster.”

Politico: “Hospitals are throwing out doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine because the federal government is giving some of the facilities syringes that can only extract five doses from vials that often contain more.”
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2021

Trump’s Chaotic Pandemic Response Hurt Our Economy And Puts Lives At Risk

Trump’s refusal to do anything to control the pandemic and his chaotic rollout of the coronavirus vaccine have hurt our economy and puts even more American lives at risk.

The economy lost jobs for the first time since April after Trump refused to do anything to control the pandemic and Republicans delayed taking action.
Washington Post: “The U.S. economy shed 140,000 jobs in December — the first month of decline since the earliest months of the pandemic, as the recovery makes a U-turn after months of surging infections and delayed Congressional action.”
The coronavirus continues to surge uncontrolled and just hit the deadliest single day on record with more than 4,000 deaths.
Washington Post: “On Thursday, more than 4,000 people died of covid-19 in the United States, the first time the toll has exceeded that milestone, following a record day Wednesday of 3,915 deaths.”
Trump’s failed pandemic response continues as his chaotic vaccine rollout puts our economy and American lives at further risk.
The Hill: “Chaotic vaccine rollout could cause hundreds of thousands of US COVID-19 deaths”

Politico: “States scrambling to deploy millions of coronavirus vaccines are resorting to drastic measures as they wait for federal aid to help speed mass inoculations.”

Axios: “Local health officials are turning to online services like Eventbrite to improvise distribution schemes for the COVID-19 vaccine in the absence of federal support or a national plan… Millions of lives, along with the country's economic recovery, depend on a speedy and successful rollout of the vaccine.”
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DNC on Jobs Report

DNC on Jobs Report

DNC Chair and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez released the following statement:


“The U.S. lost 140,000 jobs last month, capping off the worst jobs year on record. In total, the number of jobs lost during this pandemic is more than what we lost during the Great Recession. Cases are surging, hospitals are overwhelmed, and small businesses are struggling to survive. And yet, this president spent the week inciting violent riots at the U.S. Capitol building. It’s time for our nation to come together around President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris so we can heal our wounds, rebuild our economy, end this pandemic, and help get people back on their feet. In just 12 days, Americans will finally get the leadership they deserve.”




--Democratic National Committee, 430 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA

January 8, 2020
 
Dear Democratic Colleague,
 
It is a spirit of pride and with great solemnity that I write to you about the events of this past week.
 

  • Thank You to Members Defending Democracy: On Wednesday evening, following an horrific assault on our Democracy, our Democratic Caucus showed to the country and to the world that we would not be diverted from our duty to validate the election of President-elect Joe Biden.  Despite the desecration of the temple of our democracy, the House upheld its responsibility to the Constitution and to the American people.  My deepest gratitude goes to our scholars – Reps. Raskin, Lofgren, Schiff, and Neguse – and to the delegations of Arizona and Pennsylvania facing objections who made the case for respecting the will of the American people.

 
  • Capitol Police: It is with great sadness that I also write to share the news that a twelve-year veteran of the U.S. Capitol Police, Officer Brian Sicknick, died after defending the Capitol complex and protecting all who serve and work here.  The perpetrators of Officer Sicknick’s death must be brought to justice.  Five people have now died because of the act of insurrection.  This is a stain on our nation’s history. 

 
While we are appreciative of the bravery of the Capitol Police, we are disappointed in the lack of leadership.  For that reason I called upon the Chief of the Capitol Police to resign, and he has.  I have also accepted the resignation of the House Sergeant-at-Arms.  Chair Lofgren will discuss on our noon Caucus call how we will move forward with responding to the failures that allowed this tragedy to happen. 
 
  • Removing the President From Office: As you know, there is growing momentum around the invocation of the 25th Amendment, which would allow the Vice President and a majority of the Cabinet to remove the President for his incitement of insurrection and the danger he still poses.  Yesterday, Leader Schumer and I placed a call with Vice President Pence, and we still hope to hear from him as soon as possible with a positive answer as to whether he and the Cabinet will honor their oath to the Constitution and the American people. 

 
Nearly fifty years ago, after years of enabling their rogue President, Republicans in Congress finally told President Nixon that it was time to go.  Today, following the President’s dangerous and seditious acts, Republicans in Congress need to follow that example and call on Trump to depart his office – immediately.  If the President does not leave office imminently and willingly, the Congress will proceed with our action.
 
  • Preventing an Unhinged President From Using the Nuclear Codes: This morning, I spoke to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to discuss available precautions for preventing an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike.  The situation of this unhinged President could not be more dangerous, and we must do everything that we can to protect the American people from his unbalanced assault on our country and our democracy.

 
  • Resources for Responding to Trauma: The attack on Wednesday had a great traumatic effect on Members and congressional employees.  I have asked the Attending Physician to provide to Members with information about access to counseling.  You should shortly be receiving a Dear Colleague from the Office of the Attending Physician and the Office of the Employee Assistance.  

 
I am very grateful to Members for your communications regarding what you think should happen.  I take your suggestions very seriously as we build consensus in our Caucus as we go forward.
 
Thank you for your patriotism, your courage and your leadership.
Nancy Pelosi


Friday, January 8, 2021

MESSAGE OF THE DAY

1. Trump Incites Assault on Democracy

2. 140,000 Lost Jobs as Trump Fails To Contain Pandemic

NEWS OF THE DAY

3. Georgia Voters Reject Trump and Republicans


MESSAGE OF THE DAY

1. Trump Incites Assault on Democracy

President-elect Biden delivered forceful remarks on the attack at the Capitol Wednesday and yesterday.


  • Twice this week, President-elect Biden spoke directly to the American people about the unprecedented assault on our democracy and the rule of law.

    • These were not protestors. They were rioters, insurrectionists, and domestic terrorists. Five Americans — including a Capitol Police officer — lost their lives.

    • Trump unleashed this assault. He has made his contempt for our democracy, our Constitution, and the rule of law clear in everything he has done.


  • This week was a painful reminder that democracy is fragile. But the attack on the Capitol does not reflect the true America — they were a small number of extremists.

    • Let’s be clear: democracy prevailed. A bipartisan majority — including the vast majority of Senate Republicans — voted to uphold President-elect Biden’s win and forcefully condemned the assault.

    • It is shameful that some Republicans abdicated their oath of office just days after taking it. They violated their oath to defend the Constitution by undermining our democracy and encouraging this mob.


  • Trump’s days as president are numbered. Americans rejected him in November. To prevent further chaos, the Cabinet must step in.

    • Yesterday, Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer called on Pence and the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump for his incitement of insurrection and the danger he still poses.

    • If Trump does not leave office imminently, Congress will act.


  • President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will work over the next four years to restore democracy and respect for the rule of law.


2. 140,000 Lost Jobs as Trump Fails To Contain Pandemic

  • Today’s jobs report shows the U.S. lost 140,000 jobs last month as Trump did nothing to contain the pandemic and Republicans delayed relief to working families.

    • The economy lost jobs for the first time since April as COVID surged.


  • Trump’s K-shaped recovery is leaving working Americans farther behind while the rich continue to get richer.

    • Low-wage workers and workers of color are bearing the brunt of this crisis with higher rates of job loss

    • Nearly half a million jobs were lost in leisure and hospitality


  • We can’t fully recover our economy until we get the coronavirus under control. Trump’s pandemic response has failed.

    • Only 6 million Americans have been vaccinated of the 20 million Trump’s administration promised by the start of the year.

  • A record 4,100 Americans died from COVID yesterday — one death every 21 seconds — but Trump cares more about his election loss.


  • President-elect Biden will act quickly to contain the virus and get relief to workers. He is calling for bold action, including:

    • $2,000 direct relief checks to Americans

    • Increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour

    • Support for small businesses — particularly minority-owned and minority-serving businesses, and mom and pop stores that couldn’t access relief under Trump

    • Funding for vaccines, testing, and schools


NEWS OF THE DAY

3. Georgia Voters Reject Trump and Republicans

  • Senators-elect Rafael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, and the entire Georgia Democratic Party, made history.

    • Rev. Warnock and Jon Ossoff will make history as Georgia’s first Black and Jewish senators.

    • The Biden coalition of Black, Latino, Asian American, and suburban voters came out in force to elect Warnock, Ossoff, and a Democratic Senate.


  • Georgia voted for bold action to end this pandemic, build our economy back better, and expand opportunity for all. Voters rejected Republicans and Trump’s efforts to take away their health care and ignore COVID.

    • Racial inequality, COVID, and health care were among the top issues for voters, with nearly 70 percent saying they were worried about themselves or a family member contracting the virus.


  • This victory is thanks in no small part to the hard work of countless organizers and leaders — from Stacey Abrams and Mayor Bottoms to the entire coordinated campaign.

    • The grassroots put in two months of overtime after the general election.

    • The Biden campaign and DNC made a seven-figure investment in the runoff, including 50 staffers on the ground, and raised eight figures for Ossoff and Warnock.


--Democratic National Committee, 430 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA


Thursday, January 7, 2021

MESSAGE OF THE DAY

1. Insurrection at the Capitol

NEWS OF THE DAY

2. Georgia Voters Reject Trump and Republicans

3. Trump Falls Behind in Vaccine Distribution as Deaths Surge


MESSAGE OF THE DAY

1. Insurrection at the Capitol

President-elect Biden delivered forceful remarks on the assault at the Capitol yesterday and today.


  • Yesterday and today, President-elect Biden spoke directly to the American people about the unprecedented assault on our democracy and the rule of law.

    • These were not protestors. They were rioters, insurrectionists, and domestic terrorists.

    • Trump unleashed this assault. He has made his contempt for our democracy, our Constitution, and the rule of law clear in everything he has done.


  • Yesterday was a painful reminder that democracy is fragile. But the scenes of chaos at the Capitol do not reflect the true America — they are a small number of extremists.

    • Let’s be clear: democracy prevailed yesterday. A bipartisan majority — including the vast majority of Senate Republicans — voted to uphold President-elect Biden’s win and forcefully condemned yesterday’s assault.

    • It is shameful that some Republicans abdicated their oath of office just days after taking it. They violated their oath to defend the Constitution by undermining our democracy and encouraging this mob.


  • President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will work over the next four years to restore democracy and respect for the rule of law.


NEWS OF THE DAY

2. Georgia Voters Reject Trump and Republicans

  • Senators-elect Rafael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, and the entire Georgia Democratic Party, made history.

    • Rev. Warnock and Jon Ossoff will make history as Georgia’s first Black and Jewish senators.

    • The Biden coalition of Black, Latino, Asian American, and suburban voters came out in force to elect Warnock, Ossoff, and a Democratic Senate.


  • Georgia voted for bold action to end this pandemic, build our economy back better, and expand opportunity for all. Voters rejected Republicans and Trump’s efforts to take away their health care and ignore COVID.

    • Racial inequality, COVID, and health care were among the top issues for voters, with nearly 70 percent saying they were worried about themselves or a family member contracting the virus.


  • This victory is thanks in no small part to the hard work of countless organizers and leaders — from Stacey Abrams and Mayor Bottoms to the entire coordinated campaign.

    • The grassroots put in two months of overtime after the general election.

    • The Biden campaign and DNC made a seven-figure investment in the runoff, including 50 staffers on the ground, and raised eight figures for Ossoff and Warnock.


3. Trump Falls Behind in Vaccine Distribution as Deaths Surge

  • Trump’s administration is failing to quickly distribute a vaccine, leaving Americans waiting.

    • Trump’s administration promised to vaccinate 20 million Americans by the end of the year, but only about 5.3 million Americans have received the vaccine so far.


  • Trump is doing nothing about the thousands of Americans dying every day — instead, he cares more about his election loss.

    • A record 3,900 Americans died of COVID yesterday — one death every 22 seconds.

    • December was the deadliest month of the pandemic: more than 77,000 Americans died in 31 days — a new record.


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