Last night marked the first GOP Debate of the 2016 presidential election. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz responded, “Today’s Republican presidential candidates proved that the GOP is solely focused on taking us backwards with policies that cut taxes for the wealthy and leave the middle class behind.” Check out her full remarks here.
Also yesterday, the DNC announced the schedule for our six primary debates. The first will take place on October 13 in Nevada, and the primary debate schedule will conclude in February or March with debates in Florida and Wisconsin. Check out the entire schedule here.
Earlier in the week, President Obama unveiled an historic new plan to combat climate change. The plan, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions and invests in renewable energy, was immediately rebuked by much of the Republican presidential field. Our Factivists have the latest report on GOP climate change denial here.
Yesterday also marked the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. While President Obama pushed Congress to strengthen the vital legislation, many Republican candidates derided efforts to ensure access to the ballot box. Our Factivists are back with an analysis of Republican statements opposing the VRA. Check it out here.
Furthermore, GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush continues to oppose funding for women’s health care. At a convention in Nashville on Tuesday, Bush told conservative voters, “I’m not sure we need half a billion dollars for women’s health issues.” Check out our Factivists’ report on the latest Bush gaffe here.
Moreover, on this week the DNC launched JebSwagStore.com, which offers Jeb Bush themed products that accurately reflect the former Florida Governor’s values. For example customers can buy the Scarlet Letter for Single Moms or the George W. Jeb! Bush for President t-shirt. Check out all of the swag here.
Have a safe and happy weekend.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Democratic National Committee