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Despite the excuse of listening to workers, Perez and the committee refused an amendment that would bar corporate donations while allowing those of fossil fuel workers and unions. That brings me to climate change.
Meet Tom Perez, the Democratic Party's next best hope - CNNPolitics
To repeatthis is by far the biggest problem facing the United States and human civilization writ large. The first order of business for climate policy is a gigantic green investment package, but the second is eradicating the fossil fuel industry. The coal, oil, and natural gas industries must disappear in short order, and their property in the form of extraction rights to buried carbon reserves must be deleted forever.
- Meet DNC Chair Tom Perez in London on April 26
The vast majority of that stuff must stay in the ground if catastrophic climate change is to be avoided. Huge problems call for aggressive solutions.
Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez Remarks
Does it sound like Perez and his cronies are willing to mount a savage trench war against one of the world's most profitable industries in order to save America and humanity? Of course they aren't.
Like their mewling, hapless Democratic forebears inthey might halfheartedly push some ultra-complicated market-based emissions control scheme with one hand while taking Big Oil PAC donations with the other, and then give up after about five minutes.
It all goes to show how useless political "centrism" tends to be for dealing with really severe problems.
Quite often the middle of the political spectrum is not the place to find sensible, realistic solutions. It seems pretty likely that Democrats will win a big victory in the upcoming midterms. Tom Perez facing divided Democratic party?Tom Perez Can't Stop Pissing Off Progressives
The Democratic National Committee's first Hispanic chairman won a tight election on the second ballot Saturday and, in a move aimed at at party unification, immediately named runner-up Keith Ellison, a progressive House member from Minnesota, as his deputy. It's a sorely needed olive branch.
The Democrats have been in disarray after the knock-down, drag-out presidential primary fight between Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen.
Bernie Sanders, the disappointing congressional elections and President Donald Trump's win in November.
Adding to the wounds, former party Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned just before the Democratic National Convention in July after hacked emails suggested she and other since-departed DNC officials sought to undermine Sanders in the primary race. The fallout exacerbated tensions between centrist Clinton supporters who backed Perez in the DNC chair race and the progressive Sanders wing, which preferred Ellison.
The treachery of Tom Perez
So, who is the man charged with reversing the downward spiral of the Democratic party? He went to Brown University, graduating in with a degree in international relations and political science.
Four years later, he received a law degree from Harvard and a masters in public policy from the university's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Perez is married to Ann Marie Staudenmaier, an attorney for the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, and the couple has three children.
Career highlights The lifelong Democrat has devoted much of his career to civil rights. Perez was elected to the Montgomery County Council in Maryland inwhere he served for four years before being named the state's labor secretary in President Barack Obama nominated Perez to be assistant attorney general for civil rights in