WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Democratic National Party chose former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as its new chair. Friends of the Earth Action President Erich Pica issued the following response:

The DNC is out of touch with the American public and their needs. Democratic leaders were at a crossroads and today they chose to continue the failed Clinton strategy of prioritizing wealthy donors over the activist base.

Friends of the Earth Action will continue to advance a strong progressive agenda and hold both parties accountable to it. In the meantime, those of us committed to resisting Trump and his extreme agenda will continue to look outside the Democratic Party for leadership.

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Expert contact: Ben Schreiber, (202) 280-8743, bschreiber@foe.org
Communications contact: Kate Colwell, (703) 622-9093, kcolwell@foe.org