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I'm so happy to share some great news for 2016: We have three finalists to host the Democratic National Convention where we'll nominate the next President of the United States.
Here's that list: Philadelphia, New York, and Columbus.
In the next few months, we'll be making our final choice.
In the meantime, I need you to say you're supporting Democrats as we build up to 2016. We'll make sure you're one of the first to know as soon as we've made our decision:
I'm so excited for this convention, and I hope you are too. We have a critical, incredible opportunity to elect another Democrat to the presidency, and this is where we'll come together as a party to do that important work. We will review what we've learned from 2014 and what we can do to make the coming years the best our party has ever had.
We'll be keeping you updated with details about the convention, and we'll announce the location soon.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Democratic National Committee
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A few days ago, I announced some steps I'm going to take to start fixing our broken immigration system.
Those executive actions mean we can crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons, not families, and require that many immigrants who have been living in the shadows pass a criminal background check and pay taxes. It means we can help up to 5 million people.
Those are steps that will make our country work better. I'm proud to take these actions, and I hope you're proud to support them.
But they do not mean that we have less of a need for comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to fully fix America's immigration system.
Last year, the Senate passed a bipartisan bill -- a good one, even if it wasn't perfect. It would allow many people who've lived here for a very long time but aren't properly documented the opportunity to pay their taxes, get in the back of the line, pass a background check, and go through a process that allows them to earn their citizenship.
That bipartisan Senate bill has sat in the House of Representatives for more than 500 days -- and I believe that it is my responsibility as President to do everything I lawfully can to make sure that we don't keep on making the system worse in the meantime. But let me be clear: I want the actions I took last week to be replaced by action from Congress.
I'm going to be reaching out to congressional leaders moving forward, and encouraging them to join me in passing a comprehensive, bipartisan fix to this problem. Today, I'm asking you to add your voice to mine:
Too much is at stake for too many to stand by and wait any longer. Thanks for being with me, as always.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Democrats had a tough night on November 4th -- and I think we need to be clear-eyed about the results. But it isn't because we didn't work hard enough -- the doors you knocked on, phone calls you made, and dollars you chipped in made a real difference.
We need to take a hard look at what happened this year, Diane. And I think that process begins with hearing from people like you.
We need your help, Diane. Share your thoughts, complete this survey, and send it to your fellow Democrats.
Democrats are in the process of building a group of party leaders who will take a deep look at what went well for us in 2014 and identify key areas where we need to improve.
We're committed to doing better, and you're an essential part of that, Diane.
Fill out this survey and let me know your thoughts:
Let's look forward to more success in 2016 and beyond -- thanks for all your help.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Democratic National Committee
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This week, we saw President Obama announce common-sense steps forward on immigration.
That's not going over too well with the people in Washington who don't want to see us make any progress whatsoever.
It's been over 500 days since a bipartisan majority in the Senate sent the House a comprehensive immigration reform bill. John Boehner has simply refused to touch it.
I'm so proud that the President followed through on his promise to take action if Congress didn't.
That's the kind of change we're fighting for -- stand with President Obama's immigration action today.
We know this fight is just getting started.
Some in Congress have threatened to block the President's nominees in protest. Others have said they should sue the President again. And there's even been talk of shutting down the government over this.
The one thing they won't do, I guess, is hold a vote on bipartisan reform.
The crazy thing is that the debate is not about whether or not our immigration system is broken, or whether or not Congress is the only one that can truly put in place a permanent fix.
The debate seems to be between people who are working hard to find common-sense solutions, and others who just want to stand in the way and keep the status quo.
We know which side we're on, so let's fight for it -- stand with President Obama's immigration action today:
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