DC Democratic State Committee Statement on the Government Shutdown

(Washington, DC) – DC Democratic State Committee Chairman Charles Wilson released the following statement in reaction to Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez shutdown statement.

Statement from DC Democratic State Committee Chairman Charles Wilson:

“I strongly support the efforts of Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mayor Muriel Bowser, and our local elected officials to re-open the government. Instead of accepting a bipartisan deal to reopen the government, President Donald Trump continues to keep the government shutdown.

As we head into day 21 of this historic and uncalled for shutdown I am saddened to see so many of my fellow DC residents without full representation in Congress suffering because of the destructive Republican Party. Right here in the nation's capital, thousands of Americans will not receive a paycheck today due to the Republican Party's inability to put hardworking Americans first. Washingtonians from all eight wards want to work and they deserve the dignity to provide for their families.”