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The Cash-Strapped DNC Is Already Fundraising Off the Parkland Tragedy

DNC chair Tom Perez sent an email to supporters seeking donation for the DNC just a day after the tragic school shooting in South Florida.

By NTK Staff | 02.15.2018 @5:33pm
The Cash-Strapped DNC Is Already Fundraising Off the Parkland Tragedy

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez wasted no time seeking donations for the cash-strapped DNC just a day after the tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida. Perez’s DNC sent a fundraising email to supporters using the shooting as a hook.

“Yesterday afternoon, a 19-year-old with a weapon of war walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and opened fire, killing 17 people and injuring many others,” Perez writes in the email. “We have seen this happen too many times. This is not normal. This is not acceptable. This is not inevitable. It’s long past time for our leaders to stop pretending we are helpless in the face of such tragedy.”

Perez continued:

Each election cycle, the NRA spends tens of millions of dollars to defeat candidates who will stand against their extreme agenda — and as a result, many Republican elected officials owe their election in part to support from the gun lobby. So it’s no surprise why gun violence prevention legislation never makes any progress in Congress.

Enough is enough, Francis. What we’re letting happen right now in America is madness. Our children and our country deserve better.

We deserve a Congress that is willing to take up this debate. We deserve more than thoughts and prayers when these tragedies happen. We deserve leaders who understand the urgent need to take action on this issue.

The email concludes with a P.S. asking supporters to, “tell Congress it’s past time to take action to address our country’s gun violence epidemic.”

Clicking on the link takes recipients of the email to the DNC’s website, where they ask asked to give their name, email address, and zip code before they can be added to the list of people demanding Congress “take action to address our country’s gun violence epidemic.”

 

Once this information is filled out and submitted, the email recipient is taken to another webpage where they are asked to: “Chip in to help Democrats take on the gun lobby.”

“Thanks for adding your name to demand that Congress take action to make our communities safer from gun violence,” the DNC’s fundraising page reads. “We’re counting on you to help take on the gun lobby and elect Democrats who have the courage to address the epidemic of gun violence. Chip in now.”

While it’s disgusting that Perez would attempt to turn the Parkland tragedy into a fundraising opportunity, it’s not surprising given how much the DNC has struggled to raise money under Perez’s leadership.

Read Perez’s full email below:

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