NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC congratulates Tom Perez on his election to the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Mr. Perez enters the job with a distinguished legal and political career, having served on the staff of the late Senator Ted Kennedy and as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, and then as Secretary of Labor in the Obama administration.
The son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, he embodies the diversity of America and strongly supports government action against hate-crimes. Mr. Perez is also a longtime friend of the State of Israel, has visited the country, and has spoken out forcefully against the BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) movement that seeks to delegitimize the Jewish state.
AJC CEO David Harris said: "AJC, as a nonpartisan organization, believes that American democracy is strongest when both political parties stand for civil rights, human rights, and religious pluralism, and maintain the nation's historic bonds with the democratic State of Israel. The choice of Tom Perez to head the DNC is surely a gratifying step toward that goal."
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SOURCE American Jewish Committee