‘Culture change’: DNC orders all staff to submit resignations
Published time: 29 Mar, 2017 04:15
Former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, a candidate for Democratic National Committee Chairman. © Joshua Roberts / Reuters
The new leadership of the Democratic National Committee has asked its entire staff to resign as the party seeks to rebuild from the 2016 electoral losses.
Immediately following the hotly contested DNC chair race in February, the winner Tom Perez, a former labor secretary under President Barack Obama, asked the entire DNC staff to submit their letters of resignation by April 15, NBC News reported Tuesday.
DNC spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa said Perez has been looking to restructure the party since he took over.
“From the beginning, Tom has been adamant that we structure the DNC for future campaigns. Current and future DNC staff will be integral to that effort,” Hinojosa told NBC News.
“Together we’ll right the ship and get the Democratic Party in a position to take the fight to Donald Trump and the Republican Party and win,” Perez said in a March 15 announcement. He also revealed the creation of a 30-member Transition Advisory Committee, tasked with reviewing current staff members and interviewing new prospects for the restructuring process.