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  • DGA Statement on Gov. Mike Pence’s Interview on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Jared Leopold, communications director of the Democratic Governors Association, released the following statement after Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s appearance on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”: “Governor Pence’s disastrous interview today was a national embarrassment for Indiana. He showed he could not even answer basic questions about the impact of the job-killing discrimination law he […]

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  • IN Headlines: Business Backlash Against Gov. Pence’s Discrimination Bill

      Mounting criticism and horrible headlines for Mike Pence This morning, Mike Pence woke up to bruising headlines from across the state.  Businesses are abandoning all future Indiana plans. Calls to boycott the state are coming from groups and individuals across the country.  Even the NCAA won’t stand for Mike Pence’s brand of March madness.  Pence […]

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  • Mike Pence Puts Indiana Jobs at Risk to Pursue Divisive Social Agenda

    Signs a reckless bill so he can join the race to the far-right  Today, Gov. Mike Pence put 2016 GOP primary politics ahead of Indiana jobs by holding a private signing ceremony for a measure that opens the door to discrimination against the LGBT community. In signing the religious freedom bill into law, Pence ignored business […]

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  • Statement by DGA Executive Director Elisabeth Pearson on the Passing of AFSCME’s Larry Scanlon

      Washington, D.C. - Today, Elisabeth Pearson, executive director of the Democratic Governors Association, released the following statement on the passing of former AFSCME political director Larry Scanlon: “For over forty years, Larry Scanlon was a leader in the fight to strengthen the middle class, working tirelessly on issues like raising the minimum wage and protecting Social Security for […]

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  • Statement by DGA Chair Gov. Steve Bullock on the Passing of Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich

      Washington, D.C. - Today, Montana Governor Steve Bullock, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, released the following statement on the passing of Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Tom Schweich and to the people of Missouri. Auditor Schweich led a remarkable life of public […]

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  • Democratic Governors Governing, Republican Governors Playing 2016 Politics

    This weekend, Governors—both Democratic and Republican—will converge on Washington for the biannual National Governors Association meeting. Democratic Governors are squarely focused on the right priorities: being fiscally responsible, improving educational opportunities, creating good-paying jobs, and strengthening the middle class. And they are leading with fresh ideas for college affordability, increasing the minimum wage, and paid […]

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  • VIDEO: How it’s playing in Oregon

    The Democratic Governors Association today released a web video highlighting the statewide praise of Kate Brown’s historic inauguration as Oregon’s 38th governor. Yesterday, Brown laid out a clear vision with a focus on getting back to work for Oregonians. Here’s how her inaugural speech is playing in Oregon press. A1 HEADLINES: Salem Statesman-Journal: “CLEAN SLATE”  East Oregonian: “Brown pledges […]

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  • DGA Announces Senior Staff

      Washington, DC—Democratic Governors Association Executive Director Elisabeth Pearson announced that the DGA had filled out its senior staff roles for the 2015-16 cycles. Full bios of each staffer are below. “The DGA has put together an experienced and well-rounded team to lead our efforts in the upcoming elections,” Pearson said. “We face a challenging […]

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  •  Meet Kate Brown – Oregon’s Next Governor

    Tomorrow, at 10:00AM PST, Secretary of State Kate Brown will be sworn in as Oregon’s 38th Governor and then address a joint session of the Oregon legislature. Brown’s remarks will focus on the need to unite and get back to work on behalf of Oregon families. She’ll lay out a series of immediate reforms needed […]

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  • DGA Statement on Gov. Kitzhaber’s Resignation

      WASHINGTON DC – In response to Gov. John Kitzhaber’s announcement today that he will resign from office, DGA Executive Director Elisabeth Pearson released the following statement: “Governor Kitzhaber made the right decision to step down today.  Secretary of State Kate Brown has a long record of making government more accountable to Oregonians and we […]

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