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Thomas Edward Perez

Perez, candidate for DNC chair, calls for expanded voter protection

Perez, candidate for DNC chair, calls for expanded voter protection

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez, one of several candidates running to lead the Democratic National Committee, said Monday he would use the position to expand the party's efforts to protect voters in the wake of ballot laws cropping up across the country.

The Takoma Park resident, a former Montgomery County and Maryland state official, said the national party needs to take a more active role to ensure voters can cast a ballot, coordinating responses from state and national leaders and "playing offense" by expanding voter registration in every state.

"We are going to establish a very robust protection and empowerment effort," Perez told The Baltimore Sun...

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