Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, Sen. Bernie Sanders and other Democrat leaders plan to visit purple and red states next week as part of an effort to increase grassroots activism.
The states that will be visited include Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada and Utah. Of these states, Nevada was the only state to go blue in the 2016 presidential election. Maine had a split electoral vote, with three of its votes going to Hillary Clinton and one going to Donald Trump.
The “Come Together and Fight Back” tour begins April 17.
“At a time of massive income and wealth inequality and a shrinking middle class, we need a government which represents all Americans, not just Wall Street, multi-national corporations and the top 1 percent,” Perez and Sanders said in a statement.” Regardless of where they live or their political affiliations, most people understand that it is absurd for Republicans in Congress to support huge tax breaks for billionaires while pushing for cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.”