Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez spoke at an immigrant and workers rally outside of the White House Monday.
“The Democratic party will always be here, fighting for you,” Perez told the group Monday afternoon. “The Democratic party is here, fighting for you.”
Perez asserted that the Democratic party and the immigrant community share the same values, centered around diversity. He claimed that “our nation’s diversity is our greatest strength.” He also expressed frustration with the current president, who he would not mention by name.
“Our most important power is not the mister in the White House, I can’t even mention his name, the power is with all of you,” Perez said, before extolling the power of big labor, which was present at the march in solidarity. “No human being is illegal, we must treat everyone with dignity,” Perez continued, as he switched between English and Spanish for the crowd.
The protest outside of the White House, which grew to a few thousand by the dinner hour, was a part of nationwide May Day protests. The day is recognized around the globe as the international version of Labor Day. (RELATED: NY Times: When Communism Inspired Americans)
“We will be fighting for racial justice, economic justice, and moral justice,” Perez said, listing off a plethora of talking points.
Perez said he spent over ten years with Casa Maryland, one of the groups organizing the May Day protest. Perez was approached by The Daily Caller News Foundation with questions but declined to comment.