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DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky. DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky.  

DNC fundraises off Supreme Court ruling, again

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Caroline May
Political Reporter

The Democratic National Committee has turned the most recent Supreme Court rulings into money-making opportunities.

Within an hour of the Supreme Court’s ruling Wednesday to strike down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the DNC sent out a petition and fundraising email signed by DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

“It’s just the latest step we’ve made in recent years toward a more equal country where people aren’t treated differently because of who they love,” she wrote of the court’s decision on DOMA in an email to supporters Wednesday. “This progress wouldn’t have happened without the hard work of activists and people like you — and we won’t finish the fight for equality unless we all step up and finish it.”

Wasserman Schultz further called on recipients to join her “and fight for equal rights for every American.”

“Commit to standing with the Democrats who are fighting for equality today, and let’s make sure we have more days like this to celebrate,” she wrote in her email.

The email offered two links to a petititon, which doubles as a donation page once signed.

“Democrats are counting on you. Donate now to help continue the fight for equality,” the page reads.

On Tuesday, the DNC dispattched a similar fundraising email from Donna Brazile — the vice chairwoman for Voter Registration and Participation for the Democratic National Committee. The Tuesday email decried the Supreme Courts’ decision to strike down a portion of the Voting Rights Act.

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