All DNC Staffers Told to Turn in Resignation Letters
Tom Perez is cleaning house
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2017 12:48 AM CDT
Newly elected DNC Chairman Tom Perez gives a victory speech during the general session of the DNC winter meeting in Atlanta on Feb. 25, 2017.   (AP Photo/Branden Camp)
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(Newser) – It's housecleaning time at the Democratic National Committee: The party's governing body has asked all staff members to submit resignation letters dated April 15. Sources tell NBC News that the request was made soon after Tom Perez was elected as the new DNC chief in late February. A transition committee is working on restructuring the party, and while some DNC staffers may stay on, having the resignation letters on hand will smooth the process, the Hill reports.

A Perez spokeswoman says the move is a standard part of the process, though it follows an extremely rocky period for the DNC that included the leaking of emails revealing an anti-Bernie Sanders bias—and, months later, the defeat of Hillary Clinton.

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