Black Women Are Joining The DNC Leadership Ahead Of 2020 Election
Additions to the leadership team highlight party diversity ahead of the 2020 election.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced three new additions to its leadership team bringing in Reyna Walters-Morgan as director of voter protection and civic engagement and promoting Rachana Desai Martin from interim chief operating officer into the position permanently and Waikinya Clanton from director of African American outreach to senior advisor to Chair Tom Perez.
“Rachana, Waikinya and Reyna bring a wealth of knowledge to the party and we are lucky to have them on our team.” Perez said in a statement on the additions. “Their work will be felt far outside the building as we continue to strengthen our party and build on the victories from the last two years.”
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Clanton led initiatives to engage and organize Black women across the country, and she previously worked as the national executive director for the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women according to a release by the DNC.
“We want each person to know there is something for them,” she said at an event about the importance of Black voters to the Democratic Party. “Everyone has a place in this party.”
The addition of the women, including two Black women, to the party’s formal governing body comes as the Democratic Party strategizes a way to win back the White House in the next election.
“Our rich diversity of background and experience is what has made the new DNC a political force in electing Democrats up and down the ticket in every corner of the country,” said DNC CEO Seema Nanda. “These three phenomenal women embody our core ideals and will bring new energy to our leadership team as we continue to lay the groundwork to take back the Senate and the White House in 2020.”
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