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Hi Adrianne,
 
A lot of things have been happening at the DNC since we voted for new leadership almost two months ago!  As you know, Chairman Perez and Deputy Chairman Ellison are currently travelling the country on the Democratic Turnaround Tour, and DNC staff and elected officials are working tirelessly to support Democratic candidates in special elections across the country. 
 
For the past 60 days, the Committee has been focused on staffing, and gearing, up for a new cycle.  There are fresh faces and perspectives joining us in our fight against Trump, and we are always on the hunt for talented new staff to add to the team.  If you know of someone that should be considered for a DNC position, please have them submit a resume at transition2017@dnc.org.
 
While new talent has been finding its way to us, officers have simultaneously been undertaking the transition to new leadership.  Officer orientation occurred several weeks ago, and at that time roles were established for each Vice Chair.  My personal portfolio includes rebuilding the DNC’s surrogate program, serving as Congressional Liaison, performing outreach to women and the AAPI community, and fundraising.  Additionally, I am happy to be a liaison to the DNC’s Northeast Caucus, the AAPI Caucus, and the Women’s Caucus.  I’m thrilled to get started on each of these endeavors, and look forward to hearing from you ways in which I, and the DNC, can more effectively embrace each of these roles and responsibilities. 
 
Yesterday, I joined DNC Caucus and Council Chairs on a call with Chairman Perez in which he discussed the ongoing transition as well as other pressing matters that the Committee faces.    I will be continuing to meet with groups across the nation such as the Women’s Leadership Forum and Swing Left, and learning more about how all of us can work together to retake the Presidency, Congress, and state and local governments.  If you know of a group that you think I should be in contact with, please do not hesitate to let me know.  I’ll also continue to be involved in outreach efforts such as the DNC’s Democrats Live video series which I highly recommend viewing if you have not done so already: https://live.democrats.org/.
 
Moving forward, I know that with your help the DNC will be stronger than it has ever been.  I look forward to playing my part, and to doing everything possible to help Democrats return to power so that we can help every American achieve his or her dreams.  One of my promises to you during my campaign for DNC Vice Chair was to communicate with you more often, and to let you know what is happening here in Washington, D.C.  Consider this the first of many updates that I will be sending your way.  These updates will begin to be distributed from my personal campaign account now that the Vice Chair race has concluded, and you will be able to unsubscribe from receiving these e-mails at any time by following the ‘unsubscribe’ link included at the bottom of every e-mail.  Please let me know what you think; I look forward to serving you and to hearing from you!
 
Thank you for your time and for your commitment to the Democratic Party.
 
Sincerely,
 
Grace


Congresswoman Grace Meng is a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, DNC Vice Chair, and Assistant Whip for House Democrats,.