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Welcome to the DNC Member Monthly

From the Office of the Secretary, we would like to wish you all a happy September! It was great to see many of you in San Francisco and our team is thankful for all of the work you do to represent the diverse interests of our party. We look forward to the next time we'll convene as a full DNC body at the Democratic National Convention. If you need anything from the Office of the Secretary, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Below, you'll find DNC news clips, a Monthly Member Spotlight of Native American Caucus Chair Rion Ramirez, and details on important events on the horizon. Enjoy!

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DNC Member News

  • We'd like to congratulate Resolutions Committee and Labor Council Chair Stuart Appelbaum on his recent wedding.
  • Take a look at Member Charlie King's new podcast Big Shot! The Fantasy Race for President. You may find a tralier here.
  • Our condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of the Late Chair of the American Samoa Democratic Party and DNC Member, Fagafaga Langkide.

DNC News Clips

Philadelphia Inquirer: Democrats train students of color in battleground states, hoping to avoid Clinton’s 2016 mistakes
"The Democratic National Committee is hoping that a small army of mostly minority college students — including two cohorts in Pennsylvania — can help defeat President Donald Trump with a focus on field operations in key communities."

Politico: DNC seizes on Trump
"The DNC on Thursday blasted reporters with a laundry list of complaints about the Trump administration’s impact on farmers. It was the fourth time the DNC has specifically gone after the administration’s stance on agriculture in recent months, as Democrats continue to hammer Trump ahead of the 2020 election.

“Farmers are suffering, and Trump and his administration continue to make it worse,” the DNC said Thursday in a blast email from its so-called War Room."

Help Us Fight Back

Watch the War Room launch video.
Follow @DNCWarRoom on Twitter.
Like the DNC War Room on Facebook.

Monthly Member Spotlight
Rion Ramirez
Role: Native American Caucus Chair and DNC Member
State: Washington
How long have you been a member of the DNC?
I joined the DNC on August 27th, 2013.

What got you involved in the Democratic Party to begin with?
In 2007 a small group of us worked on then Senator Obama’s engagement strategy and policy platform for Indian Country.  This was the first time in history a presidential candidate had paid any real attention to Indian Country and it was tremendously inspiring and incredibly fulfilling.

What do you do professionally?
I serve as the General Counsel of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and oversee all legal work for the Tribal Government and all of its enterprises including its Foxwoods Resort Casino.

What do you like to do outside of the DNC?
My life’s work truly is my family. The best part of life is spending time with my wife and three children and watching them play, laugh and smile.

Welcome to the DNC Family
Alicia Andrews, Chair, Oklahoma Democratic Party
Kyle Bragg, At-Large DNC Member, New York
Speaker Brian Egolf, DNC Member, DLCC, New Mexico
Gregory Floyd, At-Large DNC Member, New York
Joshua Harris-Till, DNC Member, Young Democrats of America, Oklahoma

Gerald Kariem, DNC Member, Michigan
Chris Korge, DNC Finance Chair
Dennis Mehiel, At-Large DNC Member, New York
Henry R. Muñoz IIIAt-Large DNC Member, Texas
David Ratcliff, Vice 
Chair, Oklahoma Democratic Party
Diane RobertsonAt-Large DNC Member, North Carolina
Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, DNC Member, DLCC, New York
Sonja WhittenAt-Large DNC Member, Nevada

Thank You for Your Service
Louis Elrod, Outgoing DNC Member, Young Democrats of America, Georgia
Brian Jones, Outgoing Oklahoma Democratic Party Vice Chair
Hon. Tina Kotek, Outgoing DNC Member, DLCC, Oregon
Anna Langthorn, Outgoing Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair

Jere Talley, Outgoing At-Large DNC Member, Texas


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