Leaders of Color Statement on Biden Nominations to the DNC
January 15, 2021
NEW YORK, N.Y. (Jan. 15, 2021)—Leaders of Color National Director Mike Bland released the following statement today on President-elect Biden’s nomination of Jamie Harrison to lead the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to be the DNC’s vice chair of civic engagement and voter protection.
“We congratulate Jamie Harrison on his nomination as the next chair of the Democratic National Committee and Mayor Bottoms on her nomination to lead the party’s voter outreach and fight against voter suppression.
Their nomination underscores the critical role the Black community has played within the Democratic party—particularly in the South, and the importance of empowering the Black vote as the party looks ahead to midterms and beyond.
We look forward to their leadership in helping to elect leaders who represent the diversity of our nation and who will fight for all Americans—particularly those from the Black community whose voices have historically been silenced.”
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