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The son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Tom grew up in Buffalo where he learned the values of a union town: hard work, integrity, service, and perseverance.

After putting himself through college with Pell Grants and working on the back of a garbage truck, Tom passed up offers from white-shoe law firms, instead choosing to. . . READ MORE

Since New Yorkers elected him to the Senate in 1998 after serving them for eighteen years in the House of Representatives, Chuck Schumer has been a leader in promoting Democratic priorities. Before becoming Senate Minority Leader in 2016, Senator Schumer served as Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Vice Chair of the. . . READ MORE



Nancy Pelosi made history in 2007, breaking the marble ceiling to become the first woman to serve as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. She served as speaker for four successful years, during which she and her leadership team addressed challenging issues facing the American people.

Now, as Speaker, Nancy . . . READ MORE



New York State Assembly Member Michael Blake was born in The Bronx, NY to Jamaican Immigrants.  He is in his second term, representing the 79th District.

His mother, Hilary, overcame homelessness and Breast Cancer to work 40 years at a manufacturing plant.  His father, Headly, cleaned hospital rooms and was a proud member of 1199SEIU. . . . READ MORE



Bill helps fix financially-challenged companies, non-profits, and governmental entities.

In the 2013 American Airlines reorganization, he played a key role in preventing thousands of job cuts, preserving pensions for the three major unions, and paying creditors 100 cents on the dollar.

Currently co-head of restructuring at Moelis, . . . READ MORE



Maria Elena Durazo has served as DNC Vice Chair since 2013.

Maria Elena is Vice President for UNITE HERE International Union, which represents more than 270,000 hospitality workers in the U.S. and Canada. Under her leadership in 2016, UNITE HERE and its Las Vegas local, the Culinary Union, led an unprecedented citizenship drive, . . . READ MORE

Ken Martin is the Chairman of the Minnesota Democratic- Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party.

Like many Democrats, the late Sen. Paul Wellstone inspired Ken to dedicate his life to organizing for social & economic justice, electing progressives, and building electoral power. To this day Ken believes strongly that we can change the world through . . . READ MORE



Grace was born and raised in New York City, attended public schools, and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1997. After attending Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, she served as a public interest lawyer before representing Queens in the New York State Assembly in 2008 and the U.S. House of Representatives beginning in 2012.


Senator Karen Carter Peterson is the Vice Chair of Civic Engagement and Voter Participation at the Democratic National Committee, focused on protecting voting rights and expanding voter participation.

Karen is serving her second term as chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party — the first woman to ever hold the post. She represents New . . . READ MORE



Jason Rae has been a lifelong Democrat, attending county party meetings in rural Barron County, Wisconsin on a bicycle before he could even drive. He was first elected to the DNC in 2004, when he was just 17 years old and has been re-elected three times.

Since his election more than a decade ago, Jason has worked hard to elect . . . READ MORE

A first-generation college graduate with a BA from Yale University and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, Jaime previously worked as counsel and Director of Floor Operations for former House Majority Whip James Clyburn.

Hailing from Orangeburg, SC, Jaime was raised by his grandparents, and began working in politics in . . . READ MORE



Lorna M. Johnson was appointed as Assistant Treasurer by DNC Chair, Tom Perez in the spring of 2017.

Lorna is a medical midwife, health expert and philanthropist.  She started and runs the Advanced Family Care Medical Group in East Los Angeles, along with the non-profit organization Compassion for Teen Life.  She was a top supporter of . . . READ MORE

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