DNC Chair Harrison Holding Community Engagement Events Across the South
May 19, 2022
This week, Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison is traveling to states across the South to host community engagement events and promote how the Biden-Harris administration and Democrats have delivered for the American people while Republicans are focused only on pushing their extreme MAGA agenda.
Building on the DNC’s 57-state-and-territory strategy, Chair Harrison is hosting events in Little Rock, Arkansas; Orlando and Miami, Florida; and Robeson County, North Carolina. These events include roundtables with rural, LGBTQ, youth, Latino, Black, AAPI, and Native community members.
“While Republicans are playing defense on their ultra-MAGA agenda that could end the guarantee of Social Security and Medicare for millions of Americans, increase health care costs, and ban abortion with no exceptions for rape or incest, President Biden and Democrats are laser-focused on lowering costs for working families while reducing the deficit and protecting Americans’ fundamental rights,” said Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison. “As we head into a critical midterm election, it is more important than ever to engage with communities in all 57 states and territories, and these events will make sure that Americans know that the choice is clear between Democrats fighting for working people and Republicans fighting to see who can be the most MAGA.”
This latest community outreach comes as the DNC has committed more resources earlier than ever in a robust 57-state-and-territory strategy to invest in strong long-term party infrastructure. So far this cycle, the DNC has made almost $50 million in commitments and contributions to states for party-building and electoral programs. As part of this investment, the DNC and state parties last year announced a historic agreement to increase the DNC’s monthly State Party Partnership (SPP) funding by 25% and create a first-of-its-kind Red State Fund to invest in Democratic state parties’ efforts to sustain long-term programs in traditionally Republican states.