WELCOME TO THE PARTY
Chair Jaime Harrison breaks down some of the biggest issues facing America today with the people who are fighting to address them.
The Democratic National Committee has launched a new podcast, “Welcome to the Party.” Each episode, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison talks to an influential member of the party about leadership and the ways Democrats across the country are delivering for the American people. Chair Harrison will also highlight the work that is being done by volunteers, local elected leaders, and races to watch.
“ ‘Welcome to the Party’ is just that, a celebration of Democratic values and another avenue for us to reach even more Americans to show just how effectively Democrats are delivering for them. From conversations about the future of voting rights to hearing from parents about the expanded Child Tax Credit, we will tackle some of the biggest issues facing America today with the people who are fighting to address them. This isn’t just a podcast, it’s a party.” Jaime Harrison
Episode 17: Governor Kathy Hochul & Organizing Year Round
Welcome back to the Party! This week we’re joined by the first woman to serve as Governor of New York, Kathy Hochul, discussing how Democratic wins have helped lead her state out of the pandemic. Later, we hear from the Chair of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, Ben Wikler, about the importance of organizing 365 days of the year to keep and expand our majorities in Wisconsin. Don’t forget to review, rate, and subscribe to Welcome to the Party!
Episode 16: Winning In The South & DEI At The DNC
Hey everyone, welcome to the party! Our first guest is the DNC's Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Tamara Chrisler, who talks about the many ways the Democrats are prioritizing our DEI work. Next, Dr. Bobbie Richardson, Chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party, shares how Democrats in the Tar Heel State are fighting for North Carolinians. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to Welcome to the Party!
Episode 15: Eric Swalwell & Standing Up For Our Accomplishments
Welcome back to the Party! We're back with a brand new episode with our host, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison. This week, we're first joined by Congressman Eric Swalwell to discuss how Democrats can stand up for ourselves, our beliefs, and our accomplishments. Next, we talked with Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes about campaigning in all 83 counties in Michigan. As always, make sure to rate, review, and subscribe to Welcome to the Party in your favorite podcasting app.
Episode 14: Austan Goolsbee & How Democrats Saved The Economy
This week, we’re joined by Austan Goolsbee, former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, to talk about how the Biden-Harris administration saved our economy and are setting it up for future success. Next, Maryland Democratic Party Chair Yvette Lewis joins the party to discuss her voter protection efforts and how the MD Dems are reaching cities across the state. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review us in your favorite podcasting app.
Episode 13: Cecile Richards & Winning With Women
Welcome back to the party! This week we're joined by Cecile Richards, a co-chair of American Bridge 21st Century, the co-founder of Supermajority, and the former president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Jaime and Cecile discuss the Republican threats to policies that support reproductive health care and how women could be the key to winning in 2022, 2024, and beyond. Next we welcome to the party Mike Schmuhl, Chair of the Indiana Democratic Party, to discuss his efforts to mobilize and energize Democratic Hoosiers in every part of the state. As always, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review us in your favorite podcasting app.
Episode 12: Hakeem Jeffries & The Democratic Caucus' Successes
On the heels of the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, we welcome to the party the Chair of the Democratic Caucus, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, to talk about the legislative success Democrats have had in the 117th congress. We then talk to Arizona State Senator Raquel Terán, Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party about building grassroots support in The Copper State. As always, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review "Welcome to the Party" in your favorite podcasting app!
Episode 13: Amanda Litman, Ray Buckley, & Winning Local Races
DNC Chair Jaime Harrison welcomes Amanda Litman, Executive Director of Run For Something, to the party to discuss recruiting and electing Democrats to state and local races across the country. Next we are joined by New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Raymond Buckley to talk about Democrats' success in the state. Make sure to subscribe, rate, and review us on your favorite podcasting platform.
Episode 12: Hala Ayala, Sheila Oliver & the November 2nd Elections
With important elections next week, we welcome to the party the Democratic Lieutenant Governor candidates from both Virginia and New Jersey. First, Delegate Hala Ayala from Virginia joins us from the campaign bus to discuss her groundbreaking campaign. Next, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver from New Jersey talks about building upon the success from her first term. There are elections in Virginia, New Jersey, and all around the country on Tuesday, November 2nd, so make sure you vote! To find out how and where you can vote, go to IWillVote.com. And as always, don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to Welcome to the Party.
Episode 11: Eric Holder & Fighting For Fair Redistricting
This week, we welcome to the party former United States Attorney General and current Chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, Eric Holder. We talk about the work of the NDRC to ensure that redistricting is happening equitably and fairly in Republican lead states. Then, Susan Swecker, Chairwoman of the Virginia Democratic Party joins the show to discuss the pivotal elections in Virginia on November 2nd. Don't forget to rate and review us in your favorite podcasting app.
Episode 10: Tammy Duckworth & Investing in American Families
Senator Tammy Duckworth and DNC Chair Jaime Harrison discuss how Democrats are working to invest in working families and protect our fundamental rights. Then, Chair of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee LeRoy Jones joins to discuss the 2021 statewide elections in New Jersey and Gov. Phil Murphy’s re-election campaign. Please rate and subscribe to "Welcome to the Party"!
Episode 9: Sean Patrick Maloney & Building a Bridge to the Future
Chair of the DCCC Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and DNC Chair Jaime Harrison discuss how Democrats are working to deliver for the American people and the stakes for our democracy. Then, Chair of the Minnesota DFL and DNC Vice Chair Ken Martin joins to discuss the crucial work state parties are doing to build a strong nationwide organization. Please rate and subscribe to "Welcome to the Party"!
Episode 8: Chuck Schumer & A Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Senate
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer joins DNC Chair Jaime Harrison to share his perspective on how Democrats in the Senate are working to deliver on the Biden agenda. Then, Jaime talks with Michigan Lieutenant Governor and Chair of the Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association, Garlin Gilchrist II, about the role Lieutenant Governors play in our elections and more. Please rate and subscribe to "Welcome to the Party"!
Episode 7: Jim Clyburn & Making a Difference
DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and his mentor, Rep. Jim Clyburn, discuss how Democrats are delivering for the American people. Then, Jaime talks with Courtney in Georgia about how the expanded Child Tax Credit has made life easier for her and her family. Please rate and subscribe to "Welcome to the Party"!
Episode 6: Alex Padilla & the California Recall election
DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and Senator Alex Padilla discuss the California Recall Election and the importance of honoring and celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.
Episode 5: Elizabeth Warren & People-First Policy
DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and Senator Elizabeth Warren discuss the specific policies Democrats are championing to deliver for working families. Then, Jaime interviews Joy from North Carolina to learn about how the expanded Child Tax Credit has helped her family.
Episode 4: Keisha Lance Bottoms & How Georgia Voters Made History
On this week’s episode of “Welcome To The Party,” DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms talk about her role as DNC's vice chair of civic engagement and voter protection, how Georgia turned the tide in the last election, and getting their kids back to school. Plus, you’ll hear from Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold—the youngest elected Secretary of State in the U.S.—about the critical role Secretaries of State play in our elections.
Episode 3: Cory Booker & The Call To Service
On this week’s episode of “Welcome To The Party,” DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and Senator Cory Booker have a deep conversation about friendship, service, and the challenges facing our country today. Plus, guest Frank Leone, a Virginia-based voting rights advocate, talk about the upcoming election in Virginia and Republican attempts to curb voting rights.
Episode 2: Julián Castro & The Fight To Protect Voting Rights
DNC Chair Jaime Harrison speaks with Julián Castro and the Texas Democratic Party’s Voter Protection Director Rose Clouston about our fight to protect and expand voting rights in Texas and nationwide—plus how our listeners can get involved.
Episode 1: Beto O'Rourke & The Fight To Protect Voting Rights
On the debut episode of 'Welcome To The Party,' DNC Chair Jaime Harrison speaks with Beto O'Rourke and DNC Voter Protection Director Reyna Walters-Morgan about our fight to protect and expand voting rights in Texas and nationwide—plus how our listeners can get involved.