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Rev. Leah Daughtry: Organizing a Political Party

From neighborhood pulpits to national conventions, Reverend Leah Daughtry is a multifaceted leader with expertise in organizing communities. During the Clinton Administration, she held a number of senior posts in the U.S. Department of Labor and became the first person to become the CEO of the Democratic National Committee twice: first in 2008, and again in 2016. With innumerable contributions to the Democratic platform on her resume, Rev. Daughtry is also the co-author of the NAACP Image Award-winning book For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics.

Words of Wisdom: "You have to have an inside and an outside strategy. It's OK to be inside and lobbying for laws, but you better be connected to the community who is not in the room. And if you're outside rallying and protesting an uprising, you better be connected to the people who are in the room because it's only working together that you're going to achieve any kind of problems.”

Recommended Resource:  For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politicsby Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry and Minyon Moore 

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