Democratic National Committee

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The Democratic National Committee (or DNC) is the official organization representing the Democratic Party in American politics. Under President Barack Obama it is also the home for Organizing for America, the netroots army of millions of Obama's campaign supporters technologically networked into a grassroots lobby that the DNC can activate on behalf of the Obama Administration.[1]

Brad Woodhouse as of February 2009, is the Director of Communications and Research for the Democratic National Committee.[2][3] He was most recently president of Americans United for Change, communications director for USAction, and listed as a press contact for Americans Against Escalation in Iraq.


The DNC defines it’s responsibilities as including:

  • Planning the party’s quadrennial nominating convention.
  • Promoting the election of party candidates with both technical and financial support.
  • Working with national, state, and local party organizations, elected officials, candidates, and constituencies to respond to the needs and views of the Democratic electorate and nation.


The leadership of the DNC currently consists of the following positions and individuals:

DNC's Organizing for America Email List


Contact details

Mailing Address

Democratic National Committee
430 S. Capitol St. SE
Washington, DC 20003

Main Phone Number

202-863-8000 (For questions about contributions, call 877-336-7200)

Articles and Resources

Related SourceWatch Resources

External links


  1. "Organizing for (Obama's) America", PR, January 26, 2009.
  2. "Woodhouse Returns to DNC; Finney Starts Consulting Firm", Potomac Flacks, February 24, 2009.
  3. Chris Cillizza, "Woodhouse to DNC", "The Fix" (blog), Washington Post, June 20, 2008.

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