Democratic National Committee
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.
Brad Woodhouse as of February 2009, is the Director of Communications and Research for the Democratic National Committee. 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:
- Tim Kaine, Chairman
- Howard Dean, Previous Chairman
- Joe Carmichael, Vice Chair
- Linda Chavez-Thompson, Vice Chair
- Bill Lynch, Vice Chair
- Gloria Molina, Vice Chair
- Lottie Shackelford, Vice Chair
- Andrew Tobias, Treasurer
- Alice Travis Germond, Secretary
- Brad Woodhouse, Director of Communications and Research
DNC's Organizing for America Email List
- Democratic National Committee official site
- The Democratic Governors Association
- History of the Democratic Party (from the DNC site)
- Official agenda of the DNC
- Compare where the Democratic Party stands on the issues at whereIstand.com
- Republican National Committee
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)
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- John Stauber, The Progressive Movement is a PR Front for Rich Democrats, March 15, 2013, CounterPunch.
- Peter Wallsten, "Democrats scramble to prevent Florida primary election fiasco. An early contest could shift delegates to less-popular presidential candidates -- or discount their votes for the party's 2008 nominee altogether," Los Angeles Times, May 20, 2007.
- John Stauber, How Obama Took Over the Peace Movement, PRWatch.org, March 27, 2009.
- "Organizing for (Obama's) America", PR Watch.org, January 26, 2009.
- "Woodhouse Returns to DNC; Finney Starts Consulting Firm", Potomac Flacks, February 24, 2009.
- Chris Cillizza, "Woodhouse to DNC", "The Fix" (blog), Washington Post, June 20, 2008.
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