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DNC Launches Service-Based Initiative “Dems For You”
WASHINGTON — Today, the DNC is launching a program called “Dems For You” as part of our continued work to create action-oriented opportunities for Democrats to lead with our values, support our communities, and win elections from the school board to the Oval Office. Led by DNC Associate Chair Jaime Harrison, the service-based initiative will help state and local Democratic parties build organizing capacity and recruit volunteers.
When a hurricane hits in Texas, Florida, the Virgin Islands, or Puerto Rico; when wildfires ravage California or Colorado; when families need food, clothing, or toys during the holiday season; when young adults are looking for help on job interviews and crafting a resume; when families want to purchase their first home or need assistance signing up for a health care plan, the Democratic Party through “Dems For You” will be there to support all of our communities – because Every ZIP Code Counts.
“As a party, we know that we can no longer be just a political organization that asks for votes every two or four years, we have to get back to our origins as a grassroots organization,” said DNC Associate Chair Jaime Harrison. “In order to achieve our mission of electing Democratic leaders at every level, we must focus on demonstrating to Americans our core values every day, all across the country in a visible, action-oriented manner. I look forward to working with Democrats across the country to help address the issues Americans in need face every day.”
To kick off “Dems For You” this holiday season, Democrats across the country are leading service projects on behalf of families in need to make sure that our neighbors have the food, toys, clothes, and community they need. Next month, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, “Dems For You” will hold a National Day of Action to follow Dr. King’s example and his call to all of us to serve through action to achieve justice, compassion, and dignity for all.