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The Democratic Women’s Alliance will be a central hub to mobilize, engage, and train Democratic women in politics. Looking forward, we know we have tough elections ahead, and the Alliance will be crucial in helping us win. Under the leadership of DNC Chair, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic Women’s Alliance will build on our strong support from women voters to accomplish strategic objectives that will ensure electoral success in 2014 and 2016, and promote women's leadership within the Democratic Party.

The Democratic Women’s Alliance will work with women in all 50 states through state parties to engage our network of grassroots supporters to make sure women nationwide are ready and equipped to actively support Democratic values and help elect Democrats up and down the ballot. As we gear up for the 2014 midterm elections, the Democratic Women’s Alliance will focus on three central goals: mobilizing, engaging, and training women.

Mobilize

Women represent a strong base a support for the Democratic Party, but we must continue to expand this base by reaching out to more women through targeted, data driven initiatives. The Alliance will invest in research, polling and analysis centered on women voters and the issues they care about most.

Engage

Locating new Democratic women and bringing them into the political process is only the beginning. The Alliance will ensure that this network of supporters is armed with the information they need to successfully fight for the causes they care about.

Train

The Democratic Women’s Alliance will provide training opportunities to women in all 50 states, and provide an infrastructure for continued training at the community level through the establishment of neighborhood teams, town hall meetings and round tables. The DWA will also work to recruit more Democratic female leaders who can actively lead our state parties, become party delegates, and run for elected office.

Recent Updates
  • Reflections in celebration of Women’s History Month

    In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’ll be sharing thoughts from Democratic leaders throughout March. I started things off by reflecting on my inspirations and what I’ve learned from the women around me.

    I was inspired by my mom and my grandma who instilled in me as early as I can remember that I could grow up and be anything I wanted to be.

    1. What woman inspired you?

    I was inspired by my mom and my grandma who instilled in me as early as I can remember that I could grow up and be anything I wanted to be. They lead by example, balancing work and family and giving me the values that helped me understand that because we were fortunate, it was our responsibility to give back to the community.

    2. Why are you a Democrat?

    I am a Democrat because the Democratic Party stands for inclusion, equality, and opportunity and that means empowerment for all Americans to achieve anything they can dream, if they work hard and play by the rules. I’m a Democrat because I believe that government can be part of the solution and isn’t all of the problem.

    3. What advice would you give your younger self?

    I would advise my younger self not to sweat the small stuff, to not put off for tomorrow what can be done today and to remember to be a sister to other women because helping others succeed helps all women succeed.

    Name: Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    State: Florida

  • Let’s make this year a success for women and for the nation

    Women’s History Month is special to me not just as a woman but as a mother, as a daughter and as a wife. It is inspiring to think how far we’ve come thanks to the women of previous generations on whose shoulders we stand. The suffragists fought for the right to vote and they won it in 1920. Another generation secured the passage of Title IX.

    Our generation had cause to celebrate when President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009 and when health care reform passed in 2010. Because of the Affordable Care Act, being a woman is no longer a preexisting condition, and women now have access to preventive care like mammograms at no cost.

    And yet our generation of women has an opportunity to do even more. I’m proud that the DNC recently launched the Democratic Women’s Alliance to get more women involved in politics, at every level. As the President said in his 2014 State of the Union Address, "When women succeed, America succeeds." Together, let’s make this year a success for women and for the nation.

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