FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
News from the Vermont Democratic Party
Montpelier, VT — The Vermont Democratic Party (VDP) is hiring a Coordinated Campaign Director, thanks to a new grant announced today by the Democratic National Committee (DNC). This is the first time the DNC is funding the Coordinated Campaign Director position in the state and the role will drive partnership between all Vermont Democratic campaigns, focus on early statewide rural outreach, and begin developing programs to educate Vermonters about universal vote by mail.
This investment is a part of the DNC’s State Party Innovation Fund grant program, which is designed to promote innovation and early organizing by hiring more boots on the ground to elect Democrats up and down the ticket and across the country in 2022.
In the first general election cycle that Vermonters can use universal mail-in voting to cast their ballots, and with prominent Senate, House and Governor’s races on the ballot, the DNC-funded Coordinated Campaign Director will play a crucial role in galvanizing Vermont voters and electing Democrats.
Upon distribution of this important investment, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison said: “With so much at stake in Vermont this year, the DNC is proud to invest in Vermont Democrats’ organizing and voter education work on the ground. With open Senate and House seats, and a chance to win back the governor's office, we have the opportunity to elect strong Democratic leaders who will work for working families, fight for lower costs, continue growing the economy and stand up for Vermonters everywhere. We are thrilled to be able to make this investment in the future of the state party and look forward to seeing the strong campaigns that Vermont Democrats build heading into November.”
In response, VDP Chair Anne Lezak said: "We at the Vermont Democratic Party are delighted with the news that our SPIF grant was approved to hire a Coordinated Campaign Director. We anticipate an active, intense summer and fall of campaigning. Knowing we have secured the funding for this key position early on is a tremendous boost, allowing us to focus our resources on more key staff to ensure a strong, enthusiastic statewide effort up and down the ticket. The DNC’s commitment to investing in on-the-ground people power is exactly what we need in what is ramping up to be one of the most active, exciting election seasons in memory for our great state!
“With our distinguished Senator Leahy stepping down after 48 years, and our respected long-time lone Congressman Peter Welch running for Senate, we have two open seats for the first time in many decades. We know how crucial it is that Democrats retain these two seats and we intend to ensure that we do.”
The Vermont Democratic Party will seek to recruit and hire the position for an expected start date of April 1, 2022. Interested candidates may learn more about the position by visiting www.vtdemocrats.org/careers or by contacting VDP Executive Director, Claire Cummings, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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