April 3, 2017 GU Politics In The News

DNC Leaders Discuss Millennial Engagement

by Maddie Vagadori

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez and Deputy Chair Keith Ellison discussed the future of the Democratic Party in a conversation with Mo Elleithee, executive director of the Institute of Politics and Public Service.

The key issue of the evening was the Democratic Party’s plans to better relate to an increasingly noncommittal millennial demographic.

Above all, Perez and Ellison said that Democrats needed to reconnect through interaction. “People have to see you to know that you’re on their side,”Perez said, “and we have to lift people up.”

Elleithee opened the March 29 discussion by challenging Perez and Ellison to define the Democratic Party and what it stands for, and whether they believe that millennials would share the same view, citing increasing voter drop off among all demographics. Ellison and Perez said that Democratic Party is working to create an American economy that helps everyone and as supports the hopes and futures of the American millennial.

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