Boise– Idaho Democratic Party Executive Director Sally Boynton Brown announced her candidacy for DNC Chair to members of the DNC via social media on December 17, 2016. Party officers approved a two-month leave of absence and have endorsed her candidacy. Her organizational development expertise, inclusivity, creativity, and singular problem solving skills will lead the national party toward success during this time of discernment.
See her statement below:
“Our party can’t afford to spend the next two years having an ideological debate on whether we are liberals or moderates. The Democratic Party has always represented the people and now more than ever we must blow the walls off our tent so everyone feels welcome.
It’s time to have an organizational conversation on how we become a resilient, innovative Party for the 21st Century. Our most important mission is to inspire all Americans to participate fully in democracy and clear all barriers that stand between Americans and their right to cast a ballot. As your next DNC Chair, I will lead the insurgency against the forces that threaten the country we love.
I am accessible, responsive, and an action-oriented professional who people trust. I have a unique skill-set that joins high level strategic thinking with day-to-day operational execution.
For the last decade, saving our American democracy has been my personal mission. As DNC Chair, I will strive to involve everyone in the political process. Voting is just the beginning step to ensuring our government is of, by and for the people.
The challenges ahead demand innovation and passion. Let’s not let this opportunity slip through our fingers.
#savingdemocracyishardwork. Will you join me?”
Sally Boynton Brown is Executive Director of the Idaho Democratic Party and a 2016 Candidate for DNC Chair. More information can be found at www.wethednc.org or Facebook.com/WeTheDNC.