Anna Marie Mattson published Leah Daughtry, former CEO of the 2016 DNC Convention talks about GOTV for the DA Veterans and Military Family Caucus in Podcasts 2019-08-04 08:45:28 -0400
Leah Daughtry, former CEO of the 2016 DNC Convention talks about GOTV for the DA Veterans and Military Family Caucus
Leah Daughtry, co-author of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics. came to Paris in July to talk to Democrats about the critical 2020 Get Out The Vote effort. She took time out to answer questions for the Global Veteran and Military Families Caucus of Democrats Abroad giving keen advice on how to move forward.
Daughtry has worked as Chief of Staff to notable political figures, such as former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Alexis Herman, and former Chairs of the Democratic Party, Howard Dean and Terry McAuliffe. She served in 2008 and 2016 as the Chief Executive Officer of the Democratic National Convention, she is the first person in Democratic Party history to hold the position twice.
Named one of the 12 most influential Democrats in the nation on faith and values politics by Religion News Service, Leah also works with Faith in Action, the Democratic party’s outreach program to communities of faith. Leah currently serves as pastor of the House of the Lord Church in Washington, D.C. Further, Leah served as Resident Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics where she focused on the role of faith and values play in American politics. Leah sits on the Executive Committee of the National Council of Negro Women. An electrifying speaker full of power and charisma, she transforms corporate teams, congregations, and communities for the better. Beyond her amazing career, she’s also a loving aunt, dedicated mentor, and avid shoe lover.
Anna Marie Mattson published Wounded Warriors in Veterans and Military Families Caucus 2019-07-14 11:57:44 -0400
Wounded Warriors Project at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
Democrats Abroad regularly visits patients at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, the largest US military hospital outside the US. All first- wounded military (Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and other theaters) make a stop at this hospital to be stabilized before returning to the United States.
In keeping with a tradition begun at the Walter Reed Military Hospital in 2006 during a Democrats Abroad DPCA meeting in Washington, D.C., Democrats Abroad has been showing support and bringing comfort and cheer to wounded, ill and injured military warriors. Walter Reed was the first long-term convalescent center for amputees wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. At this meeting, DA UK donated toffees, DA Germany Kinder eggs, DA Israel dates and DA France chocolates.
Since then, Democrats Abroad has been visiting patients at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, BAMC (Brook Army Medical Center) in San Antonio and the new Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda. This service project was initiated because of the relationship with the 10th Mountain Division Association who has a very active wounded warrior program. The 10th Mountain Liaisons (LNO) are always happy to receive visitors, gifts, chocolates and cards. The 10th Mountain Division is one of the most deployed divisions in the US Army and is known for its rapid responsiveness in Somalia as well as in Iraq and Afghanistan. During the Second World War, the 10th Mountain Divison was the unit of ski troopers in the US Army.
Here's a quote from Michael M. Phillips's book The Gift of Valor: "If you make it to Landstuhl, you're good to go. It was an article of faith among the Marine infantrymen in Iraq that if the corpsman plugged up the hole to keep you from bleeding out...and the Air Force got you all the way to the Army hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, then you’d live...you'd survive and eventually get home."
Continue to help us SUPPORT OUR WOUNDED WARRIORS with warm heartfelt greetings and donations. ... Besides making cards for the caregivers and the wounded, injured and ill military patients at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany to wish them either a Happy Thanksgiving, a Merry Christmas or a Happy Valentine's and thanking them for their service, you can also send donations.
Thanks for caring!
For more information, contact Anna Marie Mattson,
Steering Committee, DA Veteran and Military Families Caucus
Anna Marie Mattson published Veterans and Military Families Caucus in Caucuses 2019-07-03 07:20:03 -0400
VMF Caucus Acting Chair, DA Voting Rep for DA France
Press Attaché for DA France, also serve on DA Global Comms Team. Serve on Military, Veterans and Military Families Caucus in formation. We place wreaths on Memorial Day at American Military cemeteries in France and also visit the wounded warriors at Landstuhl Military Hospital throughout the year. I also write resolutions and planks related to the military for the Democrats Abroad platform.