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Tim Kaine Names State Director

Tim Kaine Names State Director

Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) has named Keren Charles Dongo as his State Director. She most recently managed Kaine’s 2018 re-election campaign. Prior to that, Dongo worked as Deputy State Director and Legislative Assistant in his Senate office. Kaine’s office said Dongo played a key role in helping to draft and build support for the 400 Years of African American History Act, which passed last year and established a commission to commemorate the 400th anniversary in 2019 of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans into English Colonial America. The 2001 University of Michigan graduate, who earned her Master’s from Regent University in 2006 and completed law school at University of the District of Columbia in 2016, also previously served as VA Deputy State Director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign; Director of Virginia’s Democratic Coordinated Campaign in 2012; Deputy Field Director at the ONE Campaign; as an advisor to Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA); and Outreach and Political Director of the 2008 Democratic Coordinated Campaign in Virginia. “With her deep ties to Virginia and past success on both my state and legislative staff, Keren brings a level of talent and experience that is sure to continue my state team’s record of excellence,” said Kaine. More here.

Politico Names New WH Correspondent

Politico Names New WH Correspondent

Gregory Meeks and National Urban League Call on Amazon to Commit to Diversity and Inclusion Plan for HQ2

Gregory Meeks and National Urban League Call on Amazon to Commit to Diversity and Inclusion Plan for HQ2