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Senator Names Diversity and Inclusion Outreach Director

Senator Names Diversity and Inclusion Outreach Director

Joane McAfee has joined the office ofSenator Tina Smith (D-MN) as the Diversity and Inclusion Outreach Director. In her new role, she’ll work to ensure people of color are included in the Senator’s work and priorities. McAfee most recently served as Smith’s Political Director during her Senate campaign. Prior to that, she was a Senior Policy Advisor and NGA Homeland Security & Public Safety Advisor in the office of MN Governor Mark Dayton and then-Lt. Governor Tina Smith, where she worked with the Department of Public Safety, Department of Corrections, Department of Human Rights, Minnesota National Guard, and the courts to ensure things went smoothly as they worked to serve Minnesotans. The 2012 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities graduate also previously worked as a Political Director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and as a Legislative Assistant in the Minnesota state Senate. More here.

Tom Pérez’s DNC, NAACP Pull Support from Women’s March; 2020 Dem Hopefuls Won’t Attend

Tom Pérez’s DNC, NAACP Pull Support from Women’s March; 2020 Dem Hopefuls Won’t Attend

Eddie Bernice Johnson Intros Bill to Research Gun Violence

Eddie Bernice Johnson Intros Bill to Research Gun Violence