For Immediate Release
January 22, 2012
Contact: Rosalia Tenorio, Communications Director, (310) 909-6727
Democratic National Committee Elects Maria Elena Durazo as Vice Chair
Durazo to Strengthen the Democratic Party’s Work toward Immigration Reform
LOS ANGELES – The Democratic National Committee, DNC, has elected The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor Executive Secretary-Treasurer and Chair of the National AFL-CIO Immigration Committee, Maria Elena Durazo, to serve as a DNC Vice Chair.
“I’m humbled with the opportunity to serve the Democratic National Committee in this role. The Democratic Party is committed to helping working families and to materialize immigration reform and I’m eager to help in every way I can,” commented DNC Vice Chair, Maria Elena Durazo. “Together we will work diligently with Democratic leaders to advance causes that are important to working families like offering a path to citizenship to undocumented workers and ensuring workers have the right to join a union.”
Durazo will serve alongside DNC Vice Chairs R.T. Rybak, Minneapolis Mayor; Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard; Adjunct Professor and Writer Donna Brazile; And Raymond Buckley, President of the Association of State Democratic Chairs. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was reelected to serve another term. Traditionally, DNC Vice Chairs serve as party’s ambassadors, assist with fund-raising and party activist development, and help in other ways that capitalize on the individual Vice Chair’s abilities and interests.
“I am excited to serve alongside my fellow DNC officers as we continue the critical work of rebuilding our great nation under the leadership of President Barack Obama, and forging a stronger and more vibrant Democratic Party,” said DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
About the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor
The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO is the chartered Central Labor Council (CLC) of the AFL-CIO in Los Angeles County. We are the second largest CLC in the country, representing over 300 unions and hundreds of thousands of working women and men throughout Los Angeles County. Our mission is to promote a voice for workers through organizing themselves into unions, building strong coalitions of labor, community, faith, and responsible businesses, engaging in both organizing and political campaigns, electing pro-union and pro-worker candidates and advancing public policies that support workers, families and local communities. Get real-time updates @LALabor.