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Heather Booth
17:39
Love Jaime Harrison! Love EMERGE!
Amy Pearl
18:16
Thank you Jaime, from Sonoma County! Thank you A'shanti for Emerge!
Summer Nettles
18:23
Good afternoon! Denver CO
Susan Shelton
18:31
Greetings from Austin, TX!
Jennifer DiBrienza
18:36
Hi from Palo Alto!
Heather Booth
18:38
Heather Booth, Washington, DC LOVE YOU ALL!
Jamie Maniscalco
18:40
<3 Jamie Maniscalco in Miami
Carol Orton
18:42
Hi from Menlo Park (Bay Area) CA
Linda Young
18:44
Linda from Guilford, Ct
Diane Boman
18:45
Good Afternoon from Prescott AZ
Elizabeth Belenchia
18:47
Elizabeth Belenchia Hilton Head Island
Summer Nettles
18:47
I’m in the 2021 Emerge Class in Denver ;-)
William Ewing
18:47
Bill from Philadelphia PA
Eve Coulson
18:47
hello from central Jersey, Princeton!
Jackie Shrago
18:48
Nashville, TN
Stacey Keare
18:49
Stacey Keare in Woodside
Nichelle Santos
18:49
Good Afternoon, Nichelle from Warren Twp, NJ
K Galloway
18:50
Atkinson, NH
Vanessa Warheit
18:51
Vanessa Warheit, Emerge CA ’21 member, calling in from Ohlone territory in El Cerrito, CA
Stacie Propst
18:51
Stacie from Emerge Alabama here!
Ellen Ferguson
18:52
Seattle!
Thanayi Lindsey
18:53
Good afternoon. Emerge Ca Class 2021 from Los Angeles, CA.
Rachael Fulp-Cooke
18:56
Rachael from Davis, CA
Malisha Kumar
18:56
Hi. Here from Morgan Hill. Emerge Class of 2021!
Holly Childs
18:57
Holly from Tontitown, Arkansas
Jennie Savage
18:57
Jennie Savage from Palo Alto!
Gerina Whethers
18:57
Diane from Louisville KY
Jessica Speiser
19:00
Jessica Speiser, Los Altos (Bay Area), California
Amy Pearl
19:04
Make sure to post in chat to both panelests and attendees!
Freda Player-Peters
19:05
Freda from Tennessee!
Regina Montoya
19:06
Hi from Dallas! Jaime, the second time in two days! I was on the Lawyer’s call yesterday! Regina Montoya
Ingrid Rivera-Guzman
19:09
Hi, my name is Ingrid, Emerge Alum 2019 from South Central Los Angeles
Amy Sutherland
19:10
Amy Sutherland
Laura Siena
19:11
Laura Siena from Philly
Mauree Jane Perry
19:12
Thank you both from mauree Jane Perry, San Francisco, Home of EMERGE!
Danna Lovell
19:15
Hello from Las Vegas, Nevada!
Crystal White
19:15
Hello Jaime and A'shanti. Crystal Sawyer-White from Antioch, CA
Sarah Carson
19:15
Hello, thank you for this conversation - zooming in from Philly
Emily Carmichael
19:23
Emily Carmichael, Emerge WA Deputy Director, calling in from Seattle, WA.
Nichelle Santos
19:25
Emerge NJ '19
Lisa Diaz Nash
19:25
Thank you, Jaime and Ashanti, from San Mateo, CA. Class of 2018!
Nichelle Santos
19:45
Congratulations Chairman Harrison!!!
Danna Lovell
19:45
Thank you for being here Mr. Chairman!
Cherie Mabrey
19:50
I'm from SC, have known Jaime for many years. He's better than he seems. He's wonderful! I live outside of Charlotte NC
Judith Borcz
19:59
Judy Borcz, Redwood City, CA
Jennifer DiBrienza
20:00
Hey other Bay Area folks! And everyone. Thanks for having this event!
Nichelle Santos
20:13
Congratulations A'shanti on your 2nd year!!
Katie Ricklefs
20:30
Katie Ricklefs Alumn 2008. Lafayette Ca
Maureen Blanc
20:53
I so wish you were our Senator from SC but so happy you are now running the DNC!
Amy Pearl
21:15
Thank you, Jaime, for your early recognition of and support for A'shanti's talents!
Alicia Duque
21:16
Hello from Oakland!
Nichelle Santos
21:26
EMERGE Necklace, Love it!!
Joanne Sowell
21:32
Hi Everyone, So excited to join everyone from Nashville, TN!!!
Mia Livas Porter
22:13
Excited to be here. Thank you for this event. And thank you Jaime for acknowledging the pain of our AAPI community.
Eve Coulson
23:06
zooming in from Princeton NJ!
Karen Young
23:51
Hi Everyone! Karen from Northport, Maine
Genevieve Van Cleve
24:16
Thank you for addressing the violence suffered yesterday by the AAPI community.
Amy Sutherland
24:19
Hello from the South and Jaime’s home State: Greenville,
Amy Sutherland
24:35
SC
Susan Shelton
24:45
YES! 50-State Strategy is so wonderful
Summer Nettles
25:11
Agreed!
Freda Player-Peters
26:33
Yes! Howard Dean's 50 -state strategy was great. I was a part of that 50 state staff. We did a lot great work in TN with that program.
Brenda Gadd
27:47
Love the focus on the state parties and 50 state strategy. Coming from a red state in the south…very excited!
Judith Borcz
28:21
Are you thinking of any “national messaging” for 2022?
Scott Nettles
28:27
Nettles’ represent!
Julia Kahrl
29:42
From a state, Maine, that is split between blue and red. Thanks for the 50 states strategy
Amy Sutherland
31:30
Stacy also recommends that Dem candidates have a solid, cohesive message: “Health care, jobs, and justice”. Will the DNC put out such a message in order to put all candidates on the same page?
Summer Nettles
33:48
YASSSS! Running on 22 or 24!
Genevieve Van Cleve
38:31
Texas lost the state legislature by 11,000 votes. That’s not a lot of votes in a state with 29 million people.
Serita Fontanesi
39:04
Texas can do it yall!
Susan Shelton
39:07
And we have terrible turn out in Texas, so we could have easily made up that difference in non-voters alone
Tamara Agins
39:10
Louisiana, too!!
Genevieve Van Cleve
39:23
Amen!
Susan Shelton
39:37
We're ready!
Serita Fontanesi
39:43
Texas. Is. Ready.
Susan Shelton
40:22
#TheNewSouth
Amy Pearl
40:50
Serita. Is. Ready.
Susan Shelton
41:02
YAY, Serita!
Freda Player-Peters
41:07
Go Serita!!!
Genevieve Van Cleve
41:07
Serita is FANTASTIC!!
Sarah Scanlon
41:13
Arkansas we are more than the Hogs...
Freda Player-Peters
41:46
Tennessee - we are more than country music..
Jill Barkley
41:47
so grateful for our Southern States here at Emerge!!
Anne Ferrell Quillen
41:48
Naysayers are people who don’t want to work.
Sarah Thompson
42:29
I’m old enough to remember when Arkansas had David Pryor and Dale Bumpers!!
Serita Fontanesi
42:36
The South is rising again, just now the way they thought it would!
Freda Player-Peters
42:45
Amen!!!
Vanessa Warheit
42:48
Why do we have an attempted recall in CA?
Sarah Scanlon
42:49
Words out of my mouth Serita!
Amy Pearl
43:07
Contest Every Race!
Vanessa Warheit
43:18
(Just to say: YES. We need to stop playing lame defense & go on offense.)
Mauree Jane Perry
43:51
Hello from Mauree Jane in San Francisco . This discussion is one of the best. I appreciate the specific information and strategic thinking!
Sarah Scanlon
43:52
We just removed the filing fee for seats that are currently held by Republicans in Arkansas. Previously the filing fee was $3000.
Ellen Stein
44:00
The GOP historically has been way better at the long game than Dems, unfortunately. What is the 10- and 20-year DNC plan?
Vanessa Warheit
44:05
Sweet! Go AR!
Susan Shelton
44:16
Nice work, AR!
Vanessa Warheit
44:36
Preach, Jaime
Freda Player-Peters
44:47
Amen, chairman!!
Holly Childs
44:57
Such a relief to us in the Arkansas hinterlands, Sarah Scanlon.
Sarah Scanlon
45:13
Yes!!!!
Arlene Martin-Norman
45:30
Hello , Arlene from Nashvillle,TNGreat discussion
Freda Player-Peters
45:31
Go Sarah!!
Annie Cho
45:37
Always a pleasure to see you, Mr. Chair! Your energy and passion carry us through.
Julia Kahrl
45:48
We can’t just give up on any state. So good to hear about this effort of Emerge and the DNC as well.
Annie Cho
45:54
Annie Cho from Los Angeles, member of Emerge CA Class of 2021.
Amy Sutherland
46:26
Stacy Abrams says the Dem party has not had a cohesive message in recent elections. Her message is “health care, jobs, and justice”. Can we get behind that message for all elections?
Maureen Blanc
46:47
+Amy Sutherland
Summer Nettles
46:59
So much of getting voters to turn out is about housing and addresses being accurate. That said, HOAs in Colorado are foreclosing on homes b/c none of the Federal legislation addresses them. What can we do locally to help?
Demetrios Giannaros
47:12
Mr. Harrison. You sound great and I’m happy you are leading us as Ds. I even more convinced I did the right thing for sending you multiple donations during your Sen. campaign.
Sarah Scanlon
47:27
We need HR 1.
Alice Turak
47:40
In Colorado several excellent women were running for the Senate seat when national democrats pushed John Hickenlooper, a non-progressive cis-white man. What are you doing to make the DNC more democratic, not pushing white men to run?
Genevieve Van Cleve
47:48
Voting rights and Redistricting are fundamental to the changes we seek.
Demetrios Giannaros
47:49
on donations that was Demetrios Giannaros
Holly Childs
48:11
HR 1 yes!
Ellen Stein
48:21
Please offer your perspective on H.R. 1. If the Dems don't end the filibuster, we know it's doomed. Is Democracy as we know it done as the pundits suggest? What else can we do?
Vanessa Warheit
48:28
HR1! For the People!!!!
Genevieve Van Cleve
48:31
HR1 & HR4 - CRITICAL!!!
Eva Facundo
48:31
#HR1
Amy Pearl
48:38
+1 Amy Sutherland. A unified message. HR1, HR4.
Vanessa Warheit
48:53
++ Alice T
Cherie Mabrey
48:57
I worked for the DNC during the time Gov Dean was there. The 50-state Initiative was making a difference. While Jaime was chair in SC, he made a big difference with his 46-county effort and Democrats Care. My question is Are we going to have something similar to Democrats Care on a national basis?
Joanne Sowell
49:02
Couldn’t agree more. Most important issues at state and federal levels are ALL democracy reform issues!
Summer Nettles
49:24
Absolutely!
Vanessa Warheit
49:25
What do we need to do to get HR1 passed?
Amy Sutherland
50:10
Start with filibuster reform in the Senate.
Sarah Scanlon
50:16
https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/1/text
Sarah Scanlon
50:21
This is HR 1
Jennie Savage
50:35
Do you see a way forward working with the ACLU to get them to stop opposing HR1?
Holly Childs
50:35
Therefore must do something about Senate filibuster.
Summer Nettles
50:53
LOL
Sarah Scanlon
51:24
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/03/17/hr-1-hr-4-would-reform-our-democracy-theyd-also-help-our-economy/
Amy Pearl
51:24
Shots in arms, checks in pockets! Dems get the job done!
Emily Carmichael
51:27
Yes, thank you! Straight talk and actual support for people.
Crystal White
51:29
Yes. I agree Jaime.
Sarah Scanlon
51:31
I am not a fan of the Post but...
Ellen Stein
51:53
What is the DNC's approach in rural communities? Not all rural voters are "Trumpers" and many voters may have just sat out the election feeling they don't matter to any politician. Does the DNC have a rural strategy?
Amy Sutherland
52:32
++ Amy Pearl…you’ve written our next slogan.
Lisa Kelley
53:11
Check out: The Election Reform Agenda: A Deep Dive into HR 1 - Stanford PACS did 4 session. Excellent info.
Vanessa Warheit
53:42
Link, Lisa?
Lisa Kelley
54:39
https://pacscenter.stanford.edu/event/the-election-reform-agenda-a-deep-dive-into-hr1/
Amy Pearl
55:34
Clean water and broadband in rural communities and tribal lands.
Maureen Blanc
56:18
Pave the dirt roads!
Summer Nettles
56:27
I was on a call yesterday with Small Business owners who continue to be plagued by access to capital for their business b/c the SBA doesn’t control the regulations of the banks that regulate the loans. In the spirit of paving the roads, do you know how the new funds will be dispersed to prevent small businesses w/o banking relationships from being left behind?
Summer Nettles
57:10
Agreed. Rural communities are important!
Vanessa Warheit
57:33
Postal banking!
Sarah Scanlon
57:34
In Arkansas we began our signature training this last weekend. I have women from Vilonia, Black Rock, Shirley, in the training and they are mad about the direction Arkansas is going.
Anne Ferrell Quillen
58:29
Thank you. Tennessee is in a race to go as backwards as possible and we are working as hard as we can to make a change in rural TN.
Sarah Scanlon
58:38
When we have to transform our school busses into mobile hot spots so kids can learn, we have a big disconnect about resource allocation.
Scott Nettles
59:26
Amen.
Anne Ferrell Quillen
01:02:49
I love that story! :)
Carol Orton
01:03:07
Thank you for that beautiful story
Lisa Kelley
01:03:10
HOPE
Scott Nettles
01:03:15
I love hearing him talk.
Summer Nettles
01:03:37
Absolutely!!!!
Linda Young
01:03:40
Heard it before. Brings tears to my eyes
Crystal White
01:03:46
Great story!
Mia Livas Porter
01:04:25
That story is incredible. So powerful. Hope is everything. Agree so much - that’s why Obama’s campaign was so powerful. That’s why Biden won - yes, he gave us hope again.
Lisa Kelley
01:04:39
I breath so I can vote so i can have hope - wonderful!
Maureen Blanc
01:05:09
Wow Wow Wow!
Jamie Maniscalco
01:05:17
<3 <3
Julia Kahrl
01:05:31
Empower us all with hope. And one gets hope by being involved with others. Hope is everything. And you give us hope, Jaime, because you get up even after defeat. Same with Stacy Abrams. It’s the person who keeps getting up again and again gives me hope. Thank you!
Stacie Propst
01:05:36
In our first year, every Democratic woman running statewide was an Emerge AL woman. That’s hope!
Thanayi Lindsey
01:05:51
Hope
Freda Player-Peters
01:05:57
Go Alabama!!
Summer Nettles
01:06:22
Truth!
Lisa Kelley
01:07:05
Awesome Stacie - congratulations and keep up the good work!!
Summer Nettles
01:07:23
So awesome Stacie!!!
Jennie Savage
01:07:34
glad to hear it, Stacie!
Sarah Thompson
01:08:23
Make it personal.
Summer Nettles
01:08:42
The stories that make policies realities are so important!
Serita Fontanesi
01:09:20
If policy isn’t relatable and telling stories about real humans, then it’s not good policy.
Anne Ferrell Quillen
01:09:49
yes, what Serita said.
Summer Nettles
01:11:31
Right!
Summer Nettles
01:11:41
Deep Canvassing is key!
Genevieve Van Cleve
01:11:52
Voter Suppression and Gerrymandering are two major factors of the results in Texas.
Vanessa Warheit
01:12:36
Major factors everywhere. I was a captain on the DNC voter protection hotline.
Amy Sutherland
01:13:12
Republicans did a good job of frightening the disaffected Trumpers and the independents with their “Dems are all socialists” message. And they will use that against us again. We have got to find a different message for our progressive ideas.
Caroline Donahue
01:14:14
Great idea on the brand!!!
Serita Fontanesi
01:14:26
I’ve said it before and I”ll say it again, Republicans are great at messaging, and we have to learn from that.
Amy Pearl
01:14:27
Roger Ailes from the beginning of Fox said just keep calling Dems socialists, keep repeating it.
Amy Sutherland
01:15:08
Yes Serita and Pearl.
Amy Pearl
01:15:22
BE on the offense - control the narrative!! Call them out - authoritarians, fascists who don't believe in Democracy!
Lisa Diaz Nash
01:16:01
Brand evaluation will b critical. People like our programs but their support decreases when the Democratic brand is associated with them. So excited to hear this!🙏
Julia Kahrl
01:16:15
We must call them all out, especially those who are so obstructionist.
Genevieve Van Cleve
01:16:17
Thank you!!!!
Mia Livas Porter
01:16:17
Thank you for giving us so much hope for the future of our party Jaime!!
Amy Pearl
01:16:20
Love our Emerge community! Thank you Jaime and A'shanti!
Jennifer DiBrienza
01:16:21
Thank you!
Freda Player-Peters
01:16:24
Thank you!!
Caroline Donahue
01:16:26
Thank you….amazing!!!
Sarah Scanlon
01:16:27
Thank you!
Summer Nettles
01:16:28
Thank you! You’re amazing!!!
Freda Player-Peters
01:16:28
I am inspired!!
Nichelle Santos
01:16:31
Thank you!!!
Lisa Kelley
01:16:33
We need counter offensive to the R chant of “radical socialist agenda”
Lisa Diaz Nash
01:16:35
Thank you Jaime🙏🙏🙏
Julia Kahrl
01:16:35
THANK YOU!!
Ingrid Rivera-Guzman
01:16:36
Thank you so much for this amazing conversation
Jennie Savage
01:16:37
thank you both!
Crystal White
01:16:37
Thank you A'shanti and Jaime!!!
Nichelle Santos
01:16:40
The future is so bright
Susan Riordan
01:16:41
So great to see you Jaime!
Diana Saxon
01:16:43
Thank you!
Jill Barkley
01:16:47
Thank you for your leadership of our party!! I’m so proud to be a Democrat!!
Ingrid Rivera-Guzman
01:16:50
thank you Emerge for this great event
Carol Orton
01:16:52
Excellent discussion, thank you so much
Lisa Kelley
01:16:55
Thank you both so much!!!!
Pam Eakes
01:16:55
GREAT CONVERSATION — THANK. YOU EVERYONE! CHEERS TO ALL!
Marya Stark
01:16:57
Thank you! Awesome session!
Anne Ferrell Quillen
01:16:58
Thanks! So excited about the future of the DNC w/Jaime at the lead.
Vanessa Warheit
01:16:58
Thank you so much!!!
Joy Alferness
01:17:01
Thank you so much for this fantastic event!
Ellen Ferguson
01:17:05
Bravo! Super excited and full of hope!!! We’re working with Tina in WA State and love Emerge!
Mia Livas Porter
01:17:07
Thank you A’shanti and Emerge for this conversation.
Susan Shelton
01:17:11
<3 Thank you!
Amy Sutherland
01:17:11
Thanks, Jamie! Please continue communicating with us little people!