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Donna Brazile is Chair of the Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute (VRI). The VRI was established in 2001 to help protect and promote the rights of all Americans to participate in the political process.
Brazile, a Democratic political strategist, is the former Campaign Manager for Gore-Lieberman 2000. As manager, she worked directly with Vice President Al Gore, senior campaign aides and consultants in developing strategies to turn out over 50,000,000 Americans on Tuesday, November 7th, 2000. As a result of her efforts, Campaign and Elections Magazine recently named Brazile "Campaign Manager of the Year."
Brazile, who also served as Gore's National Political Director, was the Vice President's chief liaison to the nation's Democratic elected officials, party leaders, and grassroots advocacy organizations.
Prior to joining the Gore campaign, Brazile was Chief of Staff and Press Secretary to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia where she helped guide the District's budget and local legislation on Capitol Hill.
Brazile is a veteran campaign strategist and grassroots political consultant. In 1998, she designed the Voter/Campaign Assessment Program that was considered crucial in boosting minority turnout in key congressional districts. She has worked on several presidential campaigns for Democratic candidates, including Carter-Mondale in 1976 and 1980, Rev. Jesse Jackson's first historic bid for the presidency in 1984, Mondale-Ferraro in 1984, U.S. Representative Dick Gephardt in 1988, Dukakis-Bentsen in 1988, and Clinton-Gore in 1992 and 1996. In addition, she has worked on several senatorial, congressional and statewide political campaigns across the country. Ms. Brazile was a delegate to the 1996 and 2000 Democratic presidential conventions.
In addition to working on campaigns and starting her own campaign consulting company, Brazile has taught at the University of Maryland, and she served as a fellow at Harvard's Institute of Politics.
Brazile is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including Washingtonian Magazine's 100 Most Powerful Women in Washington, D.C, the prestigious Congressional Black Caucus Youth Award, the National Women's Student Leadership Award, Ebony Magazine's Outstanding Young Achievers and in 1999, Brazile was named by Mirabella Magazine's as one of the "Top 25 Smartest Women in America."
Brazile, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana earned her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She currently resides in the District of Columbia.
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