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Donna Brazile
Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile is an adjunct professor, author, a syndicated columnist, and the Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee.

Ms. Brazile began her political career at the age of nine when she worked to support the campaign of a city council candidate who promised to build a playground in her neighborhood. Four decades and innumerable state and local campaigns later, she has worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she served as presidential campaign manager for former Vice President Al Gore.

Author of the best-selling autobiography Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics, Ms. Brazile is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. In the media, she serves as a political contributor on CNN; consultant to ABC News; regularly appearing commentator on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos; and frequent contributor to NPR's News and Notes. In print and online, she is a columnist for Roll Call and Ms Magazine.

Washingtonian named Ms. Brazile one of the '100 most powerful women' and Essence named her one of the top 50 women in America. The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation has bestowed upon her its award for political achievement.

Prior to serving as Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation, Ms. Brazile dedicated herself to strengthening the American democratic process as chair of the Democratic National Committee’s Voting Rights Institute, established in 2001 to help protect and promote the rights of all American citizens to participate in the electoral process. Her passion is encouraging young people to vote, work within the system to strengthen it, and run for public office.

Former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco appointed Ms. Brazile, a New Orleans native, a member of the board of directors of the Louisiana Recovery Authority, the guiding agency charged with leading the state s rebuilding process in the aftermath of two catastrophic hurricanes.

Brazile is founder and managing director of Brazile & Associates LLC, a general consulting, grassroots advocacy, and training firm based in Washington, D.C.

Blog Entries by Donna Brazile

On Election Day, Republicans Suffered Consequences of Voter Suppression Strategy

(1156) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 5:20 PM

For more than two years Republicans have campaigned and legislated against the right of certain groups of people to vote. On Election Day, Republicans suffered the consequences. The very groups the GOP targeted -- among them African Americans, Latinos, and young people -- turned out in record numbers, propelling to...

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Celebrating Black History Month and the Achievements of African American Women

(33) Comments | Posted February 28, 2012 | 1:27 PM

The conclusion of Black History Month is a great time to reflect on the accomplishments of African Americans and contemplate where we are headed as a nation. And this year's theme, "Black Women in American Culture and History," is a reminder for all to look back on the important role...

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Ten Years After Bush v. Gore, the Supreme Court Can Recommit to Equal Protection

(508) Comments | Posted April 15, 2011 | 4:23 PM

Imagine going to vote at your local polling place and being instructed wrongly by a pollworker about which precinct table to go to or being given the wrong ballot by a pollworker. Imagine further that, through no fault of your own, your ballot is not counted simply because the election...

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Charlie White's Indictment: Piercing the Veil of "Voter Fraud"

(288) Comments | Posted March 8, 2011 | 7:58 PM

Last week, Indiana indicted its Secretary of State Charlie White on seven felony counts, including three counts of "voter fraud" and charges of theft and perjury. Independent special prosecutors have accused White of intentionally voting in the wrong precinct during the May 2010 Republican primary and lying about...

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