The Hill | A former aide to Bill Clinton and a former assistant to former President Barack Obama is joining forces with the Democratic National Committee to help the party in its efforts to appeal to millennials and swing voters.
Alyssa Mastromonaco, an organizer for the progressive group Ready for Hillary, will join with former Obama White House chief of staff Stephanie Cutter, according to a statement from the DNC.
“We are incredibly proud to have a former President of the United States and a woman of color as a part of the Democratic team, and look forward to working with Alyssa to ensure that we can help our supporters reach out to the next generation of voters,” Cutter said.
A former aide of President Bill Clinton, Mastromonso is the first woman of Hispanic heritage to join the DNC and the first female of African-American descent to lead a party.
The group is currently recruiting candidates in several states.
It will also begin to work with state parties and states on recruiting volunteers in swing states and on registering and reaching out to voters in key battleground states.
“Democrats have a long history of being at the forefront of fighting for social justice, and AlyssA’s leadership will help our party continue that legacy,” Cutter added.
“AlyssA is an amazing leader, and she has proven that she is ready to help her party win in 2020.”
Mastromonoso is a former policy director for the DNC’s 2020 presidential campaign.
She previously worked in the Obama administration, as a policy aide on immigration reform and as an assistant to President Obama.