House Democrats showcase the diversity of its members and perspectives
On day two of their retreat, leaders from a range of groups explained why their various ideologies and coalitions would be the ones to keep members together and elevate the party back to the majority.
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BALTIMORE — Nancy Pelosi may no longer be the Speaker but one of her favorite mantras to describe the House Democratic Caucus endures: “Our diversity is our strength, but our unity is our power.”
On day two of the 2023 Issues Conference, leaders and members from various caucuses and committees spent most of their time making the case for why their various ideologies and coalitions would be the ones to keep members together and elevate House Democrats back to the majority.
As I mentioned yesterday, the Democratic Policy & Communications Committee is the body responsible for crafting and amplifying the broader caucus’s talking points into an ethos that resonates with broad swaths of the electorate.
This includes constituencies — people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ folks, and women — who have historically felt overlooked and underserved by federal elected officials until peak election season arrives.
Rep. Lauren Underwood of Illinois and one of the DPCC’s vice chairs told Supercreator that the committee is retooling its strategy to expand the party’s reach into those communities.
“One of the areas that I have personally taken an interest in is just leveling up our digital foundation and making sure that we're reaching people who want to hear from us but also those who need to hear from us and that for a variety of reasons we just have not been effective at connecting with,” she said. “ So I think that some of the communities that you mentioned, are within that universe, but there's many more and I think that hopefully this time next year, you will see a different impact and reach from the members of our caucus.”