Way to Win Co-Founder Leah Hunt-Hendrix Calls on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to Rescind its Firm and Vendor “Blacklist Policy”
Washington, D.C. - Leah Hunt-Hendrix, co-founder of Way to Win, a home base for political donors, which moved $22 million last cycle to organizations and candidates, issued the following statement today calling on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to immediately withdraw its misguided “blacklist policy” for firms, or vendors, who choose to work with Democratic candidates challenging incumbents:
“The DCCC should not be in the business of implementing an incumbent protection system through its new “blacklist policy.” Rather, they should be in the business of encouraging and supporting the grassroots energy and bold new elected leaders who are building the future of the Democratic party.
“To announce this under the guise of seeking “more diversity from its firms and vendors” is shameful and slap in the face to the party’s base - young people and people of color.
“We are stronger as a party when we are not afraid to hold candidates and incumbents accountable to the values and policies our base expects and deserves us to fight for. The DCCC should rescind this policy immediately.”
About Way To Win
Way to Win is a progressive strategy hub co-founded by Tory Gavito, Jenifer Fernandez Ancona, Leah Hunt-Hendrix, in 2017, comprised of donors and community organizers partnering with candidates and local grassroots organizations creating a new approach to politics as we know it. Way To Win supports representation reflective of the values and diversity of the United States. They seek to facilitate lasting progressive change that will transform our government for the better, and bring equanimity to all facets of US government. For more information on Way To Win, visit: waytowin.us.