DNC Honchos Visit Atlanta, Talk Voter Expansion Project

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Secretary and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Georgia Democratic Party Chair DuBose Porter held a press conference at the DNC summer meeting in Atlanta Thursday to discuss their voting expansion project.

In June, the DNC launched the Voter Expansion Project, whose stated mission is to ensure that every eligible voter is registered, able to vote, and that every vote is accurately counted.

Here’s some of what was said at the presser:

Schultz: “There is a reason that we are in Georgia. A year ago, in Arizona, I promised that Democrats were committed to planting our flag in every corner of the country. We are here because the DNC is expanding the map, spreading the Democratic message, and we plan to turn Georgia blue.”

Rawlings-Blake: “This notion of getting more people involved in the process isn’t just a program for us or a tactic – it is one of the most fundamental values that we share as Democrats. It’s not just about strengthening our Party. It’s about strengthening our democracy.”

Porter: “Make no mistake – it’s not just our Party that is diverse and growing – our state is, too. It’s up to us to us engage every single Georgian. As the Chairwoman said earlier, when more people are registered and vote, Democrats will win.”