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DMO Statement on the Ongoing Threat of Political Violence

DMO Statement on the Ongoing Threat of Political Violence

The FBI has now issued warnings of nationwide armed protests opposing next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. We implore all DMOs to take care and prioritize safety, not only of your cities but also your personal security during this dangerous time.

It is clear that the attack on the nation’s Capitol that took place on 1/6/21 was not an isolated incident, but instead part of a series of consequences of the President’s ongoing rhetoric. Cities across America have endured attacks against houses of worship, peaceful protests, and elected officials, all stoked by the President’s dangerous statements and his emboldening of terrorists, including white supremacists. President Trump will leave office next week, but the violent causes he has lent credence to will remain.

DMO wants to extend our support to the local leaders of Washington, D.C., including DMO Board Member Anita Bonds and the rest of the Council, and echo Mayor Muriel Bowser’s calls for increased federal support during next week’s inauguration. We ask that all local officials stay vigilant about potential threats through the end of January. Please reach out to DMO with any requests you have made to your states or the federal government for local security assistance, so we can work alongside our partners in government to help deliver that support.

Stay alert, and stay safe.

In solidarity,

Derek Green
DMO President
Councilmember At-Large, Philadelphia, PA

Inauguration & 1/6 Attack

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 1/11
/2021

 

DMO Update

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Pic of the Week

Man prepared with zip ties photographed in Senate chamber, one of many now in custody.

Pandemic Innovation & Republican Coups

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 1/4
/2021

 

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Sidewalk Robots & Back Rent

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 12/14
/2020

DMO Update

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DMO Board members Van Johnson (Mayor, Savannah) and Wendy Davis (Commissioner, Rome) serving as Georgia electors for President elect Joe Biden and Vice President elect Kamala Harris.

Hunger & Saving Rain

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 12/7
/2020

DMO Update

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Americans are going hungry. Food assistance must extend past the holidays, until the end of this crisis.

Crisis & Recovery

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 11/30
/2020

DMO Update

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MUMM HONORED AT NATIONAL MUNICIPAL OFFICIAL CELEBRATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Nils Robbins
Tel: 202-770-8053
Email: Nils.Robbins@nationaldmo.org

 

MUMM HONORED AT NATIONAL MUNICIPAL OFFICIAL CELEBRATION

Spokane Council Member given award for exemplary leadership at Democratic Municipal Officials’ National meeting

Spokane, WA, November 17, 2020 –

Spokane, WA Council Member Candace Mumm received the Susan Burgess President’s Award for Exemplary Leadership last night during the Democratic Municipal Officials’ (DMO) “Oh So Blue” Celebration. Named in honor of the late Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem and DMO President Susan Burgess, the award honors one member of DMO for their outstanding service to the organization.

DMO National President and Detroit Council Member Scott Benson presented the award to Mumm.  “Candace leads DMO on many fronts. She guides our organization in her role as Vice President, represents the interests of local Democrats at the DNC, and lends her expertise from a history in broadcasting to help us better tell the story of DMO.”

Mumm was joined at the event by several of the previous recipients of the Susan Burgess President’s Award, including Chicago, IL Alderman Joe Moore, Los Angeles, CA Controller Ron Galperin, and Rome, GA Commissioner Wendy Davis.

Typically held in person during the National League of Cities (NLC) annual City Summit, this year the DMO Celebration was held virtually on the Remo interactive platform. Mayors, council members, and other local elected Democrats comprising the membership of DMO gathered for a few hours of conversation, interspersed with short remarks by VIP guests. Kicking off the event were outgoing President of NLC and Los Angeles Council Member Joe Buscaino and President of the Democratic Mayors and current Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, both having previously served as DMO President. Congressman Adam Schiff headlined the event, with other speakers including Jaime Harrison, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, and a video message thanking local Democrats and recognizing Mumm’s service from Senator Tammy Duckworth.

Democratic Municipal Officials is the DNC Association for municipal elected officials who personally identify as members of the Democratic Party. The organization holds three seats on the DNC, and advocates for the thousands of local elected Democrats across the United States.

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For more information, please call 202-770-8053 or email Nils.Robbins@nationaldmo.org

Healthcare Workers & Won States

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 11/16
/2020

 

DMO Update

  • Please join DMO in welcoming our new President, Philadelphia Council Member Derek Green. President Emeritus and Detroit Councilman Scott Benson will remain on the Board as Fundraising Chair.
  • DMO welcomes two new Board members this November – College Park, MD Council Member Denise Mitchell and Warren, MI Councilmember Angela Rogensues.
  • We also bid a very warm farwell to Northfield, MN Council Member Suzie Nakasian, who is stepping down from our Board after years of dedicated service.

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Ballot Measures & What’s Next

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 11/9
/2020

DMO Update

  • DMO Board Members Van Johnson (Mayor, Savannah) and Wendy Davis (Commissioner, Rome) have been selected as electors from Georgia to vote for Joe Biden in the electoral college. Let us know if you will be serving as an elector for your state.
  • Help DMO bring you more events like our National Breakfasts, DNC coverage, and Virtual Retreat. Support our work with a monthly contribution of any amount at NationalDMO.org/donate.

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It’s time for Democrats to come together and celebrate the victories of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

Battleground Updates – DMOs Across America

DMOs and Friends,

Like me, I am sure you’ve been glued to the election results as they come in. Votes are still being counted, and we are unlikely to know the final results until the end of the week at earliest. 

Despite President Trump’s premature declaration of victory last night, all evidence supports an outcome where Vice President Biden exceeds the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win. Your constituents may be worried right now. It is important to broadcast calm, and reassure them that Democrats fully intend to count every vote. 

With television networks already providing top down views of the race, we thought it would be nice to hear from your fellow DMOs in the battleground states that are still counting. DMO will continue to provide you with their updates and insights as the votes are counted.

If you appreciated DMO’s election coverage, or want to support our work bringing you these updates, please visit NationalDMO.org/donate to make an annual contribution of $50, or a recurring contribution of any amount. 

Scott Benson, City Council Member, Detroit, MI

Derek Green, City Council Member, Philadelphia, PA

Devon Reese, Vice Mayor, Reno, NV

Don Hardy, Mayor, Kinston, NC

Amir Farokhi, City Council Member, Atlanta, GA

Angela Rogensues, City Council Member, Warren, MI

Luke Fuszard, Alder, Middleton, WI

 

Lauren Kuby, Council Member, Tempe, AZ