Minnesota DFL Hires New Political and Organizing Director
[ST. PAUL, MN] – The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party today announced it has hired Alyse Maye Quade, a Minnesota native with extensive political organizing experience, to serve as Political and Organizing Director. Maye Quade’s first day is June 12, 2017. Since the 2016 election there had been a groundswell of support at the grassroots level with groups cropping up to resist President Donald Trump and the Republicans extreme makeover of our democracy. The newly created Political and Organizing Director at the DFL will work with these emerging groups, as well as traditional progressive allies, to organize, collaborate, and build power together in advance of the critical 2018 elections.
“At the DFL, we know the best way to build political power is from the ground up,” DFL Chair Ken Martin said. “Alyse has dedicated her career to grassroots organizing, and her skills will help ensure our party continues to empower the voices of local communities. Alyse is a respected organizer who can bring all of the stakeholders in our big-tent party to the same table to work together around our shared values. We are thrilled to bring Alyse on board as the DFL fights to improve the lives of all Minnesotans.”
Maye Quade is currently the Midwest Organizing Manager for Everytown for Gun Safety, advocating for gun violence prevention across the Midwest. She previously served as a phone bank and fundraising coordinator for Neighborhoods Organizing for Change. Her political experience includes serving as Deputy Regional Organizing Director for Senator Al Franken’s campaign in 2014, where she led the largest Get Out The Vote Action Center in the state. Born and raised on a farm in Jeffers, Minnesota, Maye Quade studied Political Science and Journalism at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She lives in Apple Valley with her wife, Erin Maye Quade, and their dog, Sota.