Gen44 Honorary Chair Mayor Cory A. Booker, Newark, New Jersey
Gen44 Honorary Chair America Ferrera, Actress
Gen44 Honorary Chair Dulé Hill, Actor
Gen44 Honorary Chair Congressman Patrick Murphy, PA-08
With a relentless call for change, President Obama empowered a whole new generation to take a personal stake in electing their representatives. People of all ages, races, religions and economic backgrounds were inspired to take an active role in campaigning for the first time in their lives. But few groups showed as much energy as our newest generation of business, government, public, and private sector leaders. Across the country they turned out in record numbers, not just to vote, but to donate their time and money — knocking on doors, calling their neighbors and contributing to the campaign.
But as President Obama has said, the work didn’t end on Election Day–in fact, it’s just begun. That’s why we’ve created Generation FortyFour or Gen44 for short – a council to cultivate and empower a rising generation of leaders for the Democratic Party. Gen44 will work with this groundbreaking group, all under the age of 40, to serve as a platform for political mobilization and to ensure that President Obama has the resources and infrastructure needed to implement the change we want to see.
Foundation of Success
Gen44 is a new concept founded from some of the campaign’s most successful programs – Generation Obama (GO) and the DNC TrailBlazers.
Building on this strong record of success, the DNC has merged these critical programs in order to create Gen44 . Gen44 will seek to harness the energy and excitement from the 2008 Presidential election by cultivating the next generation of fundraisers for the DNC and Organizing for America. Gen44 will work to maintain their passion from the campaign and engage their networks and colleagues in support of the President and the Democratic Party.
Taking a Leadership Role
As Gen44 grows – we are looking for individuals who display a strong commitment to the program, advancing President Obama’s agenda and to the long-term sustainability of the Democratic Party to join our leadership team. Gen44 is only as strong as our leaders and we recognize that many of our members, much like our Honorary Chairs, are looked to for inspiration, ideas and outreach within the under-40 Democratic community. In this capacity – we have three levels of commitment to the Gen44 program. Contact us for details on how you can help us grow movement.
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