Stefanie Brown, the national field director for the NAACP, will join team Obama’s Operation Vote in February. The program is geared toward outreach to key Democratic constituency groups, including African Americans, Latinos, Jews, the LGBTQ community, the young and the elderly.
“African-American voters were among the president’s strongest supporters in 2008, and I am thrilled to help build that fervor again for 2012,” Brown said in a statement. “The president is going to need our community more than ever this year, and I look forward to working together to win a victory on Nov. 6.”
Brown, 31, a graduate of Howard University, was formerly named one of Essence.com’s “Top 10 Emerging Political Leaders of 2012” and one of Ebony magazine’s 2007 “Top 30 Young Leaders under the Age of 30.” Under her leadership as the national field director in Baltimore, Md., the NAACP’s national civic engagement campaigns registered more than 200,000 people to vote in the 2008 and 2010 election cycles, according to the Obama campaign. Read the full story at HuffingtonPost.com.