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Sharice Davids

Sharice Davids

Support from Onward Together

Onward Together supported Sharice Davids as a candidate for the 2018 midterm elections.[1]

Education

  • Studied at Cornell Law School
  • Studied at UMKC
  • Studied at Johnson County Community College
  • Went to Leavenworth High School

History

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Crystal Echo Hawk CEO at IllumiNative

October 2022.

“Last month, Mary Peltola made history when she became first Native Alaskan and woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for the Last Frontier State.

When Peltola was sworn in last week, Congress reached a milestone: for the first time in more than two centuries, the House has full U.S. Indigenous representation, according to Rep. Kai Kahele of Hawaii.

"It has taken 233 years for the U.S. Congress to be fully represented by this country’s indigenous peoples," Kahele, the second Native Hawaiian to represent his home state, posted on Twitter alongside a photograph of him, Peltola, and Rep. Sharice Davids of Kansas, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation. "Tonight, a Native American, a Native Alaskan & a Native Hawaiian are sitting members of the people’s House."

There are now six Indigenous Americans who are representatives in the House.”

Labor Caucus

The Labor Caucus is an official caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2021 members included Sharice Davids .[2]

Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus

The formation of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus was announced on June 4, 2008, by openly gay representatives Tammy Baldwin and Barney Frank. The caucus had 165 members (164 Democrats and 1 Republican) in the 116th United States Congress. The caucus is co-chaired by the United States House of Representatives' nine openly LGBT members: Representatives David Cicilline, Angie Craig, Sharice Davids, Mondaire Jones, Sean Patrick Maloney, Chris Pappas, Mark Pocan, Mark Takano, and Ritchie Torres.

LeBlanc visit

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Common Defense endorsement

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Common Defense endorsed Sharice Davids in 2018.

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Common Defense endorsed Sharice Davids in 2022.

LeBlanc connection

March 15, 2021.

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Millicent Michelle Pepion, Crystal Echo Hawk, Judith LeBlanc, Peggy Flanagan, Sharice Davids, Deb Haaland, Mark Ruffalo.

LeBlanc approval

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Native Organizers Alliance

During Deb Haaland’s confirmation hearing Native Organizers Alliance hosted a watch party and celebration with hundreds of Native leaders from all over the United States, and VIP guests Mark Ruffalo, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Sharice Davids and even – Secretary Deb Haaland herself, along with her sisters and partner Skip.[3]

Key staff

Democratic Rep.-elect Sharice Davids has given top positions on her congressional staff to key campaign aides.

Davids announced Monday that Allison Teixeira Sulier will be her chief of staff once Davids is sworn into office Jan. 3.

Davids also said that Danielle Hull Robinson will be district director, managing operations and constituent services in Davids’ home 3rd District in the Kansas City area.

Sulier was senior adviser on Davids’ campaign and previously worked for Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and the Democratic group American Bridge.

Robinson was communications director for Davids’ campaign and previously worked in communications for both businesses and nonprofit groups.[4]

March 4, 2019 Press Release:

Rep. Sharice Davids today announced additional staff in her District and Washington, D.C. offices to help her best serve the people of Kansas’ third district.

  • Brandon Naylor serves as Legislative Director in the Washington, D.C. Office. A Topeka High School and University of Kansas graduate, he has previously served in the offices of former U.S. Representative Dennis Moore (KS-03) and current U.S. Representative David Cicilline (RI-01). He comes to the office after four years at Democracy Works, Inc., a nonprofit, nonpartisan voting organization.
  • Christina Jones serves as Director of Operations in the Washington, D.C. Office. Christina joins the office from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, where she served as Director of the Chairman’s Office in the successful 2018 cycle. She previously worked for Senator Mary Landrieu and on the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
  • Johanna Warshaw serves as Press Secretary in the Washington, D.C. Office. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, she previously served as press secretary for the successful Laura Kelly for Kansas gubernatorial campaign.
  • Kyle Klemp serves as Constituent Services Manager in the District Office. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri and previously worked in the regional offices of former U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO).
  • Kate Rohr serves as Legislative Assistant in the Washington, D.C. office. A Johnson County native, she will be handling the Small Business Committee work, healthcare and several other issue areas. She previously served as Legislative Assistant for former Congressman Tim Walz (MN-01).
  • Coletta Hummel serves as Constituent Services and Outreach Representative in the District Office. Hummel has a Master’s degree in Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management and worked in healthcare as a community relations director in Wyandotte County prior to joining the Sharice for Congress campaign.
  • Venetia Washington serves as Constituent Services and Outreach Representative in the District Office. She studied at Johnson County Community College before working in Medical Customer Service and on the Sharice for Congress campaign.
  • Paula Cutter-Mark serves as Constituent Services and Outreach Representative in the District Office. She graduated from the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, MN, with a degree in History and worked as a Site Director for the Learning Club, an after-school tutoring program in KCK, prior to volunteering for the Sharice for Congress campaign.
  • Leslie Zukrow serves as a Staff Assistant in the District Office. She is a first-generation graduate of the University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Wyandotte County resident.
  • Ebony Germany serves as Staff Assistant in the Washington, D.C. Office. She was born and raised in Wyandotte county. She attended Washington High School and graduated from the University of Kansas.[5]

Facebook group

Members of the Wichita Democratic Socialists of America, public Facebook group, as of November 20, 2017 included Sharice Davids.[6]

Our Revolution pressure

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Our Revolution - Kansas City March 26 2019·

We want to call all representatives, but particularly we want calls to flood into Rep. Sharice Davids. She has said, "I need to hear from my constituents that they support $15."

Progressive Turnout Project

Progressive Turnout Project Executive Director Alex Morgan released the following statement regarding the Kansas Democratic Primary Election:

“Congratulations to Sharice Davids on last night’s victory in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District. For more than two months, Progressive Turnout Project has been talking with voters across the district and looks forward to doing everything we can to replace Kevin Yoder on November 6.”

“We’re excited by Sharice’s campaign because we know that she’s going to get up and go to work every day to find solutions that help real people thrive in Kansas and across the country.”

Kevin Yoder’s campaigns have been fueled by special interests and we’ve seen the results in his votes to rip away healthcare from Kansans and provide massive tax cuts for corporations. Fortunately, on November 6, Kansas voters can elect Sharice Davids to truly represent the residents of this state.”

“Now that we have our nominee, Progressive Turnout Project is ready to roll up our sleeves, pound the pavement, and do everything we can to elect Sharice Davids in November.”

Progressive Turnout Project is on pace to spend at least $350,000 in Kansas’ 3rd District as part of a previously announced 18 district field program. The organization has an office and staff based in Overland Park.[7]

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In 2018 the Progressive Turnout Project paid salary to Avery Gott-$718, Megan Birnstein-$455, Grant Owens-$686, Richard Hougen-$770 in support of the Sharice Davids campaign.

Other Progressive Turnout Project paid staffers on the Davids campaign included Kyle Adams, Jackson Byrd,Anna Brunton, Virginia Phillips, Hanna Oliver, Christian Gentry, Edward Rosson, Christopher Gies, Caitlin Smith, Elizabeth Phillips, Tyler Owsley, Steven Olson.[8]

Vote Common Good 2018 endorsements

Vote Common Good 2018 endorsements included Sharice Davids.

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References

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