I've been around some great leaders in my time, Anne -- my old bosses Barack Obama and Ted Kennedy were two of them. They taught me that in order to lead, a good leader must listen. It's the most important ingredient in the kind of culture change that the DNC needs today.
Over the last couple of months, I've talked with party leaders, local officials, and supporters like you all across the country. And like many of you, when it comes to how we build a Democratic Party for the future, I have as many questions as I have answers.
That's why I want to hear from you today, Anne: what do you think our priorities should be? What are the most urgent challenges we need to meet?
I want to make sure this party has a place for everyone, and I want to see a level of involvement from the grassroots on up like we've never seen before. That's the only way we can turn around the Democratic Party and beat the GOP in all 50 states, seven territories, and the District of Columbia.
So let me know what you think!
Thanks for stepping up to the plate, Anne. I'm excited to do this work together.
Democratic National Committee