On Monday, a prominent official with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee resigned from her post after being called out by Democrat representatives over an apparent lack of diversity within the DCCC.
After Reps. Filemon Vela and Vicente Gonzalez called for her resignation, Allison Jaslow resigned, with both representatives demanding the committee be helmed by “a person of color.”
The move comes as the issue of race, specifically the Democrats’ views towards their Caucasian colleagues, continues to remain a hot topic with the 2020 election looming ever nearer.
From The Daily Caller:
A top Democratic fundraising executive resigned Monday from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) due to a lack of diversity.
Allison Jaslow, who served as the executive director of the DCCC, announced her resignation at an all-staff meeting, according to Politico. The move reportedly comes after two Hispanic lawmakers, Democratic Texas Reps. Vicente González and Filemon Vela, called for Jaslow’s resignation Sunday, saying the committee needs to be run by a “person of color.”
Jaslow did not mention the reason for her departure from the committee in her statement, which she posted on Twitter.
“My commitment to the mission, our country and the people who commit their lives to serving it is unwavering,” Jaslow said. “And sometimes selfless service means having the courage to take a bow for the sake of the mission – especially when the stakes are so high.”
“The DCCC is now in complete chaos. The single most immediate action that Cheri Bustos can take to restore confidence in the organization and to promote diversity is to appoint a qualified person of color, of which there are many, as executive director at once. We find the silence of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on this issue to be deafening,” the lawmakers said in a statement to Politico on Sunday, before she resigned.