Join Us February 6 at 2 pm for our 2021 Annual Meeting (Via Zoom)

The Dutchess Democratic Women’s Caucus (DDWC) will hold its annual membership meeting via Zoom on Saturday, February 6th at 2 pm. Alyssa Mastromonaco, former Deputy Chief of Staff to President Obama, is the keynote speaker.

“Our annual membership meeting is a way to bring together committed Democrats across Dutchess County to discuss, advocate for and celebrate the important role and contribution of women politicians and activists to build Democratic power at the local and county level,” said Amber Grant, DDWC President and Beacon City Councilperson.

Keynote speaker Alyssa Mastromonaco previously served as president of Global Communications Strategy & Talent at A&E Networks and chief operating officer of Vice Media. She is also a contributing editor at Marie Claire magazine. From 2011-14, she was White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations in the Obama Administration, the youngest woman to hold that position. She’s also the New York Times bestselling author of Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? and So Here’s the Thing and the co-host of Hysteria, a Crooked Media Podcast.

“We are so thrilled that Alyssa Mastromonaco will be joining us. Born and raised in Rhinebeck, Alyssa is a national role model and inspiration for women who want to get involved in politics and make a positive difference whether as a candidate or behind the scenes,” said Grant.

Attendance is free, but attendees are strongly encouraged to join or renew their membership when they register for the event as membership fees help provide financial support to DDWC endorsed candidates in upcoming election cycles. Participants must register in advance.

Membership levels are:
● Eleanor Roosevelt Donor – $500
● Sojourner Truth Donor – $250
● Shirley Chisholm Donor – $100
● Lucille Pattison Donor – $50
● Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Donor – $25

As a further incentive, Oblong Books (Rhinebeck & Millerton) will be offering a 20% online discount on Mastromonaco’s books to new or renewing members of the DDWC.

About the Dutchess Democratic Women’s Caucus
DDWC is a grassroots, nonprofit organization working to elect qualified Democratic women to public office at the state, county, city, town, and village levels and to encourage every Democrat to become politically active. Since our founding, we have helped more than 300 Dutchess County women seek public office by providing campaign workshops, one-on-one mentoring, and financial support. Visit for more information.

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