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Betty Richie endorses Grace Meng for DNC Vice Chair

Press Release
February 8, 2017

Washington D.C. – Today, Grace Meng announced the endorsement of Betty Richie, the DNC Rural Council Chair.

Richie is a Texas native who has long been active in Democratic Politics, as a candidate, DNC member, first woman chair of the Young County Democratic Party, and State President of Texas Democratic Women. Her husband, Boyd, was the three-term Chair of the Texas Democratic Party, and Betty was a teacher and president of the local Texas Retired Teachers’ Association.

“Democrats don’t just live in metropolises and no one knows more about engaging Democrats in rural America than Betty Richie,” said Grace Meng. “I’m honored to have her support for Vice Chair and am looking forward to continuing to work with her to expand the Democratic Party’s footprint and make sure our party fights for the issues that affect rural Americans.”

Richie joins Congressmembers John Lewis, Judy Chu, Gregory Meeks, Maxine Waters, and Barbara Lee; Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers; Stuart Appelbaum, President of Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union; Peter Ward, President of the Hotel Trades Council; the Chairs of the Democratic Parties in Alabama, New Mexico, New York, Texas, Virginia, and Wyoming; Bel Leong-Hong, the DNC Caucus Chair for Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders; Andrew Lachman, the Chair of the DNC Small Business Council; Earl D Fowlkes Jr., Chair of the DNC LGBT Caucus; and the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO (APALA) in supporting Grace Meng’s re-election.