DCCC Expands Its Voter-Outreach Efforts

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee rounded out its leadership team Wednesday, announcing a plethora of lawmakers to head outreach efforts to different voter groups.

According to a DCCC memo obtained by National Journal Daily, 14 Democrats will chair groups dedicated to reaching out to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community; recent immigrants; the labor movement; Native Americans; and defense companies. They will join efforts to recruit and support female and Latino candidates.

The committees are a testament, Democrats say, to their commitment to recruit a broad swath of voters and candidates to their cause. "The men and women in our leadership represent every corner of this great country, and we're so proud that our caucus truly reflects what America looks like," said DCCC Chairman Steve Israel of New York.

Tribal Council Chairs:

Rep. Xavier Becerra of California

Rep. Dan Kildee of Michigan

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico

Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin

LGBT Council Chairs:

Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island

Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado

Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin

Rep. Mark Takano of California

New Americas Council Chairs:

Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota

Rep. Ami Bera of California

Labor Council Chairs:

Rep. George Miller of California

Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin

Defense Council Chairs:

Rep. Adam Smith of Washington

Rep. Peter Visclosky of Indiana