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First African-American Woman to Ever Lead a Major Presidential Campaign to Visit NMSU

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 7:14pm

LAS CRUCES— A woman who made history for being the first African American woman to lead a major presidential campaign will be at the New Mexico State University campus next week.

Donna Brazile, the former campaign manager for then-presidential candidate Al Gore and then-vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman will be at NMSU on March 14.

Brazile is the chair of the Democratic National Committee's Voting Right's Institute— an organization started in 2001 to help protect and promote the rights of all Americans to participate in the political process.

Before Brazile made headlines by joining the Gore campaign, Brazile was Chief of Staff and Press Secretary to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia. She is credited with helping to guide the District's budget and local legislation on Capitol Hill.

Brazile is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.

Brazile has won numerous awards and honors, including Washingtonian Magazine's 100 Most Powerful Women in Washington, D.C., Essence Magazine's 50 Most Powerful Women in America, amongst others.

NMSU's Black Programs, in collaboration with the Women's Studies program, and the Office of the Provost are behind the presentation. Brazile will speak at the West Ballroom in Corbett Center at 7:00 p.m.

For more information, call 575-646-4208.

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