For Immediate Release
Date: August 20, 2014
Contact: DNC Press Office
Updated: Press Conference Thursday at 11am

Democratic National Committee and Association of State Democratic Chairs to Hold Summer Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia

Committee Members to Gather August 21–23 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Washington, DC—The Democratic National Committee and the Association of State Democratic Chairs will hold their Summer Meetings August 2123 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA. During the meetings, committee members will gather to discuss Democratic Party business. At the DNC’s General Session on Saturday, Wasserman Schultz and other local elected officials will address committee members.  
NEW: On Thursday, August 21 at 11am, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC Secretary and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Georgia Democratic Party Chair DuBose Porter will hold a press conference to discuss the DNC’s commitment to expanding the right to vote in 2014 and beyond, in Georgia and across the country.
Below please find a complete schedule of meetings that are open to the press.

All press must RSVP in advance for both the Press Conference and the Meetings to Miryam Lipper at to attend. You must show a valid press credential upon arrival.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
NEW: 11:00 AM Press Conference
1:30 PM Native American Council
1:30 PM Ethnic Coordinating Council
2:30 PM Small Business Council
3:30 PM Rural Council
3:30 PM Youth Council
3:30 PM Seniors Coordinating Council
Friday, August 22, 2014
8:00 AM Veterans and Military Families Council
9:30 AM Rules and Bylaws Committee
10:00 AM Resolutions Committee
10:00 AM Executive Directors Meeting
11:15 AM LGBT Caucus
12:30 PM Executive Committee Meeting
2:00 PM Eastern Caucus
2:00 PM Midwestern Caucus
2:00 PM Southern Caucus
2:00 PM Western Caucus
3:30 PM Women’s Caucus
Saturday, August 23, 2014 
8:00 AM Labor Council Breakfast
9:30 AM Asian American Pacific Islander Caucus
9:30 AM Black Caucus
9:30 AM Hispanic Caucus
1:00 PM General Session
Thursday, August 21, 2014
9:30 AM Association of State Democratic Chairs General Session
For Immediate Release
August 21, 2014
Contact: DNC Press

DNC Launches

Washington, DC – Today the DNC launched the Spanish website as part of our Voter Expansion Project and commitment to increasing access to the ballot box for all Americans. is the Spanish companion site to, the DNC’s one-stop site for all the information Americans need to cast their ballot.
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said on the launch of the new site:
“In early June, the DNC launched as part of our Voter Expansion Project. The goal was to make it easier and more convenient for Americans to participate in the electoral process, by empowering them with the information they would need to exercise their right to vote.
“Democrats are committed to inclusion and diversity. That is why we have launched a Spanish language version of,, so that language does not pose an unnecessary barrier to electoral participation for those voters who are more comfortable getting information in Spanish.
“The Hispanic population in the United States continues to grow and it’s more important than ever to ensure that we can provide the information and resources for Hispanics to actively participate in our democracy and elect leaders that share their community’s priorities.”
You can follow the DNC’s new Spanish Twitter account at @DNC_Espanol

For Immediate Release
August 21, 2014
DNC Press
NGP VAN: Stu Trevelyan

DNC Launches Project Ivy Tech Ecosystem

Tech Partner NGP VAN Releases Platform of APIs, Users, and Network Effects

Washington, DC – Earlier this year, the Democratic National Committee launched Project Ivy, the fourth iteration of the Democratic Party’s investment in data and technology. The program builds on a decade of investments by the DNC and aims to give campaigns of all sizes the same tools that the Obama campaign built and so successfully utilized in 2012.
The DNC and key technology partner NGP VAN are launching a significant new innovation in Project Ivy’s program: a set of tools to allow developers and other technologists to build an ecosystem around the DNC’s voter file data and technology platform, VoteBuilder.
The DNC’s Developer Portal being launched has two key elements:
·          A new set of APIs (a series of technical specifications that detail how software interacts) for the DNC and NGP VAN platforms that will be made available to developers.
·          An innovative ActionID login system that allows current users to seamlessly access new apps and tools created through the APIs.
The APIs are built on an easy-to-use RESTful architecture that allows campaigns and companies to pull and push information directly from VoteBuilder.  The ActionID login systems will allow the hundreds of thousands of existing users of the NGP VAN tools to login to other apps created by the others in the ecosystem, with one simple secure login that they can take from campaign to campaign.
The Portal is now live at
“This new developers’ platform allows Democrats to build new apps more easily and nimbly, enabling a 360 degree view of voters and a campaign’s interactions with them across all channels.” said DNC CEO Amy Dacey.  “Simply put: our tools are helping candidates in 2014 while we’re laying the groundwork for the next generation of campaign technology in 2016 and beyond.”
“NGP VAN is focused on helping the DNC drive the innovation that will help Democrats maintain and build our technological edge,” said Stu Trevelyan, NGP VAN’s CEO.  “We’re honored that so many Democrats use our tools to elect progressive candidates up and down the ballot. The tools we’re building will enhance Democrats’ ability to connect directly with voters, where they are, and in the ways they get their information.”
This release advances Democrats’ capabilities on one of the key trends in political technology: giving state parties and campaigns the ability to speak directly and more efficiently with voters. This technology will improve Democrats’ addressability– giving campaigns the ability to connect with specific individuals through online and TV ads and traditional methods like phone calls and door knocks.
The DNC and NGP VAN have already seen success with the APIs in recent months.
·          The APIs are behind the recently released DNC Arbor Project to enhance efforts to register voters.
·          The just released version of MiniVAN, the iOS and Android app that powers mobile canvassing, was rebuilt using the APIs.
·          At a recent NGP VAN hackathon, in a few hours engineers built a new, free Open Virtual Phone Bank App which allows supporters to make calls to targeted voters without having to get a login to VAN.
Visit for more on the DNC’s Project Ivy initiative. To view this release online, click HERE.