The executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) resigned abruptly on Monday amid members’ complaints that the committee’s upper echelons lacked diversity.
Allison Jaslow, a top aide to DCCC Chairwoman Cheri BustosCheryl (Cheri) Lea BustosGOP pulls support from California House candidate over ‘unacceptable’ social media posts Republican flips House seat in California special election GOP’s Don Bacon and challenger neck and neck in Democratic poll MORE (D-Ill.), told committee aides she was quitting effective immediately at an all-staff meeting on Monday, one person in the room confirmed to The Hill.
Jaslow later confirmed her resignation on Twitter, writing that the job had been “an honor and a true privilege.”
My statement on stepping down from my post at the @dccc today: pic.twitter.com/Fft4rK9DtK
Click Here: New Zealand rugby store— Allison Jaslow (@jaslow) July 29, 2019
Her departure was first reported by Politico. It came after Reps. Vicente Gonzalez (D-Texas) and Filemon VelaFilemon Bartolome VelaHouse members race to prepare for first-ever remote votes Hispanic leaders warn census could undercount minority communities amid pandemic Group of House Democrats asks for 0 billion for testing MORE (D-Texas) openly complained about the lack of diversity in the senior management positions of the House Democrats’ campaign arm.
Gonzalez and Vela said the DCCC was in “complete chaos.”
Jaslow has been a top aide to Bustos since 2012, when she managed her winning campaign against then-Rep. Bobby Schilling (R). Jaslow served as Bustos’s chief of staff before leaving to take a job running Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
Most senior DCCC officials this year are white men. The most senior person of color at the committee, chief of staff Jalisa Washington-Price, left in February, just months after Bustos took over, to take a senior position on Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook McEnany says Juneteenth is a very ‘meaningful’ day to Trump MORE’s (D-Calif.) presidential campaign.
Bustos has been managing the fallout from the staff crisis since last week, when she held an all-staff meeting. Another conference call over the weekend failed to assuage doubts, and Bustos returned to Washington on Monday to oversee another all-staff meeting, where Jaslow quit.
The DCCC did not immediately say who would head the committee in Jaslow’s place.