"We couldn’t be happier with the announcement of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to lead the Democratic National Committee as we head into the critical 2012 elections," said Michael Mitchell, National Stonewall Democrats Executive Director. "Rep. Wasserman Schultz is a great friend to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in her home state of Florida and nationally, where she is a founding member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. It is a brilliant move on the part of President Obama to appoint someone as smart, respected, passionate, strategic and cool-headed as Rep. Wasserman Schultz."
"We offer our sincere congratulations to our friend and new DNC Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz - we could not be more proud of you!" said Sally Phillips, President of the Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus, an arm of the Florida Democratic Party representing the LGBT and allied community with 13 chapters across the state, many of which are affiliates of NSD.
"Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz has been unwavering in her support of LGBT equality and civil rights for all Floridians. As the newly elected President of the Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus, I personally want to extend my gratitude and pledge of continued support for you, Madam Chair, all our Democrats throughout our state and for President Barack Obama as we go into this election season."