WASHINGTON BLADE: Victory Fund welcomes new CEO at annual brunch

At the Victory Fund’s annual brunch in which the group named its new President & Executive Director, Aisha Moodie-Mills, Brian spoke about the need for out and proud elected officials.

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By Lou Chibbaro Jr.

The newly hired president and CEO of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund on Sunday vowed to continue the organization’s mission of helping to elect out LGBT people to public office across the country during the group’s National Champagne Brunch in D.C.

Aisha Moodie-Mills told those attending the $250 per plate event that she is committed to carrying on the organization’s mission of helping to raise money and provide professional campaign training for hundreds of out LGBT candidates running for office on the local, state and national levels.

“What we do here is we are pipelining the next generation of leadership who will lead those foot soldiers who are sitting in the legislatures, who are sitting in the city councils, who are sitting in Congress,” she said

“And I don’t know, maybe they’ll be sitting in the White House at some point too,” she said, drawing loud applause.

The Victory Fund’s board selected Moodie-Mills in March to succeed Chuck Wolfe as head of the organization following his decision to step down to pursue other endeavors.

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