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Buttigieg’s Alabama team holds organizational meetings

Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg’s campaign in Alabama held organizational parties in Birmingham and Montgomery Monday.

Pete for America volunteer-led events welcomed paid Buttigieg staff to Alabama. The welcome events came on the heels of the campaign’s major announcement to deploy staff to every Super Tuesday state, including Alabama, and ramp up organizing efforts ahead of the March 3rd contests.

Starting Monday, the campaign announced that they will have boots on the ground in every Super Tuesday state to help further resource and train the robust grassroots volunteer network in the state. Buttigieg has roughly 330 active volunteers in Alabama who have already held over 40 events to grow support for Pete’s campaign. 60 were in attendance at the home in Altamont Road in Birmingham to welcome Pete for America Alabama State Director Stephenie Dixon.

Dixon is an African-American grandmother from New Jersey. She is a former Donald Trump employee who lost her job overseeing Trump’s limousines when Trump’s Atlantic City Casino business went bankrupt. Dixon is a former Atlantic City municipal worker. She was a delegate for Barack H. Obama in 2008 and 2012 and for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Dixon’s honors student son was a victim of gun violence who was killed in a mass shooting in 2012 at a party shortly after graduating from college. Dixon is a veteran campaigner who was most recently assigned to Sioux Falls, Iowa during the Iowa Caucus.

Dixon called on every Buttigieg volunteer to hold a Buttigieg event on Saturday. She urged them all to begin promoting the South Bend Mayor’s presidential campaign on both the internet and for those who are running for delegates she urged

If elected Buttigieg, age 38, would be the youngest President in American history. He would also be the first openly gay President in American history. Buttigieg narrowly won the Iowa Caucuses and finished a close second to U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont).

Additionally, Pete for America continues to have a presence in the state both online and offline with over 150 digital captains across Super Tuesday states, including Alabama, and Students for Pete chapters at both Troy University and Jefferson State Community College.

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The Democratic presidential primary is March 3. While Alabama will almost certainly be carried by Donald J. Trump (R) in the general election, the state has delegates who will select the Democratic nominee at the Democratic convention.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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