DNC’s Immigrant Heritage Month Celebration on June 14

AB Wire

DNC Heritage Council

CEO Amy K. Dacey and Obama aide David Simas to headline the event.

On June 14 the Democratic National Committee Heritage Council will host an Immigrant Heritage Month Celebration in order to laud diversity in the United States and raise funds for the Democratic National Committee.

Hosted on the rooftop of multinational law firm Hogan Lovells in the heart of Washington, D.C., the event is slated to feature special guests David Simas, who serves as Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, and Amy K. Dacey, the Chief Executive Officer of the DNC.

The month of June marks the first ever Immigrant Heritage Month, which is being implemented by Welcome.us,  a new non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating a United States that is fueled by immigrants from around the world.

“The goal of the month – which will bring together a dynamic coalition of individuals and organizations from Congressmen to celebrities – is to encourage every American to tell the story of how they first felt welcomed to the American experience,” according to Welcome.us media outreach.

Along with the DNC Heritage Council, the event  is co-hosted by Rokas Beresniovas (Vice President at the State Bank of India U.S.A.), Robert Blancato (President of Matz, Blancato, & Associates), Alexandra Chalupa (Political & Communications Consultant at ?Chalupa & Associates), Ali Cinar (Executive Vice President of the Turkish Heritage Organization and Partner-Chief Marketing Officer at Team of America Consulting Group), Murat Guzel (CEO of Nimeks organic/Natural Food Source Inc.), Stella Kokolis (President of the Federation of Greek American Educators), Terry Lierman (Founder of Summit Global Ventures, President of Energy On, Executive Officer at Health Ventures, LLC), John McCarthy (Executive Member of the National Democratic Ethnic Coordinating Council), Sylvester Okere (Director of the Continental African Leadership Council), Danica Oparnica (Vice Chair of the National Democratic Ethnic Coordinating Council), Maureen Pikarski (Co-Chair of the Democratic Ethnic Coordinating Council), James Rosapepe (Maryland State Senator), Harpreet Sandhu (former President of the Sikh Center of San Francisco Bay Area), and James Zogby (President of the Arab American Institute). Read more.