DC Vote Adds Kelsye Adams As New Program Director

February 4th, 2022

Patrice Snow
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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, leading DC Statehood organization DC Vote announced Kelsye Adams has joined the senior staff as its new Program Director. Kelsye grew up in Washington and has been an organizer since her days at both Hampton University and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). 

She first started with the Democratic Party of Virginia, later becoming former Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s Finance Director with his PAC, The Way Ahead. In 2019 she joined Long Live GoGo, a Washington, DC-based cultural organization. Under Long Live GoGo, Kelsye helps shape its Moechella platform utilizing gogo music as the intersection of politics and culture. Kelsye currently serves on the U Street Neighborhood Association and is a board member for The Live Movement (on both the national board and the Howard University chapter).

“This chapter of my life began before I even knew it. It was a no-brainer to join the amazing team here at DC Vote and continue the fight against the racial injustice from the lack of DC Statehood. My entire career has been spent merging culture and advocacy and I look forward to shaping what Statehood will look like for the DC community,” stated Kelsye Adams.

“It is an honor and privilege to continue to advocate on the frontlines here in DC and push to have a real voice in our nation’s Congress. I intend to apply my leadership, communication, and programming skills to achieve DC Statehood and create a bright future for DC in our nation’s capital. I am championing the motto for DC Statehood – The freedom to vote. The freedom to govern ourselves. The freedom to determine our own destiny,” Adams finished.

DC Vote is a leading educational and advocacy non-profit organization to bring full and equal representation for the 700,000 DC residents through DC Statehood.