DC Vote Hosts “Step Down and Step Up” Party For New Executive Director CeCe Grant

August 24th, 2023

Patrice Snow
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Washington, DC – Today at 5:30pm EST, Bo Shuff will say goodbye to DC Vote and welcome his successor CeCe Grant at a party. At the Ciel Social Club on the AC Hotel’s rooftop, Shuff will celebrate his seven year tenure as the head of the nation’s leading advocacy and educational organization dedicated to DC Statehood by ushering in Grant’s tenure.

“I’ve had the privilege of being at the forefront of the fight for DC Statehood for the last seven years. It’s been an extreme privilege and tonight’s event is not only about expressing my sincere gratitude to everyone who has engaged with us online, made a donation, or attended a rally, but about welcoming CeCe Grant to DC Vote,” Shuff said. 

CeCe Grant has more than 15 years of experience in government affairs, political campaigns, and grassroots advocacy. She is a nationally known political strategist and has led efforts across the country to pass bipartisan legislation, while building strong coalitions with community, labor, faith, business, and environmental groups. CeCe worked for Congress for three years as a policy advisor where she played a critical role in securing federal funding for billions of dollars for infrastructure projects across Southeast Michigan. She also served in the Obama Administration working for the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.  

A native Detroiter, she holds a master’s degree in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University and a second master’s in Communications from Wayne State University.  

“I am so excited to begin my tenure as the new Executive Director of DC Vote. DC is a place near and dear to my heart. I fell in love with DC during my first visit here in 2008. The vibrant neighborhoods, diverse communities, and inspirational leaders who stand up every day to fight for a better America,” Grant said.
Grant finished, “I’ve spent 15 years building coalitions and movements on a range of issues, including: climate change, public transportation, healthcare reform, and flipping districts from red to blue. I am fired up to roll up my sleeves and get to work for Statehood and equal representation for the 700,000 residents who call DC home.”

For more information about tonight’s event or to RSVP, simply email Kelsye Adams at [email protected].