Aisha Dew, who rose to prominence managing Vi Lyles’ successful campaign to become the first African-American woman Mayor of Charlotte, NC, has joined the Cat Brooks Campaign for Mayor as Campaign Manager.
Dew served on the National African American outreach team for Bernie Sanders as well as the State Director for North Carolina. She is a savvy and experienced political strategist with a strong faith and creative arts background that informs all that she does. Dew currently serves on the coordinating committee for the Charlotte Commission on Reconciliation and Equity (CORE), the city’s version of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission to address racial and economic inequality.
Dew is, herself, a breaker of glass ceilings — as the first African-American woman elected to be Chair of the Mecklenburg County Democratic Party — and a fierce cheerleader for others to do the same. She is currently serving as the 1st Chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party and is a member of the Democratic National Committee. She was instrumental in winning over 60 races across the country.
Dew joins the team as part of JL Rindahl Consulting. Rindahl is a California native who cut her political teeth at The Lew Edwards Group, working on successful campaigns in Oakland and across the state with a 90% win rate. In 2016 Rindahl worked on the Bernie Sanders campaign led the successful re-election campaign for Union City Mayor Carol Dutra Vernaci. Most recently, Rindahl served as the Campaign Manager for Delaine Eastin for Governor of California.
“I am glad to join a community rooted campaign that will elect the next Mayor of Oakland. I am so invested in Cat Brooks who is the leader Oakland needs right now,” said Dew.