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Kimberly Perry, communications director at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, is leaving the organization to become executive director of DC Vote.

The Leader will oversee local and national education and advocacy efforts for DC Vote, which works to achieve equal voting representation in Congress for District of Columbia residents. Residents of the nation’s capital are currently represented by just a delegate in the House of Representatives, who cannot vote on legislation.

“As a District resident and long-time supporter for D.C. voting rights, I am thrilled to bring my passion and experience in engaging constituencies to build power and overcome injustices to the movement for full democracy in D.C.,” Perry said in a statement. “For far too long, our second class status has been a defining feature of the District of Columbia. I am fortunate to enter this fight with the strong foundation built by so many Washingtonians who have been fully engaged for many years.”

Perry will begin her new position on April 10, according to DC Vote.

In announcing their new hire, DC Vote noted that Perry “led a series of local, national and international education and lobbying efforts that have driven critical policy change to improve the lives of children and families.” 

At the Alliance, Perry helped lead efforts to generate public awareness for many of the organization’s campaigns and initiatives, which were focused on creating healthier environments for children, especially at school. For example, Perry was a key player in the initial startup of the Alliance’s Healthy Schools Program, which provides tools and support to schools to help implement policies that get students eating healthy and moving more.

Perry also served as founding director of D.C. Hunger Solutions, an initiative based at the Food Research and Action Center that aims to eliminate hunger and reduce obesity in the nation’s capital. Perry oversaw a number of advocacy efforts, including work to improve the District’s coordination of summer meals for students, implement a free school breakfast program and adopt nutrition policies to eliminate junk food in school.

“Kim Perry brings a proven record of effectively mobilizing citizens to action to our fight for full democracy for the people of the District of Columbia,” DC Vote Board Chairman Jon Bouker said in a statement. “Kim's experience in leading successful national campaigns that have included engaging everyone from individuals and state-level advocates to Congress and the White House makes her well suited to advance DC Vote’s mission.”

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