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Jane Cody Democratic Women's Club (Ferry County - Republic)
President:  Melissa Rose (509) 775-0210

May Arkwright Hutton Chapter of Democratic Women (Shoreline)

President:  Elaine Phelps (206) 546-5495

Thurston County Democratic Women's Club
President:  Christine Garst (360) 491-4969

Whatcom County Democratic Women's Club
President:  Denise Marshall

At Large Members

Natalie Cleveland  
Natalie Cleveland
Press Release

Natalie Cleveland was selected by the National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) to win the 2016 Rilla Moran Woods Internship.  She will work as a paid intern in Washington D.C. for the summer.  Natalie was nominated by the Washington State Federation of Democratic Women (WSFDW).

A resident of Vancouver, Washington, Natalie is the daughter of Sen. Annette Cleveland, 49th District, Vancouver.  Natalie is an honors student at George Washington University, majoring in International Affairs and Political Science, minoring in Women’s Studies.  She interned in 2012 with then-U.S. Senator John Kerry in Washington, DC.  While serving on the College Democrats’ Freshman Committee, Natalie canvassed and phone banked for Terry McAuliffe, who has since become Governor of Virginia.  Her work with Governor McAuliffe led to Natalie’s interest in gaining more experience in a Democratic Governor’s office, and she soon served Washington Governor Jay Inslee as an International Relations and Protocol Intern in Olympia during the summer of 2014.

The following summer, Natalie served as an Administrative Intern at Portland State University’s Center for Women’s Leadership, where she assisted in the implementation of a college women’s leadership development program.  Natalie left the Center in August 2015 to begin a semester abroad in Paris, France, where she studied International Politics and Gender at Sciences Po.  She immediately began interning with a Parisian non-profit, the European-Mediterranean Feminist Initiative, an organization devoted to advancing women’s political participation in Syria. 

Inspired by these experiences, Natalie returned to George Washington University in January 2016 and founded a student organization, GW Women’s Leadership Network—a group that seeks to provide peer networking opportunities for young women interested in holding future political office. In addition, Natalie is a representative in student government at her university and currently serves as the Chair of Student Body Elections, presiding over 26,000 students at GWU. Natalie is an advocate for young women interested in politics and a leader at her university.

We wish her well in her latest assignment, and congratulate her on her 2016 Rilla Moran Woods Internship Award.

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