Freda Player-Peters, the new executive director of Emerge Tennessee, will discuss the candidate training organization’s new programs at the Monday, March 15, meeting of the Anderson County Democratic Women’s Club. The virtual meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom.
Emerge Tennessee aims to increase the number of Democratic women leaders from diverse backgrounds in public office through recruitment, training, and networking. Participants learn about public speaking, fundraising, campaign strategy, voter contact, and media and messaging from a team of experts who have worked on successful campaigns, a press release said.
Player-Peters was political director of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 205 from 2010 to 2018. She was responsible for all lobbying, advocacy, and electoral efforts for Local 205 in Tennessee and served on the International Public Division Leadership Board.
She has attended four Democratic National Conventions, serving as a Barack Obama delegate in 2012 and as a Hillary Clinton delegate in 2016. She began her professional political career with Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign. She later served as voter outreach coordinator and then as political director of the Tennessee Democratic Party.
In 2018, Player-Peters joined Nashville Mayor David Briley’s administration as his senior legislative advisor and served through the transition to the next mayor, the press release said. She was the second woman and first African American to hold the position.
She currently is on the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Board of Education, representing District 7, the release said. She is a graduate of Fisk University, where she served as student government president, and received her master of arts degree in political management from George Washington University.
To receive a link to the Zoom meeting, send an email to Ann Mostoller at [email protected] Links will be sent to club members.
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