RELEASE: DFER Launches TN Branch; Appoints Natasha Kamrani as State Director

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February 19, 2013

Devin Boyle | 202.445.0416 |


Democrats for Education Reform Launches Tennessee Branch; Appoints Natasha Kamrani as State Director

Washington, D.C., February 19th, 2013 – Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) announced today the establishment of a new state branch in Tennessee. Natasha Kamrani, a former director of Teach for America and former member of the Houston Independent School Board, will serve as state director.

“Natasha has been engaged in the pursuit of excellence in public education her entire professional career, and is the right person at the right time to lead DFER’s efforts in Tennessee to ensure that all the state’s kids have access to a high-quality education,” said Joe Williams, DFER’s executive director.

DFER Tennessee’s initial efforts will be focused in the cities of Nashville and Memphis. As the DFER-TN state director, in 2013 Kamrani will focus on educating Tennesseans about the stance of their local and national Democratic leadership on education reform issues. Kamrani will also seek to provide reform-minded Democrats with a forum to discuss these critically important issues that affect the future of the State.

“As a mother of two children in Nashville public schools, I know firsthand the concerns of Tennessee’s parents and how important education is not only to our kids but also to Tennessee’s future,” said Kamrani. “I look forward to working with education leaders throughout the state to provide the best opportunities possible for our kids.”


About Democrats for Education Reform
Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) is a political action committee with 12 state offices whose mission is to encourage a more productive dialogue within the Democratic Party on the need to fundamentally reform American public education. DFER operates at all levels of government to educate elected officials and support reform-minded candidates for public office.

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