As reported here, earlier this month the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a decision declining to transfer marijuana out of Schedule I. As marijuana remains a Schedule I...07 September 2016
Hogan Lovells Advisor Delegate at Democratic National Convention
Senior Governmental Affairs Advisor Christine Warnke, elected in May by the DC Democratic State Committee, is representing the District of Columbia at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC, as the Party Elected Leader Official (PELO) for the nomination of President Barack Obama.
Dr. Warnke is one of 59 delegates representing the District of Columbia at this year’s Democratic National Convention, held Sept. 3-6. Joining her as delegates at this year’s Convention are District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray, Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton, District Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, and numerous District Councilmembers.
In her capacity as a PELO delegate, she will be communicating with other national delegates for their support of the Nation’s Capital Statehood initiative. Through her involvement in the Ethnic American and Women Caucuses, Dr. Warnke will be working with other Democrats from across the country to ensure that voter suppression does not occur while at the same time expanding on the successes of President Barack Obama in the November election. Her role representing the District of Columbia as a city-wide elected party leader delegate takes on more significance from her previous roles as a Super delegate in 2004 and 2008 for she will be upholding the DC State Democratic platform of full representation for the city.
A native Washingtonian, Dr. Warnke currently serves as Recording Secretary for the Democratic State Committee’s Executive Committee. She is currently a board member of the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African Art and serves on the board of Friends of the Children of Angola and Human Trafficking Foundation.