Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic mayor of South Bend, Ind., a well-educated millennial and Afghanistan veteran who’s gay, is running for president. He wants to make diversity and inclusion a priority.
Last week Buttigieg, known as “Mayor Pete,” penned a letter to the Muslim community he presides over in response to the mass shooting that took place in Christchurch, New Zealand.
“The diversity of our community is its strength, and the members of the Islamic community have greatly enriched this City, in your worship, in your service, even by the diversity of nationalities among your number,” the 37 year old says in the letter. “We would be poorer without you.”
Buttigieg wants a diverse and inclusive staff to help him campaign for the Oval Office.
“We need creative, kind, and smart folks with diverse backgrounds and experiences to help build our outreach programs and better engage supporters and volunteers,” says Mike Schmuhl, committee manager for Pete for America.
Below is Schmuhl’s letter:
One of the best parts of my job running this committee is working to build out the Pete for America team.
Staffing up in the smartest ways possible here in South Bend and in states across the country. We need creative, kind, and smart folks with diverse backgrounds and experiences to help build our outreach programs and better engage supporters and volunteers.
To help facilitate this, we just updated our job board. Take a look, and please apply if you think your experiences match up with what we’re looking for right now:
Not interested in a full-time gig with Pete for America? The vast majority of people won’t be, so we certainly understand. You can still help make sure we’re building a strong team. Please consider:
- Sharing the job board with you network.
- Donating to help build an organization that can compete.
- Signing up to help in a volunteer capacity.