Aisha O. Dew is a political strategist whose work has helped secure wins for candidates in over 100 races throughout the country and North Carolina, including the historic election of Vi Lyles as mayor of Charlotte. Dew’s roles have included serving as first vice chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party, chair of the Mecklenburg County Democratic Party and state director for Bernie Sanders 2016. Nationally, Aisha has worked for Bernie Sanders 2016 African American Outreach, #VOTEPROCHOICE Candidate Engagement and The Movement School training program. She has also served as DNC member and Regional Vice Chair of the South for the Association of Democratic
As political director for Higher Heights for America, Dew develops and implements short and long-term strategies as well as plans to recruit, train and support Black women running for office. She also engages and organizes Higher Heights’ rapidly growing membership on the national, state and local levels.
Dew received a degree in arts administration from Salem College, with a concentration in theater from The Yale School of Drama and she is a graduate of the United Way of Eastern Fairfield County’s Project Blueprint, a program that focuses on building diversity in board leadership. Dew has made appearances and featured on the New York Times, Washington Journal, C-Span, CNN, Fox Soul, Refinery 26, Shonda Land and Capital Tonight (NC).