2020 Tenth Dems Annual Awards Dinner on October 17th with Keynote Speaker US Senator Jeff Merkley

Our 2020 Tenth Dems Annual Awards Dinner will be (virtually) on Saturday, October 17th, from 7-8:30 PM, with Keynote Speaker Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon).

It doesn’t get more timely than to hear from Keynote Speaker Senator Jeff Merkley. Senator Merkley led the fight against Mitch McConnell’s theft of a Supreme Court seat in 2016-17, and waged the 8th-longest filibuster in Senate history – almost 15.5 hours straight – against the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch. Now, he’s in the heart of this monumental moment for our democracy, as Donald Trump and his Republican enablers try to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a right-wing extremist who wants to get rid of Obamacare and overturn Roe v. Wade.

Click here to get your tickets to the 2020 Tenth Dems Annual Awards Dinner, and hear from a US Senator who has stood up to Donald Trump’s right-wing Supreme Court picks.

Senator Merkley has introduced the Equality Act to extend full non-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans. He also has helped expose the Trump Administration’s child separations at the border. He’s been a leader in standing up to Donald Trump’s worst impulses. Senator Merkley also represents a state that’s been touched by calls for social justice reform and devastated by wildfires, two of the biggest stories the country has seen during the COVID pandemic.

We also will be celebrating this year’s group of award recipients. State Representative Mary Edly-Allen will receive this year’s Mikva Leadership Award. In 2018, Mary’s hard work and commonsense, educator’s approach helped her defeat an incumbent right-wing opponent in one of the most closely-watched contests that year. She’s brought the same work ethic and commitment to public service as the voice for the people of Illinois’ 51st District.

Tenth Dems Events Chair Bobbie Hinden will receive the Founders Award. Tenth Dems Volunteer Coordinator Vicki Thompson will receive the Rosenblit Volunteer Award.

Click here to get your tickets to the 2020 Tenth Dems Annual Awards Dinner.

This is always a very meaningful event for our all-volunteer grassroots group. We have a chance to see so many friends and we get fired up for the big push through Election Day. It’s also a major way to help us raise money we need to assist electing Democrats up and down the ballot, in and around the 10th Congressional District. Even if you can’t attend (online) this year, please consider contributing to the event and, in turn, our efforts to win this November.

Individual tickets are $25, households $40, and sponsorship levels are available up to $5,000. For tickets, go to tenthdems.org/2020Dinner.

Hope to see you on October 17th!







Keynote Speaker
US Senator Jeff Merkley



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