The annual dinner was postponed due to the devastating flooding that hit so much of our state. Given the date change and the increased attention to the event additional seating has been added, but space is limited and we encourage those wishing to attend this year to get their tickets now.
2016 JJ Dinner
October 1, 2016
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
7pm Dinner with Candidate Hospitality Suites opening between 4 and 5 and Patron’s Reception at 6pm.
Congressman Joaquin Castro, who serves as U.S. Representative for Texas’ 20th Congressional District, will be a special guest of honor at next week’s Jefferson-Jackson dinner. Congressman Castro will deliver the keynote speech at the event, addressing Democrats from across the state at the year’s biggest fundraising event.
Congressman Castro has represented San Antonio in the U.S. Congress since 2013. He serves on the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees and was recently appointed to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He founded and currently Co-Chairs the bipartisan US-Japan Caucus in addition to serving as Chief Deputy Whip for House Democratic leadership. From supporting military families to investing in education, Congressman Castro is committed to helping mold an Infrastructure of Opportunity for Americans around the country.
“Having a rising star like Congressman Joaquin Castro headlining this year’s Jefferson-Jackson dinner is a tremendous honor, and a cause for celebration,” said Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party. “Congressman Castro has proven himself to be a remarkable leader and an inspiring speaker, and we look forward to welcoming him to Louisiana next week.”
We also are exceptionally pleased to announce that Interim DNC Chair Donna Brazile will be joining us too!
Political commentator, Presidential campaign manager, and interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, Donna Brazile is a trailblazer in democratic politics. The Louisiana native will be taking trip home to share her wealth of experience with a room full of Louisiana Democrats.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to have my friend, Donna Brazile coming to join us at our JJ Dinner” said Karen Carter Peterson, chair of Louisiana Democratic Party. “After the year we have faced here in Louisiana to have the chair of Democratic Party coming to Louisiana, just month before election day, this is big deal.”
This is the place to be on October 1, 2016 and we hope you will get your tickets now!
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