DPDC Chair Bob Peickert was asked by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign to serve on the Host Committee for a fundraiser for Senator Sanders to be held Saturday, September 17 in Evanston.
Senator Sanders was elected as an Independent in 2006 but caucuses with the Democratic Party. Mr. Sanders received the endorsement of Senator Chuck Schumer, Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. He was also endorsed by Senator Harry Reid, Governor Howard Dean and then-Senator Barack Obama, who campaigned for him in Vermont.
Senator Sanders is a frequent guest on WCPT and on MSNBC. He is an outspoken supporter of single-payer health care, Social Security and Medicare and is a strong voice for the working class. In December of 2010, he gave an 8 1/2 hour speech in opposition to the extension of the Bush Tax Cuts for the wealthy.
We hope to have Senator Sanders as our keynote speaker at our February Gala, and we hope to send him a message by having a good showing at his fundraiser. Several of us will be attending on behalf of the Democratic Party of DuPage County. Everyone is asked to purchase his own ticket. The DPDC will not be funding this event. If you are interested, tickets are $250, $500 or $1,000. Please contact Chairman Peickert if you would like to attend at 630-421-2405.
Democratic Party of DuPage