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Democrats Drop Names Of Slave-Owning Presidents From Fundraising Dinner

Source: Courant

HARTFORD Prompted by the national controversy over the Confederate flag, the state Democratic Party voted unanimously Wednesday night to change the name of its annual fundraising dinner and strip the names of two slave-owning American presidents.

For the past 67 years, the dinner has contained the names of Democratic presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. In later years, Democrats included famed former party boss John Bailey, and the annual event became widely known as the Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey Dinner.

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"Let's work together to show the rest of the state exactly what it means to be a Connecticut Democrat,'' party Chairman Nicholas Balletto said before introducing the resolution.

In part, the resolution said, "As members of the Democratic Party, we are proud of our history as the party of inclusion. Democrats have led the way on civil rights, LGBT equality and equal rights for women. It is only fitting that the name of the party's most visible annual event reflects our dedication to diversity and forward-looking vision.''

Read more: http://www.courant.com/politics/hc-democratic-dinner-name-change-0723-20150722-story.html



Day or so ago I posted this OP in GD...P about how the Party should change the names of these fundraising dinners.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=463620

Lets be clear about Bernie vs Hillary

Most of us have been political junkies for a long long time.

Some of us proudly voted for McGovern!

So we have been watching the scene go down for a long time.

We have watched the Clintons for going on 25 years now, most of us voted for Bill, twice.

Through all of these years we have watched as the system ate up and discarded good progressive, liberal, loving candidates who we knew, if given a seat of power, could change the system. We supported and voted for Obama because we had hope he could change the system, and in some ways he did.

But now we have Bernie. A politician who has been through the grinder, and he still stands. Indeed, he stands tall and has a real chance to wield our greatest aspirations for our country and our planet as POTUS.

Hillary is plan B for us. Plan B, because we see her as a fixture of the system, and if we have to, we will support her. But we have Bernie and therefore we have real hope to use him to change the system.

So......... if anyone continues to disrespect Bernie, expect a backlash. A backlash that comes from the pent-up frustrations of 30+ years of seeing our best hopes be trashed by the RW and even supposed friends.

We are sick of it.... we have a real champion in Bernie this time and we are ready and willing to fight. Do not be surprised by the reaction if you get in our way and show disrespect for us and our champion.

Thank you and have a nice day.
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