For Immediate Release:
September 19, 2013
Senator Chuck Schumer to Keynote 2013 Iowa Democratic Party Jefferson Jackson Dinner
New York Senator to Rally Support for Democrats Up & Down the Ticket in 2014
Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Democratic Party announced today that New York Senator Chuck Schumer will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 Jefferson Jackson Dinner.
“We are so excited to welcome Senator Schumer to Iowa,” said Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Scott Brennan. “Chuck Schumer has fought to make government work for all Americans by finding common sense solutions to challenges facing the middle class. As we head into an important election year, Senator Schumer will help support our candidates up and down the ticket with the resources necessary to set Iowa on the path to be the leader in moving our country forward. Iowa Democrats and Senator Schumer are working together to change Iowa’s course for the future.”
“It’s a true honor to be asked to address the Iowa Democratic Party’s Jefferson Jackson Dinner, a prestigious and storied event,” said Senator Schumer. “I look forward to discussing our efforts to help the middle class and the importance of electing strong Democrats to grow our economy and move our nation forward.”
Senator Schumer is the third-highest ranking Democrat in the United State Senate and has been a strong voice for progressive politics throughout his tenure in Congress. He has become known for his tireless work to reduce crime, increase economic opportunity, and expand access to higher education, affordable health care and housing. Senator Schumer was the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from 2005 to 2009, and is currently the chairman of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee in Congress.
The Iowa Democratic Party Jefferson Jackson Dinner remains one of the top political events in the country. Past speakers have included Vice President Biden, President Clinton, then-Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, and Vice President Al Gore.
The Dinner will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. Tickets are available here.