The Talbot County Democratic Forum’s 2019 Kennedy-King Unity Dinner will be held on October 20 at the Milestone Event Center. The event begins with a reception at 5:30 PM, followed by dinner and keynote speaker U. S. Senator Chris Van Hollen.
Talbot County Democratic Forum President Mickey Terrone said that the goals of Kennedy-King Untity Dinner are to provide a venue for dialogue and insight into current issues and encourage participation in our 2020 election. As chair of the 2018 Senatorial Campaign Committee, Senator Van Hollen quoted his friend, Congressman John Lewis: “The vote is precious. It is almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have in a democratic society, and we’ve got to use it.”
Committed to finding common sense solutions to everyday problems, in 2015 Congressman Van Hollen released a comprehensive plan to address the problem of growing inequality and build an economy that works for everyone. His priorities included “creating more and better jobs, strengthening small businesses, and increasing educational and job training opportunities for individuals of all ages and in every community.”
Elected by a strong majority to replace retiring Senator Barbara Mikulski in 2016, Senator Van Hollen has co-sponsored bills addressing the cost of drugs, nuclear proliferation in Saudi Arabia, limits on Russian nuclear forces in relation to the expiration of the START treaty, and voter registration efforts. He is also encouraging a senate vote on the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 passed in the House to address gun violence.
Senator Van Hollen firmly believes that our country must live up to its promise of equal rights and equal opportunity for all and remains committed to common sense solutions to the problems we are facing. Current events will be addressed, and before adjourning the Talbot County Democratic Central Committee will present its Democrat of the Year award and the Talbot County Democratic Women’s Club will present its Woman of the Year Award.
Cost is $50 per person. For more information and reservations, visit demforum.com