The 2019 Obama Dinner

We WISH the Obamas were joining us! But the dinner was named the Obama Dinner to honor their legacies.

Buy your tickets or table, and join us for the Annual Colorado Democratic Party Dinner, also known as the Second Annual Obama Dinner*, on Saturday, March 9, 2019!

It is the party’s biggest fundraiser of the year, so join us in celebrating the 2018 Election accomplishments! We have successfully turned Colorado blue, and we need to continue the work we started to ensure we remain blue. So, join old friends and meet new allies from across our state to kick off the work needed to elect Democrats across Colorado in 2020. 

Be sure to check out who will be honored at the dinner below!

*Click here to learn about the dinner’s naming history! 


When: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 5:00PM – 9:00PM

Where: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202

Announcing our Keynote Speaker and Special Guest!

Did you hear the exciting news? Congresswoman Deb Haaland of New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District will be our keynote speaker and Congressman Adam Schiff of California’s 28th Congressional District will be our special guest at the 2019 Obama Dinner on Saturday, March 9!

Elected in 2018, Congresswoman Haaland made history this November by being one of the first Native American women to ever be elected to Congress. As a first-year lawmaker, the Congresswoman has already been elected by her colleagues to serve as the “Freshman Class Representative” to the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, the House Democratic Region VI Whip (which covers Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona), was appointed as Deputy Whip for the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and is one of three co-Chairs for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) 2020 Women LEAD initiative.

As Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Congressman Schiff has gained national notoriety for his expertise on foreign affairs and national security. Congressman Schiff was elected in 2000, and in addition to serving as Chairman of the Intelligence Committee, co-founded the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press, and co-chairs a bipartisan study group on nuclear security.

Have you gotten your Obama Dinner tickets yet? They’re going fast so make sure to buy your tickets or table right now by clicking here. Also, discount hotel rooms are going really fast so click here to reserve your room for the big night!


The 2019 Awardees Announced!

You nominated, and you voted! We are proud to  announce the award winners who will be honored at the Second Annual Obama Dinner on Saturday March 9! Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners! The awards go to:

DEMOCRAT OF THE YEAR
This award is given to an individual who has stood out as a champion for building and growing the Democratic Party in Colorado, advocating for values and causes we believe in.


Congressman Joe Neguse

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award is given to an individual who demonstrates a true commitment to the future of the Colorado Democratic Party.


Secretary of State Jena Griswold

MURPHY ROBERTS YOUNG VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award is given to a young individual under the age of 25 who has shown commitment and dedication to the values of the Colorado Democratic Party.


Tay Anderson

OUTREACH AWARD
These awards are given to individuals who have gone above and beyond to help the Democratic Party build and strengthen outreach relationships with diverse communities across Colorado.


Sandy Baca-Sandoval


Maya Wheeler


Portia Prescott

RURAL OUTREACH AWARD
These awards are given to individuals who have gone above and beyond to help the Democratic Party build and strengthen outreach relationships with diverse communities across Colorado, particularly outside of the Front Range.


Joy Harrison


Howard Wallach

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
These awards are given to individuals who have shown a lifetime of commitment and dedication to the values of the Colorado Democratic Party.


Senator Polly Baca


Senator Irene Aguilar

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
These awards are given to individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help elect Democrats in Colorado.


Stephanie Brooke Chavez


Candy Kane


Laura Richards


Jessica Zender

CHAIR’S SERVICE AWARD
This award is given to an individual who has gone the extra mile to support the party and help elect Democrats in Colorado.


Mannie Rodriguez

CHAIR’S MILESTONE AWARD
This award is given to an individual who has achieved a legacy of turning Colorado into a bluer state.


Henry Strauss


Buy your table or ticket, and reserve your room before we run out of discount rooms. Cocktails & Silent Auction will be at 5:00PM and dinner will start at 7:00PM.

If you want to help sponsor the event or place an ad, please contact Pilar at pilar@coloradodems.org. If you can make a donation to the silent auction, please contact Sue at mcginleysue@msn.com or call her at 303-257-5599.

Our special guest and our awardees will be listed here as soon as they are announced!


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