DNC CHAIR HARRISON AND SENATOR WARREN TO SPEAK AT COLORADO DEMS’ ANNUAL GALA
Denver, CO – DNC Chair Jaimie Harrison and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts will speak at the Colorado Democratic Party’s 4th Annual Obama Gala (scheduled for Saturday, April 24 @ 5:00PM MT).
Morgan Carroll, Chair of the Colorado Democratic Party:
“With less than a month to go until the 2021 Obama Gala, I am so excited to welcome Chair Harrison and Senator Warren as the newest exciting additions to our star-studded speaker line-up! Democrats have a lot of accomplishments to be proud of, and I am thrilled with our incredible group of guests joining us to rally us to action for the future.”
As the son of a single teenage mom, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison was raised by his grandparents in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Jaime knows what it’s like for a family to have to choose between paying the electric bill and putting food on the table, and what it feels like to go to sleep in a home with no heat, because the power was shut off. But thanks to a good public school education, the love of his family, and the support of his community, Jaime was able to earn a scholarship to Yale University and attend Georgetown Law.
After college, Jaime came back home to Orangeburg to teach at his old high school, then worked to help empower disadvantaged kids to attend college. Jaime also served as an aide to legendary South Carolina Congressman Jim Clyburn. In 2013, Jaime was elected the first African American chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party, a position he held until 2017, when he was appointed by DNC Chair Tom Perez as an Associate Chair of the DNC. In 2020, Jaime ran for the U.S. Senate from South Carolina, building a national grassroots movement and setting a fundraising record for the most raised by a Senate candidate. Jaime and his wife Marie live in Columbia, South Carolina, where they raise their two young sons.
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a fearless consumer advocate who has made her life’s work the fight for middle class families, was re-elected to the United States Senate for a second term on November 6, 2018, by the people of Massachusetts. She is widely credited for the original thinking, political courage, and relentless persistence that led to the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which she helped stand up and has successfully protected millions of consumers from financial tricks and traps often hidden in mortgages, credit cards, and other financial products. Elizabeth is one of the nation’s leading progressive voices, fighting for big structural change that would transform our economy and rebuild the middle class.