FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee
Ione Townsend
813-704-5131

September 6, 2019

FIERY DNC VICE CHAIR MICHAEL BLAKE HEADLINES AT TOP LOCAL DEMOCRATIC FUNDRAISING DINNER

TAMPA, FL, September 6– Michael Blake, DNC Vice Chair and New York State Assembly Member, pledges to fire up the base at this year’s Kennedy King dinner on September 14th. The dinner is Hillsborough County Democrats’ largest fundraiser of the year and typically draws a crowd of over 700 local supporters.

“We must be ready for a fight,” Blake told a packed house at a Volusia County Democratic Black Caucus event in eastern Florida last month. “We are fighting for the direction of our country. We are fighting for the soul of our country. Maybe we have forgotten how to fight. We fought during slavery, Jim Crow and civil rights,” The assemblyman for the Bronx said.

“We are fighting the prison industrial complex, voter suppression, inequality, injustice and more. We are the Democratic Party,” Blake said. “We fight for the people. That is who we are and what we do.’’

The Kennedy King dinner will be held this year at the Tampa Downtown Hilton on September 14th..  A reception will be held at 5:30 and dinner and program at 7pm. Donations for tickets can be made at the Hillsborough County Democrats website.

The Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee is a local branch of the Florida Democratic Party. The HCDEC actively promotes laws and policies to increase prosperity and improve lives for all Americans.

For more information, please contact Ione Townsend at 813-638-2261 or itownsendhcdec@gmail.com.

All donations solicited in connection with this event are by the Hillsborough County Democratic Party and not DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake.