DC Vote Brings Out Stars from World of Politics and Sports for October 17 Champions of Democracy Dinner
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October 16, 2012
DC Vote's October 17 Champions of Democracy Dinner will offer three great media opportunities of interest to Sports, Style, Photo and Metro desks.
Style editors should be aware that Boggs family matriarch, Ambassador Lindy Boggs is scheduled to attend the dinner to watch her son, Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr., receive DC Vote's Champion
of Democracy award. Ms. Boggs' daughter, ABC News Analyst Cokie Roberts, will emcee the event.
During the reception, DC Vote will feature a new advertising campaign in support of Budget Freedom for the District of Columbia. One of the Ads features DC United Head Coach Ben Olsen.
Coach Olsen will be on hand at the reception for interviews and photos with his Metro bus and bus shelter ads beginning at 6:15. Other DC residents featured in the ad campaign, including DC Youth Mayor Cecilia Thompson,
will also attend the reception.
In addition to Mr. Boggs, DC Vote will honor two other dignitaries with our Champion of Democracy award - civil rights hero Julian Bond, and crusading lawyer and former DC Vote Board Chair Bruce Spiva.
Both of these awardees have made tremendous contributions to the fight for DC democracy. DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton will offer remarks at the dinner. Numerous supporters of DC Vote will be on hand,
including DC Mayor Vincent Gray, Members of Congress, DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, other DC Council members and many local dignitaries.
WHAT: DC Vote 2012 Champions of Democracy Dinner
WHEN: Reception, 6:30-7:30 Dinner and awards, 7:30-9:30
WHERE: Grand Ballroom of the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC