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Democratic Party of Virginia Ditches “Jefferson-Jackson Dinner” for “Blue Commonwealth Gala”


From DPVA…glad to see that the name of the “JJ Dinner” has finally been changed, particularly ditching Andrew “Trail of Tears” Jackson. “Blue Commonwealth Gala” is a much more fitting name, as we work to make Virginia “blue” not just in terms of Democratic victories (which of course are crucial) but also in terms of progressive policies. As DPVA Chair Susan Swecker says, our goal is – and must always be – “a stronger, fairer, and more prosperous Commonwealth.” Let’s do it!

Chairwoman Susan Swecker announces DPVA’s signature annual event to be renamed “Blue Commonwealth Gala”

RICHMOND, VA – Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statement announcing the DPVA’s signature annual fundraising event, the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, will now be named the Blue Commonwealth Gala.

“The future of our Commonwealth is Democratic. The future of our Commonwealth will be painted in broad blue strokes,” said Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker. “The Blue Commonwealth Gala will be a celebration of our party’s dedication to expanding opportunity for all Virginians. Building off our historic victories in the 2017 election, we are excited to rename our signature event as we work to make Virginia a stronger, fairer, and more prosperous Commonwealth. “

  • Anthony Shifflett

    I agree with this. About time.

  • Kenneth Ferland

    I would have just ditched Jackson and called it the Jefferson Dinner, he’s the states native son unlike Jackson who was born in the the Carolina’s and lived in Tennessee.

    • dave schutz

      Problems, always problems. Jefferson a slave holder, Jackson a genocidaire, Wilson a segregationist, Roosevelt interned Japanese-Americans and screwed around on his wife, Truman ordered the bomb dropped, Kennedy was a dreadful womanizer as was LBJ, for Clinton there’s Lewinsky and Broaddrick, for Carter the Killer Rabbit – Blue Commonwealth is safe! Good choice!

      • DCStrangler

        Don’t forget the virulent racist Lincoln.

        • dave schutz

          Worse than that, Dee Cee – Lincoln was a damned REPUBLICAN! If you think the Demmies should be commemorating Reeps, how about Harding? Non-racist, against lynching, had blacks to the White House – what’s not to like?

      • Perplexed

        If all Democrats are that bad when will you drop ‘Democrat’?

        • dave schutz

          And the alternative would be?

          • True Virginian

            America haters has a nice ring to it. The socialist peoples party of intersectionality or Sppi would be cool. Or better yet The progressive decay of Virgina party.

          • dave schutz

            The Modern Whigs are running a candidate against Gerry Connolly. I’m not holding my breath waiting for their success! I think we have the parties we are gonna get…