Posts tagged: Legacy Dinner
As different as
Because of that, until just a few years ago they had something else in common: Once a year, they’d rent a hotel ballroom, throw a big fund-raising soiree named for historical figures, invite a “name” speaker, charge several times what the rubber chicken dinner cost to be put on the plate and try to raise some operating scratch.
Spokane Democrats used to have the rough equivalent, the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, named for two presidents traditionally identified with the genesis of their party. Republicans try to reclaim Thomas Jefferson from time to time, pointing out that his party was the Democratic-Republicans, but never get anywhere with it.
A few years ago, in a fit of what some members called out-reach
and others called political correctness run amok, Spokane Democrats changed the
name to the Legacy Dinner. Whatever their party-founding credentials, some
Democratic leaders felt it inappropriate to hold a dinner named for a couple of
white guys who owned slaves, or, in
So it was until 2009. Recently, the Legacy Dinner also was scrapped.