Boulder County Democratic Party 44th Annual Truman Celebration

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Glenn Miller Ballroom, University of Colorado-Boulder

1669 Euclid Avenue

Boulder, CO 80309

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Join the Boulder County Democratic Party, Congressman Joe Neguse, and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for the Truman Celebration!

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The Truman Celebration is the Boulder County Democratic Party's largest fundraiser and a fun and inspiring annual gathering of Democrats in Boulder County, their families, and guests. This year, we're thrilled to be welcoming a record number of scholarship recipients from around the county and to hear from our incredible speaker, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Please join us in supporting the many activities of the BoCo Dems, the Voice of Democracy in Boulder County.

Please purchase your tickets here. The Truman page on our website has information on other payment methods, event parking and other important information.

Thank you for your generosity!

Want to support our scholarship program by purchasing a ticket to the scholarship reception prior to the main event? Buy your tickets here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bcdp-truman

Contribution rules:

1. I am at least eighteen years old.

2. This contribution is made from my own funds, and funds are not being provided to me by another person or entity for the purpose of making this contribution.

3. I am a United States citizen.

4. This contribution is not from a corporation or labor union.

Truman event tickets are non-refundable. Purchase of tickets, VIP Reception, scholarships, games, and auction items are contributions to the Boulder County Democratic Party, subject to Colorado political campaign finance law.

About our speaker:

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a third-generation Bronxite, educator, and organizer serving the 14th district of New York in the Bronx and Queens. Ocasio-Cortez grew up experiencing the reality of New York’s rising income inequality, inspiring her to organize her community and run for office on a progressive platform with a campaign that rejects corporate PAC funds.

While working in Senator Ted Kennedy’s office, the now-Congresswoman had a firsthand view of the heartbreak families endured after being separated by ICE. Theses experiences led her to organize Latinx youth in the Bronx and across the United States, eventually she began work as an Educational Director with the National Hispanic Institute, a role in which she helped Americans, DREAMers and undocumented youth in community leadership and college readiness.

Following the financial crisis of 2008, tragedy struck when her father, Sergio Ocasio-Roman, passed away, forcing her family to sell their Westchester home. Alexandria pulled extra shifts to work as a waitress and bartender to support her family during this time, deepening her commitment to issues impacting working-class people.

During the 2016 presidential election, she worked as a volunteer organizer for Bernie Sanders in the South Bronx, expanding her skills in electoral organizing and activism that has taken her across the country and to Standing Rock, South Dakota to stand with indigenous communities, then back to New York’s 14th Congressional District to launch her people-funded, grassroots campaign for Congress.

Since her swearing-in to Congress in January of 2019, Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez has remained committed to serving working class people over corporate interests and advocating for social, racial, economic, and environmental justice.

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Glenn Miller Ballroom, University of Colorado-Boulder

1669 Euclid Avenue

Boulder, CO 80309

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