The text of a MCDP press release:
On April 28, the Mecklenburg County Democratic Party (MCDP) will hold a BBQ fund-raiser at which the Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair, Gov. Howard Dean, will be the featured speaker. The visit will be Gov. Dean's first to Charlotte as DNC chair.
The BBQ fund-raiser will be held at the Renaissance Golf Course, 1525 Tyvola Rd., from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. In conjunction with this event, there will be a meet-and-greet with Gov. Dean for the eventâ s sponsors.
Gov. Dean's visit will be an early kickoff to the Democratic Partyâ s National Neighbor-to-Neighbor Organizing Day, which occurs on April 29. Gov. Dean has outlined "a bold new direction for a secure America" that includes "honest leadership and open government, real security, energy independence, economic prosperity and educational excellence, a healthcare system that works for everyone and retirement security."
MCDP Chair Michael D. Evans says that "we are thrilled to host Gov. Dean, and we hope that you will join us in welcoming him to our state. This type of attention from the DNC supports our view that North Carolina can follow the lead of Mecklenburg County and switch from a red state to a blue state in the 2008 election."
Gov. Dean, who has promised to visit all 50 states during his tenure as DNC chair, will focus on issues important to Carolinians during his visit. These include a living wage, job losses because of NAFTA and CAFTA, environmental threats from the current administration and the importance of the 2006 midterm elections in addressing the problems we face as a community.
Event Sponsor: $250 minimum
General Admission:$20.00 for BBQ (or free if you don't eat. All donations gratefully accepted)
To be an event sponsor, to purchase tickets for the event or for more information, call 704-525-5843
or e-mail M.C.D.P. headquarters: www.mecklenburgdemocrat.org.