You will want to get your tickets early for the Michigan Democratic Party’s 2011 Annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner because the guest speaker is US. Minnesota Senator Al Franken.
The fundraising dinner will be held next month on April 16 at Cobo Center in Detroit.
Franken was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2008 in one of the most contested races in U.S. history that took more than five months to settle. Before running for the Senate, Franken spent 37 years as a comedy writer and actor on the Saturday Night Live,” the longest running TV show in history. The Harvard University graduate is also the best-selling author of multiple books, and he was the most popular host of Air America Radio before he left to run for the U.S. Senate.
Franken has also taken part in seven USO tours, visiting our troops overseas in Germany, Bosnia, Kosovo and Uzbekistan - as well as visiting Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait four times.
“We are excited and honored to have Sen. Al Franken as this year’s Jeff-Jack speaker,” said MDP Chair Mark Brewer said. “Sen. Franken has been a fighter for Democratic values and for working people during his two years in the Senate and played a crucial role in the health care debate by fighting successfully to limit insurance company profits. We look forward to meeting him and hearing him speak at our Jeff-Jack dinner in April.”