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Local Dems host Mother Jones Day Dinner

April 28, 2017 GMT

DeKALB – The DeKalb County Democratic Party is hosting its first Mother Jones Day Dinner on Monday to pay tribute to the legacy of Mother Jones and continue her work protecting labor unions.

The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Regency Room at Northern Illinois University Holmes Student Center.

Featured speakers include Wayne Besen, Truth For Life founder and former host at WCPT Radio 820 AM/92.5 FM; Rosemary Feurer, NIU associate professor of history and Mother Jones Heritage Museum board member; and Mike Matejka, legislative affairs director at Great Plains Laborers District Council and a Fight for $15 representative.

Invited guests include Chris Kennedy, J.B. Pritzker, Ameya Pawar, Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs, Sen. Richard Durbin and Congressman Bill Foster.

For ticket information, send email to handonrandi21@yahoo.com.