NHDP fall dinner is now the Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner
Concord, N.H. - Following a vote by the NHDP State Committee, the New Hampshire Democratic Party has renamed its annual fall fundraising dinner to the Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner. During her lifetime, Eleanor Roosevelt was First Lady of the United States, the first United States' delegate to the United Nations, the first chair of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, and the first chair of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women. The first annual Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner will take place this fall. NHDP Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement: "We are proud to honor Eleanor Roosevelt, a woman revered around the world for her bold leadership and tireless efforts to create justice. She dedicated her life to helping all hard-working Americans and all those who needed a champion. Eleanor Roosevelt was an historic trailblazer whose compassion, bravery, and intelligence drove her to speak out at a time when women were too often silenced and relegated to the sidelines of history. The Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner is particularly fitting given our party's steadfast commitment to electing Democratic women. New Hampshire Democrats are proud that we were the first state to elect a female legislative majority, the first woman elected governor and US senator, and the first all-female all-Democratic federal delegation. This event will help support and elect Democrats up and down the ballot who share the same values of social and economic justice as Eleanor Roosevelt."