Chas, SC- Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. has been named the 2014 recipient of the Marjorie Amos-Frazier Pacesetter Award for lasting civic and humanitarian contributions, according to F. Renee Gaters, Esq., award selection chairman. First elected Mayor in December 1975, Mayor Riley is serving an unprecedented tenth term.
The award, named in honor of the late Marjorie Amos-Frazier (1926-2010), the first woman, African-American and non-legislator elected to the South Carolina Public Service Commission in 1980, will be presented to Mayor Riley at the Blue Jamboree from 1:00 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 27
, at The Jenkins Institute in North Charleston. The award is sponsored by West Ashley Democrats, the Blue Jamboree by the Charleston County Democratic Party. For information visit: scbluejamboree.com.
Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm will keynote the Blue Jamboree. Granholm is a spokesperson for Ready for Hillary, a nationwide effort urging a presidential campaign by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Ready for Hillary bus will be stationed at the event.
The entire slate of 2014 Democratic Party candidates including Jim Clyburn, Vincent Sheheen, Bakari Sellers, and state Party officials are scheduled to speak at the Blue Jamboree which also features entertainment, food and beverage vendors, and voter registration.
Blue Jam 2014 is shaping up to be an amazing event. we will have a number of great local organizations on site along with the Ready for Hillary Bus!
We have an amazing list of speakers lined up as well:
Former Governor Jennifer Granholm - Special Guest Speaker
State Senator Brad Hutto and Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson - US Senate Candidates
State Senator Vincent Sheheen - Governor Candidate
Rep. Bakari Sellers - Lt. Governor Candidate
Ginny Deerin - Secretary of State Candidate
Tom Thompson - Superintendent of Education Candidate
Rep. Robert Brown, Rep. David Mack, former Rep. Vida Miller, Rep. Leon Stavrinakis, Mary Tinkler - State Representative Candidates
Patrick Bell - RMC Candidate
Council Chairman Teddie Pryor, Councilwoman Anna Johnson - Charleston County Council Candidates
We have a guest speaker confirmed for the Blue Jamboree - it will be former Governor Jennifer Granholm from Michigan!
Jennifer Granholm is a dedicated public servant, educator, author, and political commentator who served as Attorney General and 47th governor of the U.S. state of Michigan. A member of the Democratic Party, Granholm became Michigan's first female governor on January 1, 2003, when she succeeded Governor John Engler. Granholm was reelected on November 7, 2006, and was sworn in for her second – and, owing to term limits, final – term on January 1, 2007. She was a member of the presidential transition team for Barack Obama before he assumed office on January 20, 2009. After leaving office, Granholm took a position at the University of California at Berkeley and, with her husband Daniel Mulhern, coauthored A Governor's Story: The Fight for Jobs and America's Future, released in September 2011.Also after leaving office, Granholm became host of The War Room with Jennifer Granholm on Current TV. Former Governor Ganholm currently serves as a senior advisor to Ready for Hillary.
In addition to Governor Granholm this is the current list of speakers:
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Senate Candidates Brad Hutto and Joyce Dickerson
Rep. Bakari Sellers
Rep. Robert Brown
Councilwoman Anna Johnson
And many more to be announced soon!
Blue Jam 2014 will be Saturday, September 27 at Jenkins Institute. It will be in the afternoon, but the exact time won't be set until we line up our keynote speaker. We hope to have all the Democrats who'll appear on Charleston County ballots there too.
Watch your email as well as http://www.scbluejamboree.com/ and our Facebook page for updates as we have them.
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