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.
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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.
Check out these excellent photos from the SC Blue Jamboree 2013 thanks to Trish Bender!
Did you miss the Blue Jamboree this year? Maybe you just want to see the great speakers again. Well now you can watch it all again any time you like! You can also watch any of the individual videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyt5f4WRkhe8bNDjxjSF-G3U_fjkfrq5B on the West Ashley Democrats YouTube Page.
The Blue Jamboree sub-committee of the West Ashley Democrats is proud to announce our Keynote Speaker for the South Carolina Blue Jamboree 2013, Congressman Elijah Cummings.
Congressman Cummings has dedicated his life of service to uplifting and empowering the people he is sworn to represent. He began his career of public service in the Maryland House of Delegates, where he served for 14 years and became the first African American in Maryland history to be named Speaker Pro Tem. Since 1996, Congressman Cummings has proudly represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Congressman Cummings is a nationally renowned fighter for the working families of the United States and we are proud to have him address the South Carolina Blue Jamboree 2013 as our Keynote Speaker, October 26 at the Jenkins Institute 1PM-4PM. Passes to the event can be purchaced by going to http://www.scbluejamboree.com/get-passes.html today!
West Ashley Democrats are proud to announce the venue for the Blue Jamboree 2013, The Jenkins Institute!
Founded as Jenkins Orphanage by Reverend Daniel J. Jenkins December 1, 1891, this institution has been and continues to be the cornerstone of excellence and service to Charleston area youth and their families.
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