Celebrating The Voting Rights Act of 1965
The tenth annual Thomas Jefferson Dinner celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which outlawed voting discrimination against racial minorities. The violence suffered by civil rights activists during the three marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama put pressure on Congress to pass the legislation. The Voting Rights Act is considered by historians to be the most important piece of civil rights legislation ever enacted by the U.S. Congress, but the act is under constant attack by Republican-controlled states.
Defending workers’ rights in 2015
Today we face a similar threat to the hard-won rights of workers to unionize and protect their rights to collective bargaining. Governor Bruce Rauner has made it clear that he intends to make so-called "Right to Work" laws a centerpiece of his legislative legacy. Rauner has moved the battle to county and municipal government. We will not allow his agenda to go unchallenged.
- 6:00 p.m. — Registration and cocktail hour
- 7:00 p.m. — Dinner is served
- 7:45 p.m. — Speakers and award presentations
- 9:00 p.m. — Adjourn
12880 Del Webb Blvd
Huntley, IL 60142
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