Events — June 19, 2016 at 1:21 pm

Democratic progressive warrior Rep. Elijah Cummings to headline MDP Justice Caucus Millie Jeffrey Awards Dinner June 26


The Michigan Democratic Party Justice Caucus is hosting their 2016 Millie Jeffrey Awards Dinner later this month and their keynote speaker is progressive champion Congressman Elijah Cummings. The Ranking Member on the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee, Rep. Cummings has been a fierce warrior for a wide array of progressive issues and has held the line again Republican partisanship and game playing. His comments and questions during the Benghazi hearings, the inquisition against Planned Parenthood, and in holding Michigan Republicans like Gov. Rick Snyder culpable for their actions in the Flint water crisis are recent examples of Rep. Cummings leadership.

The event will take place at the Westin Southfield (1500 Town Center in Southfield) on Sunday, June 26. There is a reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by the dinner at 6:30. Tickets need to be purchased by Wednesday, June 22 by going to

If you have the funds and the time, this is an event that is well worth your while. You’ll hear from and be inspired by a true progressive hero and will help a terrific progressive organization in the process.

Be sure to order your tickets before Wednesday, June 22.