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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Georgia Democrats drop Jefferson, Jackson from annual fundraiser - Why don't you go ahead and drop the name Democrat while you're at it Ms. DeHart

From the AJC's Political Insider:

For decades, the state Democratic party’s largest annual fundraiser has been called the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, in honor of the two U.S. presidents credited with founding the party.
No more.

Rebecca DeHart, executive director of the state Democratic party, confirmed this morning that the names of the two presidents have been discarded from the upcoming event.

“We switched the name. Almost three-quarters of the states have already done it,” DeHart said. The Connecticut Democratic party did so on Wednesday, citing the two presidents’ status as slave-owners and Jackson’s authorship of the Trail of Tears that removed Cherokees and other Native Americans from Georgia and other states.

Ditto for Georgia. “It was probably a little bit of all of that,” DeHart said. “We want something that’s a little more inclusive and a little more Georgia-centric.”

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