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Dems Right To Drop Jackson, Jefferson From Dinner

Dems Right To Drop Jackson, Jefferson From Dinner

Give the Connecticut Democratic Party high marks for coming to terms with history in removing the names of two slave-owning presidents from the title of their annual fundraising dinner. The Democrats have struck a blow for inclusion and sensitivity with the name change. They have also signaled that theirs is a very different party from the pro-slavery, limited-government party of the 1800s that those two had a hand in shaping. Why the Change? Connecticut's yearly rah-rah bash — this year the keynote speaker was U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts — will no longer be called the Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey Dinner. By a unanimous vote with no discussion, the...

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