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Democrats Day in Springfield 2018

Thursday, 8/16/2018



Only Pre-Program tickets are left.

By purchasing your ticket, you’re going to be part of our exclusive Pre-Program Guest List. This access provides guests with an exclusive participation experience prior to the typical brunch program. Pre-program guests will be welcomed by our remarkable slate of statewide candidates and party leaders in an up-close, intimate room.

If you’ve come to be inspired by Joe Biden, see him up close and maybe even
have a chance to capture that “selfie,” you won’t be disappointed.

Pre-program accommodations include brunch and live simulcast participation
of the 2018 Chairs’ Brunch. But, tickets will sell fast, so don’t hesitate to click here to purchase yours now.


A message from DPDC Chairman, Bob Peickert:

Democrat Day during the Illinois State Fair is Thursday August 16. The brunch will be at the Crowne Plaza, 3000 S. Dirksen Pkway in Springfield. Number is 217-529-7777.

The brunch starts at 8:30 (doors open) and goes until approximately 11:00. Many speakers including VP Joe Biden as keynote speaker. Last year we had 1,800 and this year they will cram in more. Tickets are $100 and $40. The $100 tickets are for premium seating, closer to the stage and speakers. The $40 tickets are somewhere else, no promise on where. In the past we got the premium tables when tickets were $60. With the options now we are giving people options, so we may not all be together. So far 11 have reserved the $100 tickets and 10 the $40. So we have 9 more $100 tickets to sell. If we get more requests for the $40 tickets we will add another table. Please let me know asap if you would like to go and the ticket you want to purchase.
Most of us go down the night before – Wednesday August 15. DPDC is planning to have a reception that afternoon (Probably 4-7). There will be others from 6 on. Kwame Raoul will have one and the collar county chairs will end the night with a reception from 6-9 at the Crowne Plaza. Information about all these events will be sent out once we know who is attending.
Following the brunch some of us go to the state fair for a few hours. In the past we had a Democrat tent where we went for food drinks and speeches. We leave for home about 3 or 4, but that’s all up to you. We also plan on having DPDC tshirts for sale. We want to show the 1800 that the Blue Wave is alive in DuPage.
Best place to stay is the Crowne Plaza although other hotels around there are available. Just google the hotels on Dirksen Pkwy. We also suggest carpooling.
So, who are the last 9 – $100 ticket purchasers? We could do another table if more sign up. $40 are always available.  PLEASE pass this on to others in your township who might be interesting.

Bob Peickert

DuPage Democratic Committee Chairman


Thursday, 8/16/2018


Crowne Plaza Springfield
3000 S Dirksen Pkwy
Springfield, IL 62703 United States
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