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DPH Welcomes Senator Amy Klobuchar for Island Events

February 7, 2018, 8:30 AM HST
* Updated February 6, 6:26 PM
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar

The Democratic Party of Hawai‘i (DPH) announces that they are welcoming Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D – MN) to the islands for a speaking engagement and fundraiser for the DPH on Monday, Feb. 19th (President’s Day) from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Waikīkī.

The senior United States Senator from Minnesota, is an author and former prosecutor who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation (subcommittee on Tourism) and the Committee on Agriculture. She is a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, an affiliate of the Democratic Party.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to host Sen. Klobuchar at this event to benefit our local Democratic Party. Sen. Klobuchar is a leader in our national party and a strong advocate for women’s issues, organized labor, and social justice,” said DPH Chairperson Tim Vandeveer.

Besides placing a greater emphasis on field organizing and training, the DPH has increased educational forums, community initiatives, and visits by party leaders at various levels over the past year. “National perspectives and in-person interactions are so important to our members and this is the most recent in a series of events including last month’s visit by Gov. Martin O’Malley, and an upcoming statewide tour featuring former Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner,” said Vandeveer.

Sen. Klobuchar is the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate in Minnesota’s history and has built a reputation of getting things done to help strengthen the economy and support families, workers, and businesses. In 2016, Medill News Service reported that Sen. Klobuchar ranked first in the Senate with the most bills enacted into law in the 114th Congress.

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Tickets for the event can be purchased online.

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