President Andrew Jackson is widely considered to be the founder of the modern Democratic Party. In his honor, the Tennessee Democratic Party holds an annual fundraiser called Jackson Day. The day includes meetings of statewide Democratic organizations, culminating in a dinner with a keynote speaker. The Jackson Day Dinner that evening, with President Bill Clinton as keynote speaker, is the culmination of a day of hard work and a celebration of our Democratic heritage.
NASHVILLE – President Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker at the Tennessee Democratic Party’s annual Jackson Day Dinner that will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville on Saturday, Aug. 29.
“We are very pleased to have President Clinton be the speaker this year,” Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester said. “Tennessee Democrats are fired up for this next election cycle, and with President Clinton coming to town, we can certainly build on that enthusiasm.
“Mr. Clinton presided over the greatest economic expansion this country has seen. With all we have on our plates as Tennesseans and Americans in these trying times, it’s only fitting that we have him join us and build momentum for the 2010 election.”
Jackson Day is an annual dinner held by the Tennessee Democratic Party honoring President Andrew Jackson, the founder of the modern Democratic Party. Gov. Phil Bredesen and former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. are co-chairing this year’s event.
Forrester thanked former Gov. Ned Ray McWherter for his help in bringing his long-time friend President Bill Clinton to Tennessee and Bredesen and Ford for agreeing to host the dinner.
“Gov. McWherter understands the importance of this next election cycle and wh at President Clinton means to Tennessee Democrats. I appreciate his help and Gov. Bredesen and Congressman Ford’s help, as well,” Forrester added.
Tickets went on sale Friday July 24.