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Support Democratic Forum at JFK Fundraising Dinner Thursday!

I’m coming to Sioux Falls tomorrow night to help Minnehaha Democratic Forum raise money and raise heck. I invite you to do the same.

Minnehaha Democratic Forum, JFK Fundraising Dinner 2023.
Minnehaha Democratic Forum, JFK Fundraising Dinner 2023.

Minnehaha Democratic Forum, a longtime sponsor of this blog, is hosting its annual JFK Dinner and Fundraiser tomorrow (Thursday) night, May 25, at the Old Courthouse Museum, 200 West 6th Street in Sioux Falls. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. with a social hour. Buffet meal service begins at 6:45 p.m.; the speakers for the evening will need to load up and clean their plates quickly, because the show begins at 7 p.m.

Representative Kameron Nelson, a Democrat serving his first term representing District 10 in Pierre, will speak first, addressing the role of young people in the Democratic Party. Jamie Smith, former District 15 Representative and last year’s Democratic candidate for Governor, will speak next about the state of the Democratic Party.

And then I’ll stand up and try to add a few meaningful, inspiring, or at least entertaining words (hmm…same as my daily blog mission!). That’s a pretty heavy lift for me, trying to keep up with two great Democratic speakers who actually know how to win elections. But I’ll do all I can to make the evening worth the price of admission.

Oh yeah, the price! Minnehaha Democratic Forum is raising money to help elect “people-first Democratic lawmakers in South Dakota!” Toward that state-saving, nation-saving, planet-saving good cause, tickets are $70—$125 if you bring a date. Bring seven dates (careful!) and you can get a whole table for your octet for $500.

Thursday night, downtown Sioux Falls, speeches from people who care about the future of real liberty in South Dakota, and money going to a vitally important political cause—now that’s a good time! I look forward to seeing you there.


  1. P. Aitch 2023-05-24 19:45

    Break a leg. Cory.

  2. grudznick 2023-05-24 19:52

    Mr. H, is that photo the coif you are sporting for this event, or do you have the Unibomb look available to unleash, or even the Rumpled Professor in the Sweater look? You know, the look you at times share with Mr. Schoenbeck?

    Many fellows, no doubt, wish you had pimped this gathering more than one day in advance, as they might be like grudznick and cannot arrange transportation on such short notice.

  3. Tiffany Campbell 2023-05-25 00:05

    I’ll come after my office hours for Dakotans for Health! I’ll bring our reproductive rights petition and grocery tax repeal petition, if you give me a shout-out that I’m there, I’d appreciate it!

  4. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2023-05-25 05:11

    Tiffany, I can’t speak for management, but I’d love to see those petitions and will encourage folks to sign them during the social hour. After all, protecting abortion rights and repealing an unjust and regressive tax, not to mention the act of petitioning itself, fit quite well with Democratic principles!

  5. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2023-05-25 05:11

    Why can some people not distinguish a sweater from a vest?

  6. Bonnie B Fairbank 2023-05-25 07:53

    Cory, I blame Rick Santorum and the nebulous “press” for the confusion between sweaters and vests. Unrelated fun fact: for a brief time, if one typed in “Rick Santorum” in (maybe?) Wickipedia, the phrase and definition of “anal froth” appeared.

  7. Bonnie B Fairbank 2023-05-25 07:56

    rick santorum urban dictionary
    Make today a fun day.

  8. CK 2023-05-25 15:09

    Shoot! I forgot all about this!

  9. grudznick 2023-05-25 18:23

    We know that Mr. H is having the Salisbury Steak, with heavy gravy, mashed potatoes and some canned green beans right at this moment, before he takes the stage in his sweater vest to rally the troops, but I hope he saw the news about how the Governor, Ms. Noem, is rallying the Board of Regents to really get their collective butts in gear. This should be right up Mr. H’s alley, although I doubt Mr. Ahlers will let him speak to it tonight, as Mr. Ahlers is less cerebral of a fellow.

    Golly , wish I could be having some of that Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy, and watching Mr. H if only on the internets. I bet you do, too.

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