Hartford, Ct. – The Connecticut Democratic Party today announced that U.S. Senator Cory Booker will headline the 2017 Connecticut Democratic Progress Dinner (formerly JJB) on June 10 in Hartford.
“We are thrilled that Senator Booker has agreed to join us for this year’s dinner,” said Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto. “He is a dynamic public servant with a very bright future. I expect him to address the Democratic Party’s efforts in Connecticut and around the country to push back against Donald Trump’s backwards agenda. June 10 will be an exciting day for Democrats as we hear from one of our party’s up-and-coming leaders.”
Senator Cory Booker, Connecticut Democratic leaders, elected officials, activists
Connecticut Democratic Progress Dinner
Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd, Hartford
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Cory Booker won a special election to fill the term of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg and became New Jersey’s first African-American senator. Prior to his election to the Senate, Booker served as mayor of Newark, New Jersey’s largest city, which under his leadership entered its biggest period of economic growth since the 1960s — the first new downtown hotels were constructed in 40 years, the first new office towers in 20. During his tenure, overall crime declined and the quality of life for residents improved with more affordable housing, new green spaces and parks, increased educational opportunities and more efficient city services.