Norton to Speak at Champions of Democracy Awards, Honor Representatives Raskin and Connolly

Nov 20, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will speak at the Champions of Democracy Awards this Thursday, November 21st, at 7:00 p.m. honoring Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) for their work advocating for equality and statehood for the District of Columbia.  This year’s celebration is titled “Forward to 51: A DC Vote Celebration” and will be held at the Hilton Washington DC National Mall.

“My good friends Jamie Raskin and Gerry Connolly have been unwavering supporters of equality for the District for Columbia,” Norton said.  “As the movement for D.C. statehood gains historic momentum, with passage of H.R. 51 expected this Congress, I will be especially pleased to speak about my colleagues and their leadership in our fight for justice and equal representation for D.C. residents.”

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WHAT:  Congresswoman Norton speaks at the Champions of Democracy dinner

WHEN:  Thursday, November 19th at 7:00 PM

WHERE:  The Hilton Washington DC Mall Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC