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Talk of the Hill with Bill Press: DNC Chairman Tom Perez – SOLD OUT
Tuesday, March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Award-winning journalist, political insider and Capitol Hill resident Bill Press sits down at Hill Center for a one-on-one, thought-provoking conversation with Tom Perez, the Chair of the Democratic National Committee. They will tackle the DNC’s 2018 midterm strategy, the party in the aftermath of Hillary vs. Bernie, and the Democrats’ game plan for working with (or impeaching) Donald J. Trump.
The son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Tom grew up in Buffalo where he learned the values of a union town: hard work, integrity, service and perseverance. After putting himself through college with Pell Grants and working on the back of a garbage truck, Tom passed up offers from white-shoe law firms, instead choosing to start his career as a civil rights attorney for the U.S. Justice Department prosecuting racially motivated hate crimes.
For 8 years, Tom had the privilege of serving in President Obama’s administration. First as head of the department’s Civil Rights Division, where he led the charge against police misconduct, voter suppression, anti-LGBT discrimination and immigrant-bashing sheriffs’ departments. Then as Secretary of Labor, fighting to protect and expand opportunities for America’s working people – from better wages and overtime pay, to retirement security and collective bargaining rights.
But Tom’s strongest roots are in local organizing. In 2002, he became the first Latino elected to the Montgomery County Council. And as board president of CASA de Maryland, Tom helped grow the organization from a small service provider in the basement of a church to one of the largest immigrant advocacy groups in the mid-Atlantic.
Doors will open at 6:30pm.
Scholarship tickets are available. Please call Hill Center weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to request a scholarship ticket.