2020 Blue Gala Sold Out

February 25, 2020

VERO BEACH:  Three hundred and fifty Indian River County Democrats attended the local party’s annual fund-raising formal that took place on February 23rd at the Moorings Yacht and Country Club.  Democrats and friends celebrated their solidarity and  their work ahead to register Democrats and get Democrats to vote by mail in 2020.

Special presentations were made to business owner and philanthropist Rita Chanfrau for her generous contributions to the Democrats of Indian River.  In addition, Steve and Josie Lieberman received the first annual Award for Distinguished Democratic Service.

“The annual Indian River Democratic Blue Gala has sold out! We have had a stunning response and  we are so grateful to have Ambassador Christopher Hill as our keynote speaker,” Gala Chair Steve Lieberman noted.  “We hope this exceptional turn out reflects the interest and dedication of our party and translates to record turnout at the polls. Our goal to, get out the vote is resonating throughout our community.”

Terrie Rizzo, Chair of the Florida Democratic Party, followed up on voter turnout telling her fellow Democrats, “Florida is the largest swing state in the nation, winning here is vital to the United States and the world.”

Ambassador Hill shared his observations of what’s at stake for the United States in the coming election.  He stated, “Our presence in places like Asia and the Middle East maintains our security, as well as the security of our Allies.  The United States needs to be a leader in the world to preserve peace and stand up for democracy.  Unfortunately, more and more, we seems to be shirking this duty and not only do we suffer but so do others.”

Indian River County Democratic Executive Committee Chair Adriana de Kanter picked up on Ambassador Hill’s warning stating, “Democratic participation is a must this year.  All of us have a civic duty to vote in the 2020 election for our sake and that of countless others.  This is the election of our lifetime!”

More information on the Democrats of Indian River, the issues they stand for, and the activities they are undertaking can be found at www.democratsofindianriver.org.

For more information contact:

Adriana de Kanter, Chair

Indian River County Democratic Executive Committee