This is the election of our life time! The Fleet Reddish dinner raises funds for CCDP to engage and energize Chatham voters. It’s also a wonderful event!
This is our 37th annual dinner, named in honor of former county party chair Fleet Reddish. The event has grown over the years and is always inspiring and fun as we gather to celebrate our shared values and goal of electing great Democrats to office.
Keynote Speaker NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall
Elaine Marshall is North Carolina’s Secretary of State. She made history by being the first woman elected to statewide executive office in 1997, when she defeated legendary NASCAR driver Richard Petty, who, less than a year earlier, had been considered virtually unbeatable.
As Secretary of State, Elaine has received international recognition for her efforts to protect copyrights and deter counterfeit goods. The Secretary of State’s office today is a key law enforcement agency protecting consumers, investors, and charitable givers against securities fraud and financial scams. Elaine's commitment to protecting investors and combating financial fraud has in just the past year and a half alone lead to the recovery of over $340 million from major Wall Street banks for North Carolina investors and foundations.
Since taking office, Elaine has cut the costs of doing business for companies and individuals —helping small businesses create jobs. She has taken on lobbyists in Raleigh, reforming North Carolina’s ethics laws. Elaine has also kept North Carolina up to date with improved information technology, making information available to businesses, investors and individuals. Her efforts have made North Carolina one of the most affordable places in the United States to do business.
An Advocate for All
Elaine remembers, “When I grew up and became the owner of a small business, I discovered that if I wanted a line of credit, my husband had to go to the bank and apply for the loan—because I was a woman. I witnessed other instances of inequity and discrimination in my community, directed at men, women, children, and families who would have little chance of realizing their dreams.
“So as a lawyer, I stood up for people without a voice. As a citizen, I went to the General Assembly and took on the insurance industry to get coverage for mammograms and Pap Smears. As a member of the North Carolina Senate, I got needed healthcare services, especially for our state’s rural areas. And as Secretary of State, I have made protecting consumers and creating jobs my top priorities.”
Sponsorships fund 2020 Election Work
2020 is a critical election year. Just about any office you can think of is on the ballot. Not to mention critical judicial races. The result of the election will impact the next decade of policy in North Carolina. The 2020 legislature will be in charge of redistricting. Every extra Democratic vote helps our statewide candidates.
And then there is turning out our voters to ensure that North Carolina Presidential electors are all BLUE!
Please become a Fleet Reddish Sponsor.
If you prefer to mail your sponsorship/ticket purchase you may use this form and mail your payment to:
PO Box 1118
Pittsboro, NC 27312
When ordering on-line please remember that you should enter "1" for a sponsorship, not the number of tickets.