Media Advisory – 2023 Ben Nelson Gala

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 27, 2023

***NDP Media Advisory for Friday, September 29, 2023***

The Nebraska Democratic Party will Host Its 2023 Annual Ben Nelson Gala on Friday, September 29, 2023

The Nebraska Democratic Party (NDP) is proud to host its annual Ben Nelson Gala this Friday, September 29th, 2023, at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District. 

The Gala will feature multiple keynote speakers and prominent elected officials. The Gala will celebrate Nebraska Democratic Party leaders and volunteers from across the state and will serve as an opportunity to fundraise for our year-round organizing efforts including the Candidates of Color and Frank LaMere Funds. 

The following details are being provided to media outlets in the event they would like to participate in interviews and photo ops. 

WHAT: The Nebraska Democratic Party will host its 2023 Ben Nelson Gala featuring multiple keynote speakers and prominent elected officials. Our theme for the event will be “Freedom and Justice for All.” The Gala will celebrate leaders and volunteers from across Nebraska and will serve as an opportunity to fundraise for the Candidates of Color and Frank LaMere Funds. 

The Nebraska Young Democrats will host an afterparty starting at 9 PM on Friday. 

The NDP will also host a VendorFest Candidate training on Saturday, September 30th. 

More information on all the events that take place at the Marriott Capitol District: https://nebraskademocrats.org/nelsongala/

WHO: Minnesota Governor Tim Walz

Tennessee State Representative Justin J. Pearson

Former Nebraska Governor and U.S. Senator Ben Nelson

Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird

State Senator Tony Vargas

NDP Chair Jane Kleeb

NDP Executive Director Precious McKesson

NDP Candidates, Elected Officials, Award Winners

Gun Reform Advocate David Hogg (YoungDems Afterparty keynote speaker)

WHEN:  Friday, September 29

5:30 PM – Reception and live music

6:20 PM – Drumline procession of speakers

6:30 PM – Dinner and program with featured speakers

9:00 PM – Young Dems Afterparty

Saturday, September 30

9:00 AM – VendorFest Candidate Training (until 4 pm)

WHERE: Omaha Marriot Downtown at the Capitol District – 222 N 10th Street

WHY: Opportunity for media and press to interview featured keynote speakers and elected officials during allocated time. Media will have a designated area to conduct interviews prior to the beginning of the Gala. 

You must secure a time with Jose Flores via email or phone by Thursday at 3 PM to have an individual interview with any of the speakers.

 

CONTACT: Jose Flores, Jr., Communications Director, (402) 215-1052, jose@nebraskademocrats.org

*Photo ops will be available during the event. Press are permitted to attend the event. You must RSVP with Jose Flores, Jr.*

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