October 1, 2019 (NASHVILLE, Tenn) — The Tennessee Democratic Party today announced that DNC Vice-Chair Maria Elena Durazo will be a special guest at the TNDP Blue Cocktail Hour Nashville on October 16.
Maria Elena Durazo is a California State Senator and has served as DNC Vice-Chair since 2013. She also serves as Vice President for UNITE HERE International Union, which represents more than 270,000 hospitality workers in the U.S. and Canada. In her home state of California, Maria Elena and her late husband, Miguel Contreras, led grassroots efforts in the 1990’s and early 2000’s to organize immigrant workers, a campaign largely credited with turning California blue. Maria Elena started organizing with the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees (UNITE HERE) Union Local 11 in 1983, and was elected as President in 1989.
From 2006 through 2014, she was the first woman Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, the second largest labor council in the country and served on the National AFL-CIO Executive Council.
All proceeds from the event will go directly toward supporting and empowering Democratic candidates in 2020 through TN Rising, the TNDP’s candidate support and Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Program. Tickets & sponsorships can be purchased at tndp.org/october16.
What: TNDP Blue Cocktail Hour Nashville
Who: TNDP Chair Mary Mancini, special guest DNC Vice-Chair Maria Elena Durazo, and local Democratic leaders
When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. CT
Where: Mangia Nashville, located at 701 Craighead St, Berry Hill, TN 37204