We hear Harkin referenced filmmaker Woody Allen during the dinner, telling the crowd, “I know you will spend the day tomorrow educating members of Congress and their staff … Woody Allen once said, ‘90 percent of life is showing up.’ Well, this week, you folks are showing up. And believe me, you are making a difference.”

Photo: Gerry Sampson, Sen. Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell sees Ohio in play as confidence about midterms grows   Giuliani: White House wants briefing on classified meeting over Russia probe GOP senators introduce Trump's plan to claw back billion in spending MORE, Alzheimer's Association President Harry Johns, Sen. Jerry MoranGerald (Jerry) MoranTrump on collision course with Congress on ZTE Republicans think Trump is losing trade war Senators demand answers on Trump’s ZTE deal MORE, Glen Campbell, and Sen. Tom HarkinThomas (Tom) Richard HarkinDem Senator open to bid from the left in 2020 Senate GOP rejects Trump’s call to go big on gun legislation Trump should require federal contractors to follow the law MORE pose for a photo. / Alzheimer's Association