Colorado Dems rename annual event the 'Obama Dinner'
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The Colorado Democratic Party is renaming its annual dinner the “Obama Dinner."

The dinner is being named after both former President Obama and first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObamas describe meeting Prince Philip in statement mourning his death Overnight Defense: Trump-era land mine policy unchanged amid review | Biden spending outline coming Friday | First lady sets priorities for relaunched military families initiative Jill Biden unveils next phase of military families program MORE, with the party’s executive director Pilar Chapa saying the move was to recognize the couple’s “historic contributions.”


Chapa listed the passage of ObamaCare, economic growth and work on climate change as efforts that “cemented President Obama’s legacy as a transformational leader of our country.”

Chapa also cited Michelle Obama’s work on children’s health programs and for military families.

“The Obama legacy embodies the values we hold as Democrats, and we are beyond proud to rename our annual dinner after our former first family,” Chapa said in the statement.

The state party’s spokesman, Eric Walker, also celebrated the decision on Twitter. 

The dinner was originally called the “Jefferson-Jackson Dinner,” after Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson.

Democratic parties across the country used to hold annual fundraising dinners under that name, but have begun changing it in recent years.