Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has confirmed she will speak Thursday at the Mississippi Democratic Party’s 26th Annual Jefferson Jackson Hamer Day Dinner.

Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. event – at the Canton Multipurpose & Equine Center in Canton – start at $125 each and are still available. You can buy tickets by calling the Mississippi Democratic Party in Jackson at (601) 969-2913. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door Thursday.

“This is great news for Mississippi Democrats who are eager to hear what plans Sen. Clinton is proposing for our nation,” said Wayne Dowdy, chairman of the Mississippi Democratic Party.

“With the race for a Democratic presidential nominee so close, Mississippi will no doubt play a major role in helping choose the winner,” Dowdy said. “Voters in Mississippi and across the nation want change. Our candidates speak directly to that issue.”

Clinton’s appearance at the Jefferson Jackson Hamer Day Dinner will come five days before Mississippi Democrats head to the polls on Tuesday, March 11, to cast votes in the state’s presidential preference primary.

The Jefferson Jackson Hamer Day Dinner is named in honor of former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson and civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer.

Jefferson is considered the founder of the Democratic Party. The party was later reunified under the leadership of Jackson. And Hamer is considered a major icon of the modern-day Mississippi Democratic Party.

This year’s dinner also will recognize Democratic candidates running for each of the state’s U.S. House seats and the state’s two U.S. Senate seats.

“Mississippi Democrats are excited about our congressional, U.S. Senate and presidential candidates,” Dowdy said. “The Jefferson Jackson Hamer Day dinner is a great opportunity to celebrate who we are and begin the march toward winning in November.”

Mississippi Democratic Party dinner
Here are a few important points to remember about the 26th Annual Jefferson Jackson Hamer Day Dinner.
The speaker: U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton will speak at the Mississippi Democratic Party’s 26th Annual Jefferson Jackson Hamer Day Dinner at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6.
The location: The dinner is set for the Canton Multipurpose & Equine Center, 501 Soldier’s Colony Road in Canton, just west of Interstate 55. Dinner tickets start at $125 each and remain available; grandstand tickets (no meal) are $50 each.
Purchase tickets: Buy tickets in person at the Mississippi Democratic Party’s office, 832 N. Congress St. in Jackson; you also can buy them over the phone by calling (601) 969-2913. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door.
Arrive on time: Guests should begin arriving at 2 p.m.; security will be tight, so arrive on time and don’t bring bags in order to expedite check-in and seating.
Media coverage: All news media representatives must be credentialed to cover this event; if you haven’t done so already, contact Terry Cassreino, the state party’s communications director, to reserve press credentials by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 5.

MS Democratic Party Press Release