Billings, Mont. – The Yellowstone County Democrats will hear U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I) of Vermont speak at their annual fundraiser known as the Truman Dinner. Since late April, it has been known that Sanders would be traveling to Montana to assist Democrat Rob Quist in Quist’s election for Montana’s lone congressional seat.
Sanders will be joined by Gov. Steve Bullock, Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, and Congressional Candidate Rob Quist at the fundraiser. This is the second time that Sanders has visited Montana for public events.
The Truman Dinner, named in honor of Harry S. Truman, will be held at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, formerly known as the Crowne Plaza, located at 27 N, 27th St. in Downtown Billings. The fundraiser is May 20, 2017, doors will open at 4:30PM, the reception will start at 5:00PM, and dinner will start at 6:00PM. Individual tickets are $55, platinum sponsor (two tickets) are $150, silver sponsor (four tickets) are $300, and gold sponsor (8 tickets for a reserved table) are $600. For more information or to purchase tickets please go to www.ycdems.org/truman. Tickets are limited at this time.
Sanders is also scheduled to speak at a rally for Rob Quist at 8:30PM at the Billings Depot on the same night.
Give ’em Hell, Harry! is a staged theater monologue starting James Whitmore that was filmed in 1975. The producer Bill Sargent, was a huge fan of Truman and the writer of the play Samuel Gallu. Sargent raised the money to film the play during a live production on Broadway. He then took the film on a “whistle stop” tour around the United States during the 1976 election. One of the stops was a theater in Los Angeles, making the film eligible for the Oscars. Whitmore was nominated for best actor leading to the Jeopardy question, “What movie’s entire cast was nominated for best actor?”
Gallu’s story about Truman is a great introduction to the man we also know as POTUS 33.
We have sold all the available tickets to the 2017 Truman Dinner. But we do have a wait list. Complete the form on this page. Be sure to send us your contact information and how many tickets you would like to have. As seats become available, you will be contacted. Thanks for your support!
Our annual fundraising dinner, named in honor of Harry S Truman will be held on May 20, 2017. It will be at the Double Tree by Hilton (recently known as the Crowne Plaza) on the corner of Montana Ave and 27th St North.
Additional details will be added here as they become available.
Tickets are no longer available online. Use the form above to be put on a wait list.
Ticket Pricing and Availability
table for eight
For more information about sponsorship or individual tickets, contact John Rossiter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would prefer to pay through cash or check, contact Kevin Dowling, YCDCC Treasurer at email@example.com.
Checks can be mailed to:
Yellowstone County Democratic Central Committee
PO Box 21131
Billings, MT 59101