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Dems Dinner
5:30 PM
Deer Lodge Elks Club
Dems Dinner Description:
Powell County Dems hosting a tri-county banquet in Deer Lodge

The Powell County Democratic Central Committee (PCDCC) is hosting the first Tri-County Dems Dinner on May 20 at the Elks Club in Deer Lodge.
Proceeds from the banquet benefit the Powell County, Granite County, and Deer Lodge County Democratic central committees.
Tickets are available online at www.montanadems.org.
PCDCC announced its first two guest speakers for the event, Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins, and Montana Democrats Executive Director Sheila Hogan.
Mayor Collins immigrated to the United States as a Liberian refugee. Collins was a senior at Carroll High School in Yekepa, Liberia, and eventually relocated to Helena while his wife studied nursing under a full scholarship at Carroll College.
Collins shared his first experience with Montana politics in a story in The Atlantic.

He walked inside and was immediately struck by the marble columns and grand rotunda. He marched up the stairs and saw the governor’s office. “And I decided to go meet the governor,” he told me, matter-of-factly. The governor’s scheduler stopped him. “Do you have an appointment?” she asked. When he shook his head, she asked if he’d like to make one and took his information. Then a man came up behind him.
“No, I’m here to meet the governor,” Collins responded.
“Well, I am the governor, Marc Racicot,” the man responded.
Collins was floored. He explained that he’d just come from Africa—that he was a Liberian refugee—and that he was looking for work. He handed the governor his paper résumé, and Racicot quickly phoned his educational adviser, who in turn realized that her daughter and Collins’s wife had a few classes together at Carroll College. Racicot and his adviser told Collins to apply for a job at Intermountain Children’s Home … and to list both of them as his references. By March 31—a month and a half after arriving in the United States—he had work. Soon after, he joined the Army National Guard as well.

Montana Democrats Executive Director Sheila Hogan was the head of Montana DPHHS under Governor Bullock.
The event will be held at the Deer Lodge Elks Club, starting with a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, email info@montanadems.org.
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Deer Lodge Elks Club
Address: 230 Main Street Deer Lodge, Montana 59722
Phone: N/A

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