Wednesday, April 25 , 2018, 2:25 pm | A Few Clouds 60º


Journalist Robert Scheer to Headline County Democratic Party Dinner

Writer and Truthdig founder will deliver the keynote address at the April 21 fundraiser

This year’s keynote address for the Santa Barbara County Democratic Party’s fourth annual Franklin Roosevelt-Fannie Lou Hammer dinner will be given by Robert Scheer, the “left” of KCRW’s “Left, Right & Center” and the founder of Truthdig.

Robert Scheer
Robert Scheer

The dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the Montecito Country Club, 920 Summit Road in Santa Barbara.

Individual tickets are $75 before April 7 and $85 after that. Click here to order online.

A journalist with more than 30 years of experience, Scheer has built his reputation on the strength of his social and political writing. His columns have appeared in newspapers across the country, including Noozhawk, and his in-depth interviews have made headlines.

Scheer is a clinical professor of communications at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

His latest book, The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street (Nation Books), was released Sept. 7, 2010.

The Roosevelt-Hamer Dinner is the county Democratic Party’s major annual fundraising event and is the main source of support for Democratic grassroots political activity in Santa Barbara County.

For more information, call 805.965.8030 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

At the event, Democrats will be honoring a number of local activists and leaders, including Darcel Elliot, Jill Dexter, Supervisor Janet Wolf and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

“Given the recent string of attacks on women’s rights and dignity coming from our opponents on the right, it says a lot that our honorees this year are three strong women and a crucial voice for reproductive health,” party chair Daraka Larimore-Hall said.

— Daraka Larimore-Hall chairs the Santa Barbara County Democratic Party.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Maestro, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Debit

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >