Elizabeth Warren, the U.S. senator from Massachusetts who has been a consumer advocate and a former Harvard Law professor, will speak at the DFL’s annual Humphrey-Mondale Dinner on March 29.
Warren had led the Congressional Oversight Panel that oversaw government bailout measures after the 2008 financial crisis and was considered as a possible head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She was elected to the Senate in 2012.
In announcing that she’ll be the keynote speaker, DFL Party Chair Ken Martin said:
“As a leader committed to the progressive values of fairness and opportunity for all, Sen. Warren is the perfect speaker to address the DFL as the party celebrates its 70th anniversary and prepares for the 2014 election. Sen. Warren has been a fierce and vocal advocate on issues that face working families in our country. She has not forgotten Hubert Humphrey’s clarion call to govern in the interest of those in the shadows of life.”
The dinner was named in honor of Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale, both former vice presidents from Minnesota who were efeated in their later presidential bids.
Tickets for the dinner, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, are $125 for general admission, with higher prices giving access to a reception and other amenities.