Wednesday, June 16, 2010

DFER event for CO Sen. Michael Bennet in DC on 6/23

DFER is hosting a fundraiser in DC for Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet on June 23rd – see details below and at:  Here's an excerpt from what I wrote about him last year:

STOP THE PRESSES!!!  I spent two hours with Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) on Friday afternoon and he ROCKS!  He's incredibly smart (among other things, he was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal), highly accomplished in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors (he's already applying his business expertise on the Senate Banking Committee, trying to mitigate, as he puts it, "unintended consequences"), and is a really nice, down-to-earth, high-integrity person.  You don't find this mix very often -- especially in a politician!  I'd strongly support him even if he weren't an innovative leader in education reform -- which he is.

Every education reformer in the country should, if not meet him, at least be very familiar with him because he is already leading a major school reform effort in the Senate and his stature and influence will only grow as he establishes himself -- he's only been in the Senate for four months!  This all depends, of course, on whether he gets elected in Nov. 2010 -- no mean feat, given that he was not elected but rather appointed to fill the seat vacated when Ken Salazar was appointed Secretary of the Interior.  If ends up serving in the Senate for many years, I have no doubt that he will become one of the country's most powerful, energetic and influential advocates of genuine education reform.

Democrats for Education Reform is strongly supporting Sen. Bennet.  Here's the text from the DFER web page.

Democrats for Education Reform PAC

Invites you to a reception with 


Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) 


June 23, 2010


6:00 pm 


Capitol City Brewing Company


2 Massachusetts Avenue NE


Washington, DC  


Host: $250


Co-Host: $100


Guest: $50 


For more information or to RSVP, please contact Halle Mayes or Erica Price at


202-543-8555 or 


 (Ed Reformers who wish to contribute for this event online, can do so by visiting our June 2009 "Education Reformer of the Month" page Your contribution will be your RSVP.)


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