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2021 Labor Day Picnic Cancelled

After careful consideration, the Rock Island County Democrats announced Thursday the cancellation of their annual Salute to Labor picnic previously scheduled for Labor Day, September 6.

"The safety and health of our supporters and volunteers are of primary importance to us," said Democratic Party Chair Mike Halpin. "We stand with our brothers and sisters in organized labor in looking to protect our families, particularly our children, from this terrible pandemic's latest wave. Essential workers already risk so much every day by showing up to the job, and this year we will honor them by showing we take their health, and the health of their families, seriously."

The Rock Island County Democrats will still hold their annual Drawdown Raffle, with a top prize of $5,000 and other secondary cash prizes.

"We are already planning our return for next year's event," Halpin said. "In the meantime, we as Democrats encourage everyone to wear their mask, get vaccinated, and care for your friends and neighbors out there."

The Rock Island County Democratic Central Committee is happy to announce the new Rock Island County Democratic Party County Chair - Mike Haplin!

Dora Villarreal