Sussex Democrats to host virtual Dem-A-Thon May 30

Fundraiser to be streamed live
May 22, 2020 will be livedstreamed beginning at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, May 30, to raise funds for the Sussex County Delaware Democratic Party.

Individuals are encouraged to contribute prior to the May 30 event. To contribute, go to and click the donate here button at the top of the homepage. A 5 percent portion of the proceeds will go to local Sussex County COVID-19 victims.

Individuals and watch parties will be able to follow this free, livestreamed fundraising event across devices such as smartphones, PCs, and tablets by accessing

Hosted by Jane Hovington, Sussex County Democratic Party chair, the Dem-A-Thon will feature Democratic elected public officials, the leadership of the Sussex County Democratic Party, entertainment and items for auction.

Sussex Countians appearing on the show will include Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long, Speaker of the House Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, State Treasurer Colleen Davis and State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness. Other dignitaries expected to appear on Dem-A-Thon include Gov. John Carney, Sen. Tom Carper, Sen. Chris Coons and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester. Additional guests will be announced in coming days.

Hovington said, “Every year at this time, the Sussex County Democratic party holds its spring dinner. It is not only a fundraiser for the county party but an opportunity for Democrats across the state to personally engage and celebrate our shared values. But the pandemic has required that we change and adapt. We take this measure very seriously, to protect ourselves and others during this outbreak. By moving to this virtual event, we are still connecting and moving forward. The theme of the Dem-A-Thon is Calling all Democrats in Sussex to continue to help us build and support our party.”

For more information, go to or, or email Jane Hovington at

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