Hillary Clinton to Speak at June Fundraiser in Fells Point

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Hillary Clinton speaks in Phoenix in March 2016. Photo by Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia Commons.

Hillary Clinton will return to Charm City next month for the first time in more than a year to help Rep. Elijah Cummings raise money for one of his youth programs.

As first reported by the Baltimore Sun’s John Fritze, Clinton will be the headlining speaker at a June 5 fundraiser for the Elijah Cummings’ Youth Program, which funds trips to Israel and offers monthly leadership workshops for students from the Baltimore congressman’s district.

The program, a partnership between Cummings and the Baltimore Jewish Council, also helps steer its students to academic success. It boasts 100 percent high school and 98 percent college graduation rates for mentees, according to a flyer.

The fundraiser will happen in Fells Point at Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park. It’ll be Clinton’s first stop through Baltimore since several days before Maryland’s April presidential primary election, in which she beat Democratic opponent Bernie Sanders.

The cost of merely attending the fundraiser is $125. A meet-and-greet with Clinton will put you out $500, though it will help send a Baltimore teen to Israel for a month.

The reception will kick off at 5 p.m. that day, with the fundraiser running from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

As co-chair of the House Oversight Committee, Cummings has been pushing hard for an independent — or non-Department of Justice-directed — investigation into President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. His vigorous calls follow a recent New York Times report from this week that found the president asked former FBI Director James Comey, who he recently fired, to scuttle a probe into former adviser Michael Flynn’s contact with Russian officials during Trump’s presidential campaign.

Clinton, who Trump narrowly defeated in November’s presidential election, remained mostly hidden from the public eye until this week. Yesterday, she pledged to the world that she would be “part of the resistance” to the president and promised to fund groups with the same goal in mind.

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