Baldwin to Headline Democratic Gala

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Iowa Democratic Party announced Monday actor Alec Baldwin will be the keynote speaker the party's fall gala on November 27 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

Baldwin drew national attention for his portrayal of Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live." Baldwin's career spans nearly 30 years, including his first acting role on the soap opera "The Doctors." He is also known for his roles in the movies "Beetljuice," "The Hunt for Red October," and "The Cooler," as well as the TV show "30 Rock." Baldwin has won Emmy awards for his work on "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock."

Baldwin said he is committed to stopping "irresponsible lawmaking" in Washington, DC and in state governments.

"Heading into the 2018 midterm elections and beyond, I have decided to rededicate my efforts to helping the Democratic party win across the country. That effort begins in earnest in Iowa," said Baldwin.

Baldwin serves on the board of People For the American Way and is active in the animal rights movement. He campaigned for Democratic political icons Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Paul Wellstone, and Ted Kennedy. The Alec Baldwin Foundation has supported several causes, including homelessness, eliminating the death penalty, and finding cures for breast cancer and AIDS.

"[Baldwin] will be able to provide a unique and entertaining perspective on the challenges facing our country and how we can work together to rebuild our party," said Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price.

Tickets for the event are available here.

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