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Congratulations to Common Cause Delaware and the Cape Gazette for a successful and inspiring night at the 2019 Russell Petersen Public Service Award!

Check out the great pictures of the Honorees, Dennis Forney and Trish Vernon.

Also Speakers John Sweeney, Jeff Goddess, and others.

All Pictures are property of the Delaware State News Jason Minto

Over 120 Delawareans attended the event honoring a free and independent media represented by the Cape Gazette! For a quarter of a century they have brought the community together and demanded accountability from our public officials. In good times and bad the Cape Gazette has been a voice of the people strongly supporting the First Amendment of the US Constitution.

We congratulate them for the inspiring words and look forward to their voice in the media for many years to come.

Thank you for your attendance and support – We appreciate you

Join our 2019 Good Government Award honoring Dennis Forney & Trish Vernon!

Please join us this fall as we honor two incredible changemakers from the Cape Gazette — a local publication that has held our public officials accountable and strived for truth and accuracy for over 25 years.

The Cape Gazette’s slogan is “the price of liberty is eternal vigilance.” Dennis, Trish, and the rest of the newspaper’s staff have been an essential pillar of our democracy — keeping us connected, informed, and aware.

We’re looking forward to celebrating with you — as well as raising the resources we need to keep fighting for key democracy reforms here in Delaware. So join us for hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and a silent auction.

John Sweeney Keynote Speaker of the Common Cause Good Government Award 2019

Trish Vernon and Dennis Forney received the Russell Peterson Good Government Award for their work as an independent newspaper in Sussex County Delaware. Common Cause supports a free press as stated in the First Amendment.

Jeff Goddess Common Cause Delaware Board Chair and master of ceremonies for the Russell Peterson Good Government Awards.

Cape Gazette friends and supporters join Common Cause for the Good Government Award

Supporters enjoyed the Speakers and Presentation at the Common Cause Good Government Award

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