Our biggest take-away from the night were threekey points that surfaced from the presentations of our extraordinary guests.
1. Mayor Reinette Senum, who is fueled by her community, reinforced the importance of a support team. Whether you're running for office, running a business, or running a household we all need loyal supporters to cheer on our endeavors and serve as a sound board. Organizations, such as The White House Project are encouraging all of us to lead our life with others. Balanced leadership will most likely require a critical mass of women who are ready to run and support each other.
2. Councilwoman Sally Harris' passion led her to politics when she least expected it. She reminded us that negative experiences can often lead to better opportunities.
3. Power can occur in numbers but only if we make our voices heard. Most Americans are everyday people, the working class. Yet, Vice-Mayor and candidate for the State Assembly, Christina Billeci expressed her concern that more working class citizens need to vote and get involved for a shift to occur in America.
Many thanks to all of you who are supporting our efforts with The White House Project and a special thanks to guests, Vice-Mayor Christina Billeci , Councilwoman Sally Harris, and Mayor Reinette Senum. We are also extremely grateful to the individuals and businesses who contributed to the silent auction.