Help Elect Reshma Saujani for Public Advocate
New York, NY • November 19, 2012
I’m so thrilled to serve on the host committee that is helping to elect Reshma Saujani as the next Public Advocate for the City of New York. Please consider attending the event below so that...
Monday, November 19, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ESTHome of Virginia Davies and Willard Taylor
299 W 12th Street
New York, NY 10014
I’m so thrilled to serve on the host committee that is helping to elect Reshma Saujani as the next Public Advocate for the City of New York. Please consider attending the event below so that you can get to know her and learn why she’s the right candidate for the job. I’d be honored if you join me in supporting her efforts and share her message with your friends and family.
When: November 19, 6-8PM
Where: Home of Virginia Davies and Willard Taylor
299 W 12th St. Penthouse A
Tickets: $50, $175, $250, $500
RSVP: Online at www.reshmafornewyork.com/nov_19 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
More about Reshma:
Reshma Saujani is a dedicated public servant with a long and distinguished history of community organizing and advocacy. In 2010 she left her private sector career as an attorney to run for U.S. Congress in New York, making her the first South Asian woman in the country to run for Congress. After her race, Reshma maintained her commitment to public service and became the Deputy Public Advocate of New York City. In 2012 she was praised as a Creative Problem Solver in Ad Age’s Creativity 50 Issue, and named one of the most powerful Women Changing the World by Forbes.
In just 15 months as Deputy Public Advocate, Reshma:
Worked every day through summits and forums to mentor and provide capital to small business owners.
Built a nationwide charge to combat Citizens United and get money out of politics.
Brought together hundreds of New Yorkers to have powerful conversations about the City’s fiscal obligations that have led to innovative policy solutions.
Conducted the first ever survey of immigrant small business owners and released a report providing detailed recommendations to activate the engine of New York City’s economy, immigrant and minority small business owners.
Initiated and created the Dream Fellowship to help sons and daughters of immigrants access their piece of the American Dream.
Most recently Reshma founded Girls Who Code, a non-profit that launched last summer with the backing of Twitter, eBay, GE, and Google to empower girls from underserved communities to become our next generation of entrepreneurs. She also just finished writing a book on female leadership called Women Who Don’t Wait In Line, which will be published next Spring by Amazon.
Now she is gearing up to run for Public Advocate because she believes that with innovative, action-oriented leadership, we can do more for New Yorkers.
The Public Advocate is next in line to the Mayor of New York City. It’s the responsibility of the Public Advocate to act as an ombudsman, reviewing city agencies and policies to ensure that all New Yorkers have a voice. The Public Advocate can introduce legislation in City Council, and also has a seat on the pension board. Reshma wants to continue her work making the Public Advocate’s office a hub for innovation, bringing everyone to the table to solve our city’s problems.
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