Congressional Candidate Reshma Saujani will join us to share the details of her inspiring personal story, her exciting Congressional race and her new vision for leadership in Washington.
Thursday, July 15, 2010 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
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Read about Reshma Saujani? Seen her on TV? Reshma will join us to share the details of her inspiring personal story, her exciting Congressional race, and her new vision for leadership in Washington.
The economy is suffering and Congress is stalled. Washington as usual is letting New Yorkers down. Reshma is running on a platform of big ideas to create jobs and encourage entrepreneurship and innovation. But we can’t fix Washington and fight for issues New Yorkers care about until we root out special interest influence. Reshma is leading the way in this charge by refusing to accept corporate PAC money and funding her campaign entirely with individual contributions.
Reshma Saujani is a 34-year-old Democrat running for Congress in New York City. The Indian-American daughter of political refugees who fled Uganda under Idi Amin, her personal story embodies the promise of life in America. Reshma graduated from the University of Illinois and went on to work her way through Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Yale Law with student loans. After graduating and taking a job at a New York law firm, Reshma spent her nights working pro-bono on social justice cases and organizing the first national South Asian American voter outreach organization. Last year, Reshma left her position as Deputy General Counsel at Fortress Investment Group
to launch a grassroots Congressional campaign against the eighteen-year incumbent, Carolyn Maloney. She is running on a platform of innovation, immigration, and education to bring new ideas and new leadership to Washington.
To read more about Reshma and her campaign visit: http://www.reshma2010.com/
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