I am so proud of the campaign kickoff we just had.
Spirit of Grace had an amazing performance, my mom made us all cry, and Neelah Ali, Elisabeth Epps, and Shontel Lewis inspired the crowd with their uplifting words. DJ C-
Blay had us all dancing. Whittier Cafe supplied the caffeine and La Casita came through with the tamales. Folks from all over brought donated classroom supplies for teachers to take back to their students. We had almost 100 people there!
The theme of my speech, and the event itself, was all about community. That is our measuring stick and our goal. If we can keep up this energy and solidarity, we will certainly win in November, and more important, change our education system for good.