I hope you are as excited as I am about Hillary Clinton's candidacy for President of the United States. As you may know, I was a Hillary Delegate to the 2008 DNC Convention, which was one of the best experiences of my life. I'm so proud to support her again.
We have three events happening in Los Angeles on Friday, June 19th that I wanted to share with you. I hope you can attend one of these intimate events.
The tragedy in the Philippines is heartbreaking; but together we can provide aide to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Your support is invaluable to families and children that are in need of basic necessities such as food and water.
On behalf of UNICEF's work to help victims of the typhoon, I am hosting a fundraiser on Tuesday, November 19 in Century City. Please attend, and if you're unable to be there in person, donate to support the relief efforts. Please use this link to donate.
Please attend the event on Tuesday, November 19th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
to donate to this important cause. The event will take place at Smith House 10351 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025. At the event, you'll hear about the relief efforts. Our goal is to have over 100 people at this event and for individuals attending to make pledges/donations and to raise $10,000 for the relief effort. Special thanks to the amazing Jaime Meyer for her help creating this event. You can see the complete invite to the event
, with the full host committee, here.
I wanted to share this message that my friend Baron (who lives in Chicago) placed on his facebook page. Imagine being thousands of miles away trying to find your family after a natural disaster. You support is so important to thousands of families in the Philippines.
"My city, Tacloban city is completely destroyed. Cousin is alive. Waiting for news of grandma and other family members close to LNU. Cousin said they are looting for food. No water to drink. All the money cannot buy anything because stores are wiped out. If you have any news from Jaro please let me know. I have a chunk of family there as well. -baron — feeling sad."
Now that we are about a month after the May runoff election in Los Angeles, I've been reflecting a lot about the impact that running for office has made on me and those close to me. I was happy to see my (new) friend Mitch O'Farrell eventually win the seat on the Los Angeles City Council that I also ran for. He is a committed community organizer who has hit the ground running - and I am proud to have endorsed him in the runoff.
Many people have asked me "what comes next". The truth is, I am not sure.
Steve Jobs once said:"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."
I hope you help me to connect in dots in the future. Let's keep the dialogue going on issues facing our community.