Published : Monday, July 1, 2019 | 5:13 AM
Hard-hitting New Jersey junior U.S. Senator Cory Booker will be speaking in Pasadena this afternoon, a week after his solid performance in the Democratic party’s first presidential debates.
Booker stood out in the crowd of contenders with his powerful delivery of messages deemed to be the third most liberal in the Senate, according to the New York Times.
It was his gutsy delivery in a clear, strong voice which grabbed attention. One example was his response to a gun control question.
“I think I’m the only one [in this debate], I hope I am, that had seven people shot in their neighborhood just last week,” he said.
Besides his apparent street smarts, Booker is a Stanford graduate who studied abroad at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship before attending Yale Law School.
Booker will be in Pasadena to speak to Women In Leadership Vital Voices.
According to Lena. Kennedy, a guiding force behind the organization, the group brings important political leaders and “policymakers to our community first and let them know that Pasadena exists.”
By “policymakers,” Kennedy means serious political heavyweights with national reputations and actual influence on moving agendas forward.
So far this year the group has heard in person from Democratic Presidential Candidate Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings, and Democratic National Committee Chief Executive Officer Seema Nanda.
For more information about Women in Leadership Vital Voices, please contact Lena Kennedy at (626) 765-6206 or firstname.lastname@example.org .