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INSIGHT Launch Reception Press Release 
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Contact: Brandon Andrews                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Phone: 703-665-9226

 

INSIGHT Launch Reception


 

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  On Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., The Honorable J.C. Watts Jr. (INSIGHT Honorary Chairman) was joined by INSIGHT Congressional Co-Chairs, INSIGHT partners including the Black Republican Congressional Staff, Hispanic Conservative Staff, Asian-Pacific Staff, and over 300 supporters and notable attendees at the Inaugural Launch Reception for INSIGHT America.  The event was held in the Heritage Foundation’s Allison Foyer. 


Congressman Watts articulated his vision for a Congress that reflects the multi-faceted diversity of our nation. " The INSIGHT launch is the culmination of several years of work by a diverse and dedicated group of current and former Capitol Hill staff focused on making our nation better by ensuring every community is fully engaged in the legislative process.  Through investments in internships, professional development, policy discussions, and networking INSIGHT will ensure today's communities are positioned to positively impact tomorrow's America." 

During the reception, INSIGHT Congressional Co-Chairs and other Members of Congress highlighted the need for an organization like INSIGHT.



The Honorable Spencer Bachus (INSIGHT Honorary Co-Chair) with The Honorable J.C. Watts Jr. (INSIGHT Honorary Chairman)



INSIGHT co-founder Ja'Ron Smith with INSIGHT supporters


Congressman Watts explained INSIGHT's four core programs: Internships, Professional Development, Networking, and Policy Forums.  The Congressman announced INSIGHT's first Policy Forum.  The event will be hosted by Senator Rob Portman and held in Senate Russell Building Room 332 at 11:00am on March 19, 2013.  The discussion will center on re-authorization for the Second Chance Act and strategies to decrease recidivism. During the reception, Congressman Watts discussed plans for the Capitol Hill internship program with Dr. Mirta Martin, Dean of the Reginald F. Lewis School of Business at Virginia State University ( A Historically Black College with a Hispanic College Institute) and Meta Williams of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).  
   

     
 
L to R: Meta Williams (United Negro College Fund), The Honorable J.C. Watts, Jr., Mirta Martin (Reginald F. Lewis School of Business: Virginia State University), Kay Coles James (Heritage Foundation Board of Directors), Elroy Sailor (INSIGHT Founder) 

 
For more information about INSIGHT please connect
on Twitter: @INSIGHT_America
on the website: www.INSIGHT-America.org
on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/boldinsights



 

 

                     Honorary Co-Chairs, The U.S. Senate          
 
                          Senator Tom Coburn                                         
                          Senator Mike Johanns                                      
                          Senator Rand Paul                                            
                          Senator Rob Portman                                        
                          Senator Tim Scott                                              
                          Senator Jeff Sessions                                        
                           
                          Honorary Co-Chairs, The U.S. House of Representatives     
                                                                   
                          Congressman Spencer Bachus                                                                          
                          Congressman Steve Chabot                                                                          
                          Congressman Tom Cole
                          Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart
                          Congressman J. Randy Forbes
                          Congressman Jack Kingston
                          Congressman Scott Rigell
                          Congressman Jon Runyan
                          Congressman Steve Southerland

INSIGHT (@INSIGHT_America) exists to empower communities through equipping a diverse group of young professionals with the training, contacts, and awareness needed to succeed in the public policy space.

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ADVISORY: Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) will host INSIGHT's first policy forum. The event will be held March 19, 2013 in the Senate Russell Office Building Room 332 (SR332).  The discussion will center around re-authorization of the Second Chance Act  and opportunities to empower communities and increase public safety through decreasing recidivism. The press should RSVP to INSIGHT Executive Director, Brandon Andrews, (703-665-9226). 
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