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)
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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