Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee were among the big political names in Jacksonville last week to galvanize voters for the presidential election next week.
The I.B.E.W. Union Hall was packed with over 100 women for the “Women of Color Hillary Jacksonville Rally”. Women of Color were eager to hear guest speaker Alexis Herman who served as the 23rd U.S. Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton’s administration. Former Secretary Alexis M. Herman shared her views and personal experiences working under the Clinton administration and her mission to support Hillary in the upcoming election. Ms. Herman graciously answered questions and impressed the women with her knowledge of the many accolades and accomplishments of Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Duval County Democratic Black Caucus president Hazel Gillis remarked, “We are supporting Hillary Clinton. She has the experience and we know she can be trusted. We don’t care about the emails. We want Hillary as the next President of the United States”. Pictured l-r are Women of Color: Brenda Titus, DCDBC President Hazel Gillis, Alexis Herman, Joyce Danford, Anita Shepherd and Edna Walls.
Beaver Street Enterprise Center hosted the Minority Business and Jobs Roundtable: Revitalizing the Economy in Communities Left Behind symposium. Local business owners came out to discuss minority businesses, jobs, and revitalizing the economy in local inner cities around the country. Representatives from the Minority Business Diversity Agency dialogued with attendees on the importance of tax credits, credit assessments and venture capitalist funding. The overall goal of the symposium was to engage small business owners on the upcoming election and promote presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s commitment to entrepreneurship. Special guest panelist was U.S. Representative for Texas’s 18th congressional district Congresswoman Sheila Lee Jackson. Lee praised small business owners for their tenacity and patience when bidding for government contracts and funding, “You don’t have to have a brick and mortar business to do business. It’s about getting business done,” said Sheila Lee.