Reamonn Soto, a senior majoring in physics at Florida A&M University, has been invited to the White House to participate in the White House Community Leaders Briefing Series on November 10 for Florida leaders.
The briefing series is a unique opportunity for grassroots leaders to come to Washington to hear directly from White House officials on the issues that are affecting communities across the country and learn more about the President’s priorities and initiatives from the people that work on them every day.
In return, Administration staff will learn what is going on in cities and towns across the country directly from the experts – the grassroots leaders.
“I'm very excited to be invited to the White House to have dialogue with White House officials and most importantly with community leaders throughout Florida,” said Soto. “Although, many are looking forward to meeting President Obama, I look forward to learning more about the issues from the communities that have not been heard in popular political conversation. I don't believe government should solve all of our problems, but the government should at least understand them, and the invitation to participate in the White House Florida Community Leaders Briefing will make that conversation possible.”
Participants are local leaders who are currently involved in their cities and towns at the grassroots level – in their neighborhoods, schools, churches, non-profit organizations, environmental groups, activist and advocacy groups, etc. and who are continuously invested in improving their own communities.
The White House is looking for those that can bring their successes, challenges, and ideas directly to the White House to help improve the conversation between the grassroots and Washington.