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In Conversation with Senator Cory Booker and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

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This extra-special episode features a conversation between Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY8). Originally recorded as part of a virtual event for LEE’s SparkLeadership initiative, this conversation was hosted by former U.S. Secretary of Education, Dr. John B. King Jr. This episode is full of inspiring takeaways and features questions directly from LEE members. Tune in for a dynamic conversation around racial justice and gain insights from the panelists’ experience in public leadership.


Words of Wisdom:

"Hope is the active conviction that despair will never have the last word.”
— Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)

“When you come to the end of all the light... and you're about to step into the darkness, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: either you'll find solid ground underneath you or the universe will send you people who teach you how to fly.” 
— Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)

“Sometimes, the losses show more about a person than the wins.”
— Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY8)

“The needs are all great and it all starts, of course, in the electoral space by you running for something.”
— Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY8)



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