RAND PAUL: UNITY IN AMERICA — OR ELSE
Launched right along with his recent presidential bid: That would be United for Rand, Sen. Rand Paul’s political action committee, open for business as the Kentucky Republican storms through several states to make his intent known.
His distinct motto is “Uniting America,” and organizers say any funds raised will support the candidate, along with training and mobilization of students and minority communities “towards a more inclusive, commonsense, solution-based approach to key issues.” The goal is to counter the “political status quo aimed at dividing America.”
It is savvy branding for Mr. Paul and could distinguish his efforts on the campaign trail. A polarized nation is now on the list of voter concerns.
“The goal is to build connections and relationships centered on core shared values despite our cultural differences. We seek to train and develop leaders on political, social, and economic policy solutions, increase civic engagement and build strong communities united for real social change,” the organization states. Politico to man a camera himself — has written and directed “Nerd Prom: Inside Washington’s Wildest Week.” The exuberant but incisive documentary debuted at a recent private showing in the nation’s capital, and it is no exercise in celebrity worship. The audacious Mr. Gavin has focused on the “unadulterated self-celebration” that erupts in an event once intended to be a civic-minded gathering that offered scholarships to young journalists.
“There were some folks who didn’t quite see the need to hurry and get the film out before this year’s dinner, but I felt strongly about making sure it was ready in advance of the 2015 dinner. I’d like for it to be a part of the conversation and to perhaps add a little bit of context to how people perceive this weeklong roster of events,” Mr. Gavin tells Inside the Beltway. “I’m excited for people to see it. When you work on a documentary, it’s usually just you and your computer for most of the time, so it’ll be great to release it out into the world and see how others perceive it.”
Read all about it here: NerdPromtheMovie.com.