RAND PAUL: UNITY IN AMER­ICA — OR ELSE

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

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.

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