March 22, White Pains, NY— Organizing and rallying the troops to get out the Westchester vote for Hillary Clinton on April 19th kicked off today in a packed ballroom at Vintage Restaurant on Main Street. Many of some 200 individuals gathered signed up to volunteer for canvassing and phonebanking and other volunteer endeavors over the two weekends leading up to the primary.
Hannah Fine, one of two official field organizers–with Izzy Bugatti–for Westchester, and a White Plains resident herself, told a cheering audience that Hillary is “the correct and only choice for 2016…we are in Hillary’s backyard and expect to see her win in Westchester in a landslide.”
Cheryl Brennan, M.S., CEO of Brannan Solutions, said she would work to reach people of color; another speaker called on the Latino community and African community to join forces. Carol Evans, founder of Executive Women for Hillary, who has been criss-crossing the country campaigning, rallied attendees as well on “what works.”
Several public officials supporting Hillary Clinton, or their representatives, were also at the event, including County Legislator Michael Kaplowitz, former state Senator Suzie Oppenheimer, a representative for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and two representatives for state Assemblyman David Buchwald. White Plains Mayor Tom Roach told the Inside Press that he was proud of White Plains “being the hub of support” for those who arrived from around the county. –Grace Bennett