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Friday January 8th
A Conversation with Hillary Clinton
2:00PM – 4:00PM
At the home of Diana Nelson
San Francisco, CA
$2,700 per person
A Family Celebration with Hillary Clinton
3:30PM – 5:30PM
Family ticket prices:
$5,400 primary (Admission and family photo with Hillary Clinton for two adults and children under 16)
$2,700 (two adults, children under 16)
$1,000 (one adult, one child under 16)
$500 individual ticket (limited availability)
Cohosts raise $10,000 (includes Family Photo with Hillary Clinton)
Innovation Hangar, San Francisco, CA
Address provided upon RSVP
An Evening Reception with Hillary Clinton
$2,700 per person
Cohosts raise $27,000
Home of Sarah and Greg Sands, Palo Alto, CA
Address provided upon RSVP
By: Kevin L. Nichols – The Social Engineer™
[October 19, 2015] EL CERRITO. Last weekend, I was in New York celebrating the 25th Anniversary of an organization that I was apart of in high school called Summer Search, Inc. The program inherently took underrepresented minorities, recent immigrants, low income students, etc., to experience a life changing excursion during either the summer of their sophomore or junior year (or both). These excursions could include backpacking and camping in a foreign country or state, attending a competitive boarding school far away, or learning a foreign language abroad, to name a few, all for free.
To celebrate the triumph of this organization, we had an alumni summit where over 200 alumni came together to learn about where the organization is now, how they can get more involved, and walk away with some useful professional development to assist them in their careers. One distinguished alum, Robert Reffkin, a former White House Fellow, Chief of Staff of the President & CEO of Goldman Sachs, and now Founder & CEO of a real estate start-up call Compass, talked about in addition to all of his accomplishments, how he’s run a marathon in every state of the Union. I was amazed and astonished to hear about this feat and wondered what kind of discipline, dedication, and determination must have gone into it. I recalled completing my first HALF marathon a few years ago and realized what that meant to me personally. After the pain and exhaustion surpassed, it was just me, the finish-line, and my will.
Lately, I have been traveling a lot and have been a slacker on exercising. For some reason, I felt determined that I would start running my 5ks on Monday’s and Friday’s again after hearing Robert’s analogies about running marathons and life in general. He said:
- Training IS the marathon (the preparation is where the hard work is);
- Run Slow to Run Fast (many people start out too fast and don’t know how to pace themselves); and
- Nobody succeeds alone (having people in the crowd supporting you makes all of the difference).
Today, I ran my first 5k in weeks. I was very sluggish and tired. Many times I wanted to quit along the way. It was about 68 degrees, a mild breeze, a clear sky and a beautiful day. As I ran with my Nike app tracking my distance and I listened to some old school hip hop and R&B on my headphones, I made some connections in my mind. I thought about, how often do we quit even though we know when then end is near? I knew how far 5k was but almost gave up. I decided to push myself until the end and reached my goal. I’m not saying that it wasn’t hard, but I realized that far too often we set goals, know what, when, and how to make them happen, but give up n them because of fear, lack of preparation, discipline, or just not knowing how to pace ourselves endurance wise. My message to you, my friends, is don’t give up. You know where you are going and how to get there. Just get there.
Kevin L. Nichols is an entrepreneur, a legal technology, diversity, social media, and political consultant who resides in the Bay Area. He is a passionate community organizer and activist. Kevin is affectionately known as The Social Politician™ and The Social Engineer™ who is engineering a better life for the next generation, socially. For more information, please visit www.kevinlnichols.com.
Please come out and support the Democratic National Committee’s Democratic Hope Fund at this afternoon concert featuring special guest, President Barack Obama, and musical performance by Kanye West and Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Warfield Theater (982 Market Street) in San Francisco.
Prices for attendance: $250 General Admission; $1000 Premium Seating; $5000 Photo with President Barack Obama (each additional person $1000/individual) and; $10,000 for VIP Reception with President Barack Obama.
Please visit http://bit.ly/1NZItRW to purchase your tickets. Many thanks.
By: Kevin L. Nichols – The Social Engineer™
[May 20, 2015] EL CERRITO. Today, I wanted to take the time to write down my thoughts about a couple of revelations that I had. Most people do not know that I listen to Our Daily Bread each morning before I start my day. The message was about discipleship, congregations following pastors and leaders of the church versus the person who those leaders follow, Jesus Christ. I thought about the rituals that I do on a daily basis, why I do them, and who should get the glory. I couldn’t help but wonder if people attribute the actions that I choose to me as a human being or do they properly attribute them to our Lord and Savior. If there is ambiguity, I wanted to make this point abundantly clear.
I wake up each morning with the hope of improving the lives of others. Although it may seem complicated, I share my runs and work outs via social media not because I want to brag about what I am doing, but to motivate and inspire others to go out and do the same. I cannot tell you how many inbox messages I get from people stating that my check-ins, my hikes, or running has made the difference in them getting physically fit and/or taking their health more seriously. Sometimes, I just want to rest, sleep, and relax. Similarly, I share motivational quotes, tips on relationships, and humor to uplift their souls. Could people think that this is about me building my brand? What am I doing to lead people to Christ?
Checking in at church on Sundays is not enough. Thus, although I enjoy what I do each day, I do not do it for my own personal gain. I do it because it is what I am called to do. I am in the process of engineering a new generation built on the foundation of love, leadership, activism, and altruism. The Social Engineering Project is coming soon and hope that you all are ready for a much needed revolution of rebuilding our communities so that they are stronger than ever. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a slice of heaven or paradise on Earth while we are still here? I hope that you will join me in this plight.
Kevin L. Nichols is an entrepreneur, a legal technology, diversity, social media, and political consultant who resides in the Bay Area. He is a passionate community organizer and activist. Kevin is affectionately known as The Social Politician™ and The Social Engineer™ who is engineering a better life for the next generation, socially. For more information, please visitwww.kevinlnichols.com.
[February 2, 2015] SAN FRANCISCO – Please join the California Democratic Party and President Barack Obama for a Pre-Valentine’s Day Dinner in San Francisco on February 13, 2015. The address and other details will be disseminated upon your RSVP.
OK, it’s time to gear up for my first “election” (but it’s not really an election)! For clarity, I am not running for an office, but I am running to represent the 15th Assembly District as a delegate to the California Democratic State Convention. A delegate attends the annual convention, networks with other Democrats, represents the district, elects party officers, promotes the California Democratic Party agenda, endorses candidates for statewide, legislative and congressional office, and votes to endorse resolutions and ballot measures. For more information, please visit http://www.cadem.org/page?id=0080.
I have an extensive background as a litigation, diversity, and social media marketing consultant who resides in Assembly District 15. I have worked in multifaceted capacities in some of the most prolific international law firms in the country, such as Morrison & Foerster, Paul Hastings, Heller Ehrman, and Holland & Knight. My social networking prowess and capabilities have been featured on LinkedIn’s Hall of Fame, Yahoo’s Blog, in the Examiner,CNN Money, MarketWatch and the Wall Street Journal. I have worked to help elect Democrats on local, state, and federal elections as a campaign manager, field organizer, fundraiser, and social media strategist. I am curently the Executive Director of the African American Wellness Project in Oakland. Last year, I attended the California Democratic Convention and am prepared to take on more responsibility as an elected delegate. My passion and desire to improve our community will be reflected in my representation of your voice for our State.
I need registered voters who live in California Assembly District 15 to show your support by voting for me and Assembly Member Tony Thurmond‘s Slate on Saturday, January 10, 2015, from 2pm-4pm (you must be in line to register to vote by 4 pm) at the Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany, CA 94706. There is a $5 charge to cover election costs, but no one will be turned away. Here is Tony’s Slate:
Wendy Bloom – Berkeley
Karen Weinstein – Berkeley
Jess Dervin-Ackerman – Oakland
Rita Xavier – San Pablo
Jovanka Beckles – Richmond
Raquel Donoso – Richmond
Kathy Chao-Rothberg – San Pablo
Alejandro Soto-Vigil – Berkeley
Brett Badelle – Oakland
Ty Alper – Berkeley
Greg Lyman – El Cerrito
Kevin L. Nichols – El Cerrito
Alex Knox – Richmond
Charlie Davidson – Hercules
If you live within the district, which includes all or part of Hercules, Pinole, Richmond, El Cerrito, Albany, Kensington, Berkeley, Emeryville, and Oakland (please check http://www.aroundthecapitol.com/districts/maps.html?district=AD15 to confirm), then you can vote. If not, you can volunteer and help get other registered Democrats to the polls that do live in the district there that day! For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/groups/AD15Delegates2014 and to join my team and vote on January 10th, please visit http://bit.ly/1wwvydb.
Thank you in advance for your time and continued support!
– Kevin L. Nichols – The Social Politician ™