Havens Kitchen....and Kirsten Gillibrand
I was invited to a small gathering of women to hear Kirsten Gillibrand speak. It was held at Havens Kitchen. Havens Kitchen is a fabulous new store that not only has specialty food products to purchase, they have cooking classes, a sweet event space and a nice big kitchen. The people behind Havens Kitchen have done a great job and I hope they hit one out of the ball park. Great concept.
I came to the event because my friend invited me and for her I came. I lost my interest in getting behind candidates a few years back because of the money, the game, the whole shooting match. I wrote about my experience awhile ago. Yet for the first time in awhile I liked what Kirsten said. She gets the issues that important to women. Healthcare, childcare, birth control, issues around obesity, education and jobs. You would think all senators would care about those issues and try to reach over the table and work together to get funding and bills that are proactive instead of reactive but unfortunately it is never that easy. What I like is that she is working with all the women in congress, regardless of their party affiliation to pass bills that are important to all of them and to work together. That is what I want to hear. We can agree to disagree with lets get something passed that makes us all happy. Really enjoyed listening to her and the other women in the room having a free flowing conversation. Kirsten has really grown into the job over the past three years.
So do I see myself getting back into the world of raising money for politicians? Never say never but I will absolutely support Kirsten...and Havens Kitchen going forward.