“We are incredibly proud of the monumental energy that young people exerted as part of the political process,” says Jarvis Houston, Co-founder of The Young & Powerful Group. “Since the inception of The Young & Powerful Group, budding leaders from across the country have dedicated tremendous effort towards electing a president who advocates for all Americans. The festivities planned for the Inauguration present a phenomenal opportunity to unite in celebration of this unforgettable moment in our nation’s history.”
A national grassroots campaign of the Young & Powerful Political Action Committee, Young & Powerful for Obama embarked on a multi-city circuit that resulted in more than 25 fundraising receptions across the country in cities including Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Charlotte raising more than $250,000 during the 2008 and 2012 campaigns. The organization also fueled massive volunteer efforts through Get Out to Vote (GOTV) initiatives with bus trips to key battleground states.
“The efforts of many dedicated Young & Powerful professionals will be actualized in Washington on January 21, 2013 when President Obama will be sworn in for a second term. This is what happens when we BELIEVE!,” shares Felix Sorgho, Co-founder of The Young & Powerful Group. “The celebrations will unite all of our cities, supporters, and partners who will undoubtedly continue to work together to lead our nation into its next chapter of greatness.”
The Young & Powerful Group is accepting credentialed requests, keynote speakers, and strategic partners and have officially released tickets to be purchased at http://yp-inauguration.eventbrite.com. Events will be led by an Executive Committee and Host Committee members consisting of supporters and emerging leaders around the country.
For more information regarding The Young & Powerful Group or the Inauguration events, email inauguration2013@
Ultimate Collection of Inauguration Events
UNITE | Kick-Off Reception
Friday, January 18, 2013 from 7PM - 11PM
Tabaq Bistro at 1336 U Street NW
ACTION | Roundtable Political Forum
Saturday, January 19, 2013
CAPTIVATE | Variety & Comedy Show
Saturday, January 19, 2013
FORWARD | Emerging Leaders Brunch
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 10:00AM
L’enfant Plaza Hotel at 480 L’enfant Plaza SW
ENCHANT | Semi-Formal Event
Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 7PM - 11PM
DREAM | Black Tie Gala & Rising Stars Award Ceremony
Marks the President’s Inaugural swearing in on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 21, 2013 at 8PM
O Street Mansion at 2020 O Street NW
About Young & Powerful:
Started by a group of politically engaged emerging leaders in their of 20’s and 30’s, The Young & Powerful Group played an incredible role in President Barack Obama’s historical bid for presidency. A generation of young professionals from more than 15 cities seized ownership and collectively raised over $250,000 towards the 2008 and 2012 campaigns. The organization will continue to use this same energy as a professional development, community building, and political engagement tool to set a new standard in mobilizing emerging leaders to effectuate change.