Reshma Raises For Obama

Reshma Saujani, who lost a contentious Congressional election  to Carolyn Maloney in 2010, will be hosting a fundraiser for Barack Obama’s re-election next month.

In an email to her supporters, Ms. Saujani said the event will be “one of the last intimate events with the President in NYC,” and he notes that “long term friends like Deepak Chopra and Russell Simmons” are slated to attend.

Ms. Saujani received a considerable amount of attention for her 2010 run against Ms. Maloney. In that election, she received the support of a number of prominent members of the New York City financial and tech communities, including Diana Taylor, companion to Mike Bloomberg, Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter and financier Steven Rattner. She slammed Ms. Maloney for being out of touch and for failing to protect the city’s financial industry, but was tarnished with her own ties to Wall Street and went down to a 60-point defeat.

And she has remained close to the Obama administration –last year, the White House called her out by name on their official blog.

She has since gone on to work as an aide to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, and but has remained active in the city’s tech scene, helping lead an effort to get Congress to vote down a law on Internet privacy that the tech community considered too onerous.

Ms. Sauani is reportedly considering a run for public advocate.

Minimum ticket price for the fundraiser at ABC Carpet & Home is an even $1,000, but guests are encouraged to send the maximum $71, 600.


Full details below:


As many of you know I am put together an intimate evening with the President on March 1st at ABC Carpet and Home. I have been working this event for almost six months, bringing together long term friends like Deepak Chopra and Russell Simmons, so I know it is going to be very special evening.

Please let us know if you would like to join or sign up to be a host. We would love to have you there. We are going to have some incredible performers which will be announced soon. This is one of the last intimate events with the President in NYC! The President needs our support. Please join me in showing him the New York love!


Gala Reception with President Barack Obama

Deepak Chopra, Paulette Cole, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Russell Simmons, and Phil Suarez

Thursday, March 1st at 5:00PM
at ABC Carpet & Home (888 Broadway at 19th Street)

Contribution Options:Guest: $1,000

Host: Write $10,000 or Raise $25,000 (Includes photo reception and gala)

Vice Chair: Write $35,800 or Raise $50,000 (Includes greet, photo reception, and gala)

Chair: Write $71,600 or Raise $100,000 (Includes greet, photo reception, gala, and program acknowledgement)

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