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December 1, 2014

Adelphi Welcomes Long Island Metro Business Action and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice

Pictured from left to right: Jasmine Brown, Sarah Cinquemani, George Giakoumis, Kathleen Rice (N.C.D.A.), Bethann Balalaos, Elizabeth Rilling, Jennifer Lin, Alexa Savino, (unknown), Michael Manzo, Jazmine Javier, Catherine Rudell, and Stephanie Lerner.

Pictured from left to right: Jasmine Brown, Sarah Cinquemani, George Giakoumis, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, Bethann Balalaos, Elizabeth Rilling, Jennifer Lin, Alexa Savino, (unknown), Michael Manzo, Jazmine Javier, Catherine Rudell, and Stephanie Lerner.

Jasmine Brown:

“I have been interning for the finance/fundraising department of Kathleen Rice’s campaign for over a month now and this was the longest I ever heard her speak to one audience. Usually she speaks on one specific topic, so it was nice to hear her cover a wide array of issues and answer multiple questions.”

George Giakoumis:

“I was thrilled to experience a professional event like the LIMBA breakfast at the Alumni House. I found it to be a fascinating peek behind the curtain, and it was certainly something I won’t soon forget. Specifically, hearing District Attorney Kathleen Rice’s speech was a great opportunity, especially in light of her impending Congressional candidacy. I found that, having the opportunity to access the thought process behind many of her views, I understood them more clearly. Further, I was empathetic with many of her pet projects, including increased federal attention to the student loan problem, and her personal fight to end texting while driving. I am deeply thankful to Adelphi University and its political science department for extending to me the opportunity to attend such a wonderful event.”

Cathy Rudell:

“I enjoyed listening to Kathleen Rice speak about the need for more bipartisanship in Congress. Her views related to a research paper on political polarity I wrote last year entitled “Partisanship, Gridlock, and One-Party Domination.” Rice wants members of Congress to reach across the aisle by focusing less on their individual political views and more on the actual needs of the people. She understands that Americans want a socially and fiscally responsible government no matter what their political ideologies are. I appreciated hearing her views on topics that I am personally concerned with such as women’s rights and education reform. It was also interesting to learn about her tough policies regarding DWI’s, texting while driving, gun safety, and white-collar crime.”

Alexa Savino:

“The platform provided to Kathleen Rice by LIMBA and Adelphi University allowed students to become more intimately acquainted with her major legislative goals and priorities, namely enacting laws against drugged driving, alleviating burdens of student loan debt, improving education, and addressing issues particular to the socioeconomic climate of Long Island. Her comment regarding the uniqueness of her perspective regarding certain problems, as she considers them as a law enforcement official, will prove interesting as we observe her approach to several key political issues in the coming months. Personally, having the opportunity to ask Ms. Rice about the ways in which she intends to incorporate women’s issues into her agenda was a great honor.”

This piece appeared in the Political Science Newsletter Fall 2014 edition.
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