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Gary Joins Senator Lena Taylor (WI) and Senator Nina Turner (OH) to Encourage Attendees to Get Involved in the Political Process

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The Democratic African-American Women’s Caucus (DAAWC) recently welcomed Attorney Willie E. Gary along with Senators Lena Taylor (WI) and Nina Turner (OH) as the keynote speakers at the Inaugural Candidacy Training Workshop. The one day conference was held in Fort Lauderdale at the Bahia Mar Hotel. Gary shared words of encouragement with elected officials, prospective candidates, and community and business leaders. The workshop offered a series of lectures and workshops about leadership and political campaign skills.

Throughout the day, attendees were presented with the opportunity to learn the art and science of fundraising and political campaign strategies. The workshop also focused on leadership and professional development, while providing a platform for networking among leaders and hopeful candidates.

The conference culminated with a dinner featuring keynote remarks by Gary, Senator Taylor and Senator Turner. Gary spoke to the caucus members and shared his personal success story to shed light on the fact that there will be definite highs and lows. Gary stated, “I want to applaud the Democratic African American Women’s Caucus for the good that you do individually and collectively. You are in the business of making a difference! You are in a position to bring about positive change!”

Attorney Willie E. Gary is no stranger to seeking justice.   Mr. Gary and his legal team are known for taking on some of the nation’s most powerful corporate giants. In 2014, a jury awarded Gary and his legal team an unprecedented $23.6 billion verdict against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company.  In 1995, a jury awarded Gary and his legal team a record-breaking, half-billion dollars against one of the world’s largest funeral chains, The Loewen Group. In addition, Gary is noted for winning a $240 million jury verdict in Orange County against the Walt Disney Corporation for his clients who alleged that Disney stole their idea for a sports theme park. In 2001, a jury awarded Gary a $139.6 million verdict for the Maris Distributing Company against Anheuser Busch.

From left to right: Victoria Kirby York, Tezlyn Figaro, Wisconsin Senator Lena Taylor, Willie E. Gary, Ohio Senator Nina Turner, Karen Teegarden, Leslie Wimes, Jessica Byrd and Pam Keith

From left to right: Victoria Kirby York, Tezlyn Figaro, Wisconsin Senator Lena Taylor, Willie E. Gary, Ohio Senator Nina Turner, Karen Teegarden, Leslie Wimes, Jessica Byrd and Pam Keith

Attorney Willie E. Gary (left) poses with Ohio Senator Nina Turner (right)

Attorney Willie E. Gary (left) poses with Ohio Senator Nina Turner (right)

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