Hamptons Happenings :Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook is running for Congress
Suzan “Sujay” Johnson Cook is a Democrat running to represent the people of New York’s 13th Congressional District in the United States Congress, because the people of the 13th District matter, and our diverse, collective voices and values need to be heard in Washington. Dr. Suzan Denise Johnson Cook is a presidential advisor, pastor, theologian, author, activist, and academic who served as the United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom from April, 2011 to October 2013 and now she is running for Congress.
Sujay is the daughter of a Harlem schoolteacher and an MTA motorman-turned successful small business owner, Suzan “Sujay” Johnson Cook was raised understanding the importance of service to her community. A native of Harlem and the Bronx and a respected local and national faith leader who served in the administrations of Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and for three cabinet secretaries, including Hillary Clinton, Sujay’s career has been about bringing people together and lifting them up.
Sujay is also a mother, community leader and advocate for women and families. Sujay believes that the answers to our most pressing challenges will come from the mobilized communities of the Heights, Harlem, Inwood and the Bronx fighting for change and sending a different kind of leader to Washington.
A lifelong resident of Harlem and the Bronx, Sujay understands the unique challenges and opportunities that our families face, including the fact that many of the district’s African-American and Latino residents are finding it more and more difficult to continue to reside and work in the communities which they call home.
When she is elected, her focus will be on the people she serves-not on advancing her own political agenda.
Suzan Johnson Cook is different. Throughout her career in the ministry, a published author and policy advisor to President Clinton and as the first African-American and the first woman to hold the diplomatic post of Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom representing President Obama and former secretary Clinton in dozens of nations around the globe, she has proven herself as a person who brings people together.
In Congress, she’ll fight for the continued growth and progress of the people and families from Harlem, the Heights, Inwood and the Bronx. The 13th District deserves nothing less.
On Saturday, August 15th fundraiser in Sag Harbor, from 4 pm to 6 pm at the home of Phillip and Ann Morrow, 26 Walker Ave, Sag Harbor, NY.
To purchase your tickets for the event please click here or on the invitation below. Please purchase your tickets before August 3rd.