Monday, February 29, 2016

Music Titans to Host Fundraiser for Ischia Bravo - Tue. March 1st

As momentum builds for her groundbreaking candidacy, entertainment industry heavyweights
Will endorse Ms. Bravo's vision for the 78th Assembly District and The Bronx

On Tuesday March 1st, 2016, Power 105.1 radio personality, Angela Yee and Executive Vice President of Def Jam Recordings, Shawn "Pecas" Costner, will join community leader, Ischia Bravo, for a special gathering of young professionals in support of Ms. Bravo’s bid to represent the 78th Assembly District of The Bronx.

Ischia Bravo, the former Executive Director of the Bronx Democratic County Committee under now-Speaker of the New York State Assembly Carl Heastie, launched her bid in early February 2016 to represent the neighborhoods of Belmont, Bedford and Kingsbridge in the State Assembly.

Ms. Bravo, 31, is a graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Hostos Community College, where she served as President of Student Government.  In addition to her time with the Democratic County Committee, her accomplishments include serving as a volunteer for the Latino Commission on AIDS, serving on the staff of both Congressman Jose Serrano & State Senator Jose M. Serrano, and serving as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention for President Barack Obama in 2012.  She is currently a member of Bronx Community Board #7.

Ms. Bravo credits her involvement with her community and the Democratic County Committee at a young age as being crucial to preserving her passion to serve the borough which raised her.  “I was given the reigns of the organization at a very young age,” relays Ms. Bravo. “I was a single mother in charge of the Democratic Committee, and I’m proud that I played a part to elect talented citizens who have gone on to serve The Bronx in an upstanding and noteworthy fashion as electedofficials.”

Ms. Bravo, now launching her own bid to serve her home district with “pride and dignity” in The Bronx and in Albany, is calling on young professionals to become more involved in their communities and the political process.  Joining Ms. Bravo in this effort on March 1st are radio personality Angela Yee of Power 105.1 and EVP of Def Jam Recordings Shawn "Pecas" Costner. 

Angela Yee is cohost of the popular The Breakfast Club's weekday morning show on Power 105.1.  Known for her candor on issues from relationships to politics, Ms. Yee has been a staple on radio since she began her career with Sirius in 2005.  In 2010, Ms. Yee moved to Power 105.1, and has since expanded her presence to TV, appearing on MTV2's Sucker Free and VH1’s reality show The Gossip Game.  

Shawn “Pecas” Costner, prior to his role as EVP at Def Jam, joined Island Def Jam as VP of Lifestyle Promotion before being promoted to SVP in 2010. Prior to his time at Island Def Jam, Coster worked in promotions for V2 Records, Elektra and Arista Records as Director of Urban Promotions for the Northeast Region.

Ms. Bravo wishes to highlight some of the great things young professionals are capable of.   “It is vital that we activate young professionals in our community,” said Ms. Bravo.  “We speak about the next generation being the future, but we cannot lose sight of the young men and women who are currently doing great things in our neighborhoods.  We cannot afford to lose valuable talent to other boroughs.”

March 1, 2016~ Bridges Bar & Lounge: 4100 E. Tremont Avenue,
Bronx NY from 6pm-9pm

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