Carl’s Comments: Successful Launch of Road to the White House Series!

With at least 23 announced candidates for President of the United States, just on the Democrat side of the aisle, it can be hard to see through the forest to spot the individual trees. The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, in partnership with KQED, is working to ensure that Bay Area residents have a much better sense of each candidate and where they stand on issues of importance to our region, state and nation.

Leadership Group’s CEO, Carl Guardino, Washington State Governor, Jay Inslee and KQED’s Scott Shafer

Our “Road To The White House” series of “Employee & Campus Town Halls,” allows us – as citizens – to interact directly with candidates who would like to be our next President. In addition to the folks who can join us in person, KQED radio – the top NPR affiliate in the United States and the top voice for electronic news in Northern California – is broadcasting the Town Halls . . . in their entirety . . . on-air. This allows each of us to hear top-tier candidates in an unfiltered, in-depth way.

Last week, we hosted the second in our series with a “Campus Town Hall” at Santa Clara University with Father Michael Engh, President of the University and a Member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Board of Directors. Our guest was former HUD Secretary & former Mayor of San Antonio (America’s 7th largest city with 1.5 million people), with a discussion on immigration, education, taxes, transportation, housing, technology and data privacy. Two weeks before, in partnership with our Silicon Valley Community Foundation and President Nicole Taylor, our “Road To The White House” series featured current Washington Governor Jay Inslee, with a key focus on Climate Change.

Leadership Group’s CEO, Carl Guardino, Former HUD Secretary, Julián Castro and KQED’s Scott Shafer

Go to our official Road to the White House landing page to listen to the KQED broadcast of each town hall as it becomes available. Plus, stay tuned for upcoming opportunities to interact directly with these Presidential Candidates. More have already been booked, which we will announce soon.

Through this series of in-depth, interactive interviews, your Silicon Valley Leadership Group and KQED want to ensure that the “Road To The White House” travels directly through Silicon Valley.

– Carl Guardino, CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group | May 23, 2019