Now this is a real honor-
Russellville, Arkansas-Democratic nominee, for the 3rd Congressional District Ken Aden has been invited to the White House in honor of his outstanding record of community service and his desire to help others across the state. In honor of Cesar Chavez Day 2012, the White House will honor community leaders who, like Cesar Chavez, have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of others throughout their community and across the Nation. The Cesar Chavez Champions of Change will be honored at a ceremony at the White House on March 29, 2012. Ken Aden was recently nominated for the award.
“I’m at a loss for words to even be recognized for my work within some of poorest communities of the state,” Aden said, “It came as a total surprise to receive the email from the White House. There’s simply nothing better than tirelessly working hard to make a difference. Many non profit organizations are working everyday behind the scenes to make the lives of so many people better.” he also added, “I miss my community work and hope to return to the non profit sector one day.”
The Office of Public Engagement solicited nominations to honor those who exemplify Cesar Chavez’ core values, including service to others, knowledge, innovation, acceptance of all people, and respect for life and the environment. After receiving nominations from across the nation, they have identified those who work the hardest on diverse issues throughout the country, and will honor them at the White House.
I’m sure Republicans are going to love the chance to attack Aden for being honored by the President for his *gasp!* community work helping the poorest Arkansans!!! After all, fighting hunger, starting community gardens, doing resume building workshops for the jobless, and getting toys to Arkansas kids who wouldn’t have a Christmas otherwise is, frankly, un-American, socialism, and probably means Ken Aden was secretly born in Kenya…
That said, this has nothing to do with Ken Aden the candidate. It has everything to do with Ken Aden the man and all the good work he has done and tried to do for Arkansans. His slogan is “People First” for a reason, because Ken has always tried to put people first.
You deserve this Ken, and we’re all proud of you for the good things you’ve done for Arkansas. And you’re going to make us even prouder when you are the Congressman from the third district.