NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The candidate camp of Haitian presidential front-runner Dr. Maryse Narcisse, party of the Fanmi Lavalas, formally announced today that a private fundraising event was held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2016, at the Shelburne Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The purpose of the private event was to not only fundraise but also draw a crowd of both political and celebrity VIPs for major campaign support. Among the 328 attendees were key figures, such as actor, director and political activist Danny Glover; Dr. Narcisse's Presidential Campaign Director, Senior Adviser, Leslie Voltaire, and a number of progressive celebrities. Glover not only attended as a key speaker for the evening but also released a video endorsement for the Haitian presidential front-runner. The endorsement comes on the heels of an initial election plagued by corruption in 2015. Dr. Narcisse's political party, Fanmi Lavalas, vigorously represents a majority of people across the country. The return of the party is welcomed within Haiti; it had been excluded from previous elections post the second coup d'état of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 2004. Dr. Narcisse hopes that this time; they will be provided with a fair and free election on October 9, 2016. Video of Danny Glover's endorsement can be seen here: https://youtu.be/ZiVayY3morU.
"I have the opportunity to come to New York on many occasions. And it is a great city. I have this specific opportunity to come on this occasion and do something that's very important. There is an election on October 9th in Haiti and it is an important election for the Haitian people because they have the opportunity to elect their president — the People's President, Dr. Narcisse," states Danny Glover. "I want to say that I am here as a Haitian at heart to say that I am in full support of her and so excited for the opportunity that the Haitian people have to have a president who cares, who fights, who will change the world and change their world. Thank you very much, Dr. Narcisse."
With a Doctorate of Medicine from the State University of Haiti, Dr. Narcisse is also a longtime advocate for democracy, health care and education. The candidate boasts previous seats as the National Coordinator of the Executive Committee of the Organization Fanmi Lavalas, Board Member of the Aristide Foundation, and Public Health Consultant to date. With her vast experience and popularity in Haiti, Narcisse is the likely front-runner to win the 2016 election and become the 42nd president of Haiti. Her election into the position would be subsequent to Haiti's former president, Michel Martelly, who was forced to resign as his five-year term ended in political and electoral crisis.
"As we move towards victory in Haiti, Mr. Glover's support comes at an opportune time as he has been involved in many issues regarding democracy, including those surrounding Africa, Haiti and Caribbean political affairs," states Dr. Narcisse's Presidential Campaign Director and Senior Adviser, Leslie Voltaire. "Serving as UNICEF Ambassador, he plays a critical role in raising awareness on the issues of disease, poverty and economic development that have plagued Haiti, which also aligns with Dr. Narcisse's plans to rebuild. As we run a clean democratic campaign our presidential rival Jovenel Moise is campaigning with Senatorial Candidate Guy Phillipe who is currently wanted by the DEA for allegedly participating in illegal drug trade."
Dr. Maryse Narcisse, along with her Presidential Campaign Director and Senior Adviser, Leslie Voltaire, is available for immediate interview about the Haiti presidential election. For more information on Dr. Maryse Narcisse or media inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.877.841.7244.
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SOURCE Dr. Maryse Narcisse, party of the Fanmi Lavalas