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Renton, WA - September 15, 2023 - El'ona Kearney, candidate for governor of Washington State, held a Hattitude Brunch event on August 26, 2024, coinciding with Women's Equality Day. The event took place in Renton, WA 98057, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and aimed to celebrate women's empowerment and unity.

As a black woman navigating the political landscape, Kearney faces unique challenges and societal expectations. Her campaign slogan, "Removing labels and uniting communities," reflects her commitment to authenticity and inclusivity. Kearney refuses to conform to stereotypes and is determined to be respected for her character and ideas.

At the Hattitude Brunch, Kearney addressed the issue of code-switching and the pressure for women, especially women of color, to fit into narrow stereotypes. She emphasized the importance of being true to oneself and advocated for a political environment where all voices are heard and valued.

Guest speakers at the event included Benita Horn, a DEI specialist, Sierra Jackson, a fashionista, and Edwina Martin-Arnold, a DEI professional. The speakers shared insights on topics such as Overcoming Imposter Syndrome, Mastering the Art of Positive Pivoting, Effective Conflict Resolution, and Embracing Your Public and Private Self.

The Hattitude Brunch provided an opportunity for women to come together, support one another, and empower each other to break barriers and challenge societal norms. Kearney's message of unity and authenticity resonated with attendees, many of whom expressed admiration for her courage in entering the political arena.

For Kearney, the Hattitude Brunch was not just a celebration of Women's Equality Day but also a reaffirmation of her commitment to creating a more equitable and inclusive society. As she continues her campaign for governor, Kearney remains dedicated to amplifying the voices of women and marginalized communities and fighting for meaningful change.

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El'ona Kearney is a candidate for governor of Washington State. With a background in the military, entrepreneurship, and advocacy, Kearney brings a unique perspective to the political arena. Her campaign is centered on removing labels, uniting communities, and creating a government that works for all its citizens.

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