When you envision someone who is leading a massive African American outreach effort to educate the community on America’s fiscal issues, most likely a copper-haired Jewish orthodontist doesn’t come to mind. In this case, Dr. Larry Kawa not only shatters preconceptions but challenges traditional alliances and ways of thinking.
Dr. Kawa, who has built up one of South Florida’s most successful orthodontic practices and who serves as an Orthodontist to the Florida Panthers, has made it his mission to educate the masses on the current financial state of our nation, especially within the African American community. He views understanding the facts of our nation, separate from liking the people who run our government, as the the deciding factor that could place the United States back on a solid fiscal path.
As the kickoff to what will most likely be a national effort, Dr. Kawa is hosting a “State of the Nation” event for over 500 people tonight May 30 at 7:00 p.m. In the Embassy Suites of Boca Raton. Speakers include: former U.S. Congressman Allen West; Michael Steele, the first African American chairman of the Republican National Committee; Niger Innis, national spokesperson for the Congress of Racial Equality; author and political activist, Kevin Jackson; former Florida Lt Governor Jennifer Carroll; and Dr. Kawa (see his recent appearance on FOX Business).
The goal of the event is to put the economy in simple, understandable terms to explain exactly how our U.S. government is spending. According to Dr. Kawa, “America is one big company; and we are all on the board of directors. We all need to understand how our company is doing without all of the spin and bias that is given to us by the media.”
Dr. Kawa is the sole sponsor of this event. Although he has been offered sponsorship for the event numerous times, he has not and will continue to not accept any sponsors, in order to ensure that there are no outside influences that can distort the important message of the event.
When asked why he created this event, Dr. Kawa responded, “A lot of my close friends are black. When speaking with them, they told me that they feel disenfranchised when it comes to discussing the national economy. They deserve better, and I’d like to help give them better. In America, we have the right to vote. Because we have that right, we should be educated on the facts, with no personal influences or biases. Often politics is more about money and less about the message. I want this dinner to be all about the message, which is why I am not accepting any offers of sponsorship.”
The event will discuss the economy and fiscal conservatism. According to Kawa, “There are different reasons to spend. The U.S. government should spend money in order to create jobs. Our money should not be spent on pet projects and lobbyists’ private agendas. We are $17 trillion in the hole; therefore, we should focus on helping taxpayers and America grow by stimulating the economy, increasing job growth, and increasing the revenue of the IRS without increasing tax rates.”
According to Dr. Kawa, “The message is universally acceptable. It’s against wasteful spending. We’re inviting hard working, patriotic, loyal Americans whose partisanship has been split, to educate them on how our government is spending our hard-earned dollars.”
For more information, visit balanceournation.com.