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The other drink.
Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, New Jersey says there are some people in America.
Whoever resigned themselves to believe there will always be quarters of our country in poverty and bad schools.
But he wants to change that perception by helping his city become a place of hope.
A city that inspires people to believe once again that this is a nation of impossible injury it's.
We said in the very beginning we made a vision clear for areas Newark, New Jersey is going to be built urban who leader for change in these three areas public safety economic empowerment.
-- the quality of life for children and families in reforming government mayor.
Cory Booker is a man -- visions since becoming mayor of Newark, New Jersey six years ago.
Booker has been working passionately.
To make nor a prosperous city.
We're very blessed that deficit you have lots of assets already -- just -- played well the biggest transportation superstructure and the northeast.
The biggest college town in the state the biggest cultural and arts institutions in the state.
And we knew we -- just better positioned those do some things to remove the stain of north reputation of crime and corruption.
That that we would open the doors -- incredible development.
Booker cares deeply about the people of -- and shows it in many ways.
Whether it's getting out to shovel snow during a major snowstorm.
Or even risking his own life rushing into a burning third floor apartment to rescue a woman from flames and smoke.
Tell you if you would McCain when it came -- -- doubt in my apartment.
Saving one's life is symbolic of brokers determination to save a city that was on the brink of despair.
Crime and corruption plagued the city and kept it from experiencing any significant growth and development.
When Booker became mayor he immediately implemented a plan of attack.
You know we have a tough.
History of corruption in our city.
I was joked that you know -- the first merits of the 1970s hasn't been indicted.
Although they joke that there's still time yet -- but the reality is you we put in the Office of Inspector General -- ethics legislation all of these things to really clean up.
-- City Hall to make sure people knew that this was a fair place to do business.
And the plan is working.
At a time when cities are reeling from the tough economy -- -- says is experiencing its biggest development in its history since the 1950s.
Booker is credited with helping the city to change but he humbly says it's the people of -- who make the difference.
-- consider everyone is born and original but sadly most die copies are Michaels not to get people to be like me anywhere I want all of us to live more authentic true.
But what I wanna do my life is this hopefully through my courageous living to -- other people to tell their troops as well.
So that as we all shine brightly we all benefit from that collective spirit that -- the brilliance of what makes Cory Booker.
You know I feel blessed art I know how lucky I am as my faulty sourcing -- don't walk regulate you to triple you were born on third base.
I've I've been incredibly blessed in my life -- -- it reminded me look you drink deeply from wells of freedom and liberty that you did not dig.
And understand that it as a person's got all these benefits you can't just sit back and consuming get dumb fat happy if my that would say.
You -- metabolize her blessings and let them fuel you to continue the fight.
And so I think that's all the should realize is difficult times maybe we all are incredibly blessed.
-- we need to have an attitude gratitude and that compelled you there therefore to make the best out of yourself and to always give back others.
That's a lot of inspiration from a man of character a politician under mayor brokers administration more fortune 500 companies are now in considerations in discussion with the city.
About moving their businesses to -- the gateway city but he acknowledges that a lot more work still needs to be done.
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