Shawna Vercher Hosts TV Documentary Series Launch Event with Prominent New Jersey Leaders

Shawna Presley Vercher, leading political media strategist, hosted an event in Kenilworth, New Jersey to launch her upcoming social justice reality series. The event, which took place at Galloping Hill, featured State Senator Nicholas P. Scutari and Assemblyman Jamel Holley as speakers and included dozens of community leaders from New Jersey, New York, and Maryland.

Shawna will Executive Produce and host the new series airing this Winter. The series, set to resume production this Summer, will be filmed in various locations throughout the United States and will highlight a number of topics making headlines including Veterans’ issues and justice reform. At the event, Shawna announced that cannabis legalization would be highlighted during one of the first episodes of the show.

Shawna entered the national spotlight as the founder of a prominent media and crisis management company. She has advised notable figures and brands such as Fortune 100 companies, award-winning celebrities, and campaigns for President, Governor, and Congress.

An award-winning speaker and author, her first book, “A Fearless Voice: How a National Scandal Made Me an Advocate for Building a Better America”, debuted as an Amazon Best Seller, landing in the Top 25 in Political Advocacy and in the Top 100 in Human Rights. Her second book, a motivational guide to movement building, is based on her work with her clients and with leading activist organizations around the world. The book title has yet to be released and is also due out this Fall.

The reality series will reveal the behind the scenes intersection between politics and entertainment by showcasing how candidates or issues are packaged to capture the attention of today’s media and the public. Producers of the show stated that their goal is to promote involvement in activism that extends beyond voting.

We are all paying attention to what is happening and we want to make a difference. The question I get asked most often is, ‘Where do I start?’

“Years ago I felt like I was begging people to get involved in our political process,” Shawna said. “Now we are all paying attention to what is happening and we want to make a difference. The question I get asked most often is, ‘Where do I start?’  That’s what I hope this show will do – provide a look at exactly how someone can have an impact in their own community right now…without having to learn everything about activism the hard way.”

Senator Scutari and Assemblyman Holley have been among the legislators leading the efforts to reform cannabis laws in New Jersey, with Scutari sponsoring the most recent bill in the State Senate to make regulated adult use legal. They each spoke to those in attendance about the importance of reforming the cannabis industry in a way that works for all citizens.

“Ending 82 years of cannabis prohibition, does not happen overnight,” said New Jersey State Senator Nicholas P. Scutari. Adding, “I am confident that what we are working on today will incorporate the best practices from those states that have implemented their programs before us and ensure that social justice reforms are implemented and a responsible and regulated industry is established.”

“Cannabis legalization without social justice reform will not happen under my watch.”

Assemblyman Holley stated, “I am proud of what we are doing to ensure that those that have been most negatively impacted by the failed War on Drugs, people who look like me and live in the neighborhoods that I grew up and now represent, that they can get their records expunged and move on with their lives. And if they want to be part of this new and exciting industry, that they have the same level playing field as everyone else.”

The series will be produced by Reine Media in cooperation with the Real Sisters, a New York-based production duo whose work with award-winning talent including Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Emily Blunt, Jon Stewart, and Matt Damon has been showcased worldwide.

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