John Kasich at the 2019 Joe and Peggy Maher Leadership Forum

LI Herald News - Former Ohio Governor John Kasich Tackles Divisiveness at Molloy College Forum - April 18, 2019

Encourages Rockville Centre audience to start changing the world

By: Ben Strack

Tackling divisiveness, disrupting the status quo, showing up for something you believe in and changing the world were just a few of the messages former Ohio Gov. John Kasich shared with a crowd of several hundred at Molloy College on April 10.

"We attempt to educate the next generation of leaders," Molloy President Drew Bogner told audience members before Kasich was introduced. "We expect our students to define success by what they do for others." Kasich, 66, who ran in the Republican presidential primary in 2016, spoke candidly about a range of ideas during his hour on the Madison Theatre stage. He ignored the lectern, pacing the stage and meeting the eyes of audience members as he delivered his talk, "How to Heal Our Political Divisions," at the Rockville Centre college's 15th Joe and Peggy Maher Leadership Forum.

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Long Island Business News - April 11, 2019

Kasich: Focus on Kindness

By: Adina Genn

Former Ohio Governor John Kasich was at Molloy College in Rockville Centre Wednesday, urging the audience to focus on kindness. Through kindness, he told audience members at the college's Madison Theatre, they can overcome the divisive tone some find in today's political environment.

"Don't leave people out," Kasich said. "Find ways to help people and don't worry about their politics. Don't focus on the president, but channel your energy into family, work and neighbors."

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Newsday - April 10, 2019

Work Locally to Unite the Nation, says John Kasich in Molloy College Address

By Zachary R. Dowdy

Volunteering, being kind to strangers, and helping a neighbor in need are simple, effective ways to heal a nation split by political tribalism, said former Ohio governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich during a speech Wednesday night at Molloy College in Rockville Centre.

"Instead of fighting about Trump or Hillary or Barr," Kasich told an audience of about 400 in the college's Madison Theatre, referring to President Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and  Attorney General William Barr, "spend  a little time at the church bazaar. Don't ask anybody who they voted for. Spend some time at the local pantry. Nobody's caring what your politics is." In his speech, titled "How to Heal Our Political Divisions," Kasich said local acts of kindness and civil civic engagement are the best antidotes for the polarized and partisan ideological warfare dividing the United States in 2019. The speech was part of Molloy's 15th Joe and Peggy Maher Leadership Forum.

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