Since Election Day, so-called “strategists” have said that Democrats need to choose whether we’re the party of the white working class or the party of Black Lives Matter.
They are wrong. I say we can care about a dad who’s worried that his kid will have to move away from their factory town to find good work – and we can care about a mom who’s worried that her kid will get shot during a traffic stop.
We shouldn’t be wasting energy arguing about whose issue matters most or who in our alliance should be voted off the island. What Democrats really need is some backbone to get in the fight for working families – to be strong when we lay out a plan to make this country work for the people instead of the powerful.
This month, I spoke to thousands of progressive grassroots organizers about how we pick sides and fight for our values. I wanted to make sure you had a chance to watch this speech and share it with your Facebook friends.
We don’t have to tip-toe around what we believe in. We don’t have to hedge our bets. We don’t have to ask permission from the pundits or the corporate CEOs – and we sure don’t have to ask permission from Mitch McConnell.
When we’re bold enough to stand up for our values, when we’re bold enough to stand up for our fellow Americans, that’s when we ARE powerful.
This fight is my fight – and this fight is our fight. So let’s go win it.