At a time of massive political discontent we need a new administration that has both vision and courage.
I am currently working as hard as I can to see that Donald Trump is defeated – that Hillary Clinton is elected president and that Democrats gain control of the US House and Senate.
The day after the election – working with millions of grass-roots activists – I intend to do everything possible to make certain that the new president and Congress implement the Democratic platform – the most progressive agenda of any major political party in the history of the United States.
That agenda includes overturning the disastrous Supreme Court decision on Citizens United – raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour – expanding Social Security- breaking up ‘too-big-to-fail banks’ – making public colleges and universities tuition-free for the middle class and rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure.
It also includes pay equity for women – a new approach toward trade – aggressive action to combat climate change – raising taxes on the wealthy and large corporations – lowering prescription drug prices, a significant movement toward universal health care and major reforms in our criminal justice and immigration systems.
If this election has taught us anything it is that the American people are sick and tired of the economic political, and media status quo.
They are tired of a rigged economy in which millions work longer hours for lower wages while 52 percent of all new income goes to the top 1 percent.
They are tired of billionaires like Trump and large profitable corporations not paying a nickel in federal income taxes while the middle class pays their fair share to support governmental services.