I just walked off stage at the Iowa Hall of Fame Dinner.
Every time I’m back in Iowa, I think about my grandma and our family that was raised in the mining town of Buxton.
They lived together, worked together, built a community together. Affirming that we in America have a common purpose, that we have a shared American dream and American destiny.
We are for all workers and the dignity of their work because every American worker deserves a living wage, the right to a union, and to retire with dignity and security.
Our party doesn’t need a savior — we need each other. We need to deepen our bonds, organize, build community strength.
This election is not a referendum on one person, in one office — it’s a referendum on who we are, and who we must be to each other.
Donald Trump wants this election to be about him, on his terms and on his toxic turf. That’s how he wins. We win when we rise.
I’m running for President because we in America can’t take four more years of Donald Trump. But beating Donald Trump is the floor — it is not the ceiling.
This is the call of our country — we come from generations that, no matter what the challenge, kept their eyes on the prize.
With grace and grit,