As I connected with supporters throughout Los Angeles, I remembered why I decided to do this. At each stop, people lined up and packed rooms of all sizes for the chance to hear my story and vision for the future of our country.
At Bell Gardens High School, students wanted to know what it was like to grow up on the westside of San Antonio, a community that isn’t much different than their own. They asked me tough questions about immigration and education, and showed me clearly how and why representation matters. It was clear that in me, these students see themselves and the potential to live their dreams.
In a UCLA Chicano Studies class packed with 300 students, I was asked about everything from climate change and racial justice issues to my views on foreign policy. At City Club LA, I was met with an enthusiastic crowd of supporters who helped make two things very clear: voters want someone who has the experience to get things done and the determination to chart a new course for our country where everyone counts, and no one is left behind.
That’s why I’m asking you to chip in $10 or $20 today to help me get to as many cities as possible. Will you help us?
With your help we can create one nation, with one destiny.