The best balance would be term limits that are quite long - say 18 years - that would be long enough for expertise and coalitions to be built up without letting legislators become totally careerist and self-dealing.
College is too expensive, forcing many to take out student loans that will saddle them with debt throughout their lives. I would forgive much of this debt and work with schools to reduce tuition. We can do much better for our young people.
You know what I find really odd - the transitive property of points of view. That is if I talk to someone I must believe everything they believe. That seems ridiculous to me. Of course people will believe different things.
The American people deserve a raise. One of the first things I’ll do as president is pass the LIFT Act to ensure the economy starts working again for working people by giving families up to $500/mo. I’ve met too many folks who are working 2-3 jobs just to make ends meet. Enough.
“These are not ordinary times and this is not an ordinary election. At stake is not simply the leadership of our party and even our country. It is our right to moral leadership of this planet.” —Bobby Kennedy
Here’s what really troubles me: The Trump administration keeps trying to deny science across the board. At our #WarrenTownHall, I made it clear: Climate change is one of the biggest crises we face, and we need to make big, structural changes in order to address it head on.
I'm in the fight for reproductive rights all the way. We need to: End the #HydeAmendment and Trump’s gag rule Pass the EACH Woman Act Ensure that #MedicareForAll includes contraception and abortion coverage Defend #TitleX family planning funding
We had a great organizing event in Detroit earlier this week, and one of the best parts was receiving more notes from people in the selfie line! I love reading about what gets people into this fight for big, structural change.
"We all help make this company run every day... We should have a say in how the company makes its decisions." –Cade, Walmart associate @Walmart workers deserve a living wage and seats on the corporate board. Period. #EndWalmartGreed @forrespectpic.twitter.com/NTn2h08zub
"The Waltons make $25,000 a minute and most of the workers do not make that in a year... The Waltons' greed must end." -Cynthia Murray, 19-year Walmart associate #EndWalmartGreed
"Being on the corporate board would give people with disabilities, like me, a voice." -Paula, @Walmart associate Together we are going to #EndWalmartGreed and make sure people like Paula are represented. @forrespect
I’m praying for Johana Medina Leon and her loved ones. Not a single person should die in ICE custody. We need to call out the number of trans women of color who’ve died under ICE custody, and we need answers.
Today, I took @DemRedistrict’s pledge to support fair districts and end partisan gerrymandering. I’m with @EricHolder all the way. The power belongs to the people, and voters should choose their representatives—not the other way around. #FairMaps
The teacher strikes in West Virginia and many more states in the last few years have transformed our country. Educators have a right to demand a better life and more investment in education. This is an attack on workers and it must not stand.
My mother’s dream was to own her own home, but we never came close. I remember being yelled at for going to the wrong store for groceries and paying more than I should’ve. I know where I came from. I know millions of families face the same struggle now.
How costs have risen in the last decade alone: Education: +65% Food: +26% Health care: +21% Housing: +16% Transportation: +11% We need college for all, Medicare for all and jobs for all if millennials are going to have a fair shot at a decent standard of living.
With bold investments, we can fight climate change, achieve the ambitious targets of the Green New Deal, and create more than a million good jobs here at home. I have a plan to invest at least $2 trillion in green research, manufacturing, and exporting.
Some big, “American” companies will ship jobs overseas and hollow out our cities if it'll save them a nickel. And many already have. I've got a plan to make sure a Warren administration will defend and create good American jobs.
Extremist lawmakers want to outlaw abortion—and they’re hoping the Supreme Court will back their scheme. Congress must pass new federal laws if we want to protect access to reproductive care.
I have a plan to provide affordable, high-quality child care and early education for every child. Find out exactly how much you'd save under my plan with our brand-new #UniversalChildCare
"O’Rourke leaned on his ties to El Paso, interspersing a nine-page policy paper with testimonials from immigrants. He drew a contrast between his ideas and what he called “cruel and cynical” immigration policies enacted by the Trump administration.
For more than a year, I have said I would vote to begin impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. Today's statement by Special Counsel Robert Mueller only added to the urgency. Congress must act.
By showing up to meet with, listen to, and learn from people everywhere -- in El Paso but also in Iowa, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, communities across this country -- we created an American immigration plan that overcomes years of inaction.
As Mueller reiterates there were "multiple, systemic efforts to interfere in our election," Trump calls it a hoax. He invited these attacks, obstructed the investigation into them & told Putin there will be no consequences for launching a concerted attack on our political system.
"I arrived in the U.S. when I was 13 with my mother after we lost our home during Hurricane Wilma. I've always pushed myself to be the best I can be, and when I graduate I want to use my degree to better this country and society." -David, who is a DACA recipient.
Jose studied medicine in Venezuela but left because of the political climate. Since then, he's opened two clinics in El Paso and a restaurant. With Jose's story in mind, let's do more to empower everyone to contribute to the shared greatness of our communities, economy & country.
Evelyn is a survivor of human trafficking and now helps other survivors build new lives for themselves in the US. We must work with our global partners to fight violence and poverty while bolstering our shared security and prosperity. Our plan does that.
We're going to do something today that the media doesn't often do. We're going to talk about why it is that 3 families own almost as much wealth as the bottom half of America. Join our town hall in Londonderry, New Hampshire.
Those in power have spent decades keeping people out of their democracy. Glad Whitley is gone. Grateful for the Texans who made it happen. Now let's pass a new Voting Rights Act to ensure everyone is able to cast their vote and have their voice heard.
.@BostonLogan airport workers keep us safe and get us where we need to go. I’m glad that @MassAGO is holding contractors accountable, and making sure workers are paid every penny they’ve earned.
Grateful for the opportunity to spend Memorial Day with neighbors at Fort Bliss National Cemetery where El Pasoans are joining together to honor, remember, and give thanks to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
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Let’s end these love affairs with dictators and strongmen. Now, it’s siding with Kim over someone who's dedicated his life to public service for this country. But it's also Putin and MbS. Duterte and el-Sisi. As Trump does this, he turns his back on us, our democracy, our allies.
This president has caged children, separated families, failed to reunite them, and lost the lives of at least six kids in our care. All at the expense of our humanity and our values, not to the benefit of our safety. We must do better, and under my administration we will.
The Trump Administration continues to break up families and deport people who pose no harm to public safety. This is unconscionable. As president, I will reinstate DACA and implement DAPA to protect Dreamers and their parents from deportation.
This week I released a plan that would force corporations to prove they are not engaging in pay discrimination. The gender pay gap won’t quickly close on its own unless we take action. Corporations must be held accountable.
Our economy isn’t working for most Americans. An unexpected expense shouldn’t throw your life into financial chaos. My LIFT Act will give families up to $500 per month to help make ends meet.
Selling more weapons to Saudi Arabia doesn't make America safer or align with our country's values. It only benefits defense contractors and @realDonaldTrump's alarming desire to sow chaos abroad. l'll do everything I can in Congress to stop it.
This administration covered up the death of a ten-year-old child — why should we trust them when they say there are no others? Congress should investigate these deaths and hold those responsible accountable immediately.
Five years ago this week, I was nominated by President @BarackObama to serve in his cabinet as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. An incredible honor I’ll never forget.pic.twitter.com/nt8B8Q9c7D
2020 candidate @JulianCastro says "it's a mistake not to move forward with impeachment right now." "The mistake is that really you're playing into his hand by giving him a clean bill of health" by not starting impeachment despite Trump's wrongdoing.
Raise the minimum wage Ensure equal pay for equal work Get big money out of politics At last month's #WorkersForum, @JulianCastro laid out his plans for an economy that works for ALL Americans—not just the rich and powerful:
In case these past few weeks haven’t made it clear: Roe v. Wade is under attack. Lawmakers across our nation are trying to take a woman’s right to make decisions about her body away from her. We will fight with everything we have to protect that right.
Disabled students are twice as likely to be expelled and are more likely to be referred to the police, putting them in the same school-to-prison pipeline that ensnares students of color. Our kids deserve accommodation, not incarceration.
30 million students participate in the National School Lunch Program — instead of shaming our children for their lunch debts, we need to tackle the problem of food insecurity in America.
This is a despicable act of cowardice. This vandalism is meant to divide us – but I know it only strengthens the resolve of the people of Dorchester and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Last week, @SenatorMenendez, @NydiaVelazquez & I questioned @FEMA about the delays. Now, the agency has confirmed the hospital on Vieques will be rebuilt. It's a critical win for the people of Puerto Rico – and we’ll be with them every step of the way.
Last night, I voted for a major bipartisan disaster relief package that will help people across the country recover from natural disasters like hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires. When we work together, our nation comes out on top.
“I say to McDonald's CEO @SteveEasterbrk: Be a leader. Set an example for the entire fast food industry to follow. Raise your minimum wage to $15 an hour and respect the constitutional right of all of your workers to form a union.”
“Raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour: -Amazon -Disneyland -Costco -Target Still paying poverty wages: -@Walmart Walmart is owned by the richest family in America. They must pay ALL workers a living wage.”
“In 1981, we won our race for City Hall in Burlington by 10 votes. Just 10 votes. Don't let anyone tell you that you cannot make a difference when you get involved in the political process. https://t.co/e1GywAAttt”
“A lot of 2020 candidates are throwing their support behind strikes. But @BernieSanders is taking it to a new level by using his email lists to directly rally support for picket lines, as he did today for striking McDonald's workers. My story: https://t.co/KFIAS6JKFN”
“If Amazon can raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour, there is no reason that McDonald’s—a company that took in $1.4 billion in profit and paid its CEO $22 million—can’t also pay its workers a living wage.”
“Muhlaysia Booker, Dana Martia, Claire Legato, Ashanti Carmon and Michelle Washington should be alive today. The attacks against trans people, and trans women of color in particular, are part of a bigotry which has got to end. https://t.co/yhxx2mqPy6”
“The right to vote is fundamental to participation in our society. This bill will remove barriers to reintegration and restore voting rights for thousands of Nevadans. I commend Speaker @JasonFrierson and the Nevada Legislature for passing this legislation.”
The paths that we are pushing on our young people are often expensive and vulnerable to automation. We should be promoting technical and vocational training, apprenticeships and skilled trades instead of just college.
The Freedom Dividend would be a great way to create a genuine economy around elder care - right now there is a need for home health care aides but not enough money going to them and other services. America is aging fast
Had a blast speaking at the @WSJ Future of Everything Festival last night. Was asked about a federal jobs guarantee - while I understand the spirit of it it would be much better to work for ourselves than the government.
Having journalists who are paid tens of thousands of dollars a year and work in a contracting industry being responsible for the additional award of tens of millions of dollars to pro athletes whom they are in regular contact with seems like something you would want to avoid.
Preserving America's natural resources and public lands is a duty we owe to our forefathers and to future generations. Let's keep America's lands beautiful, its monuments intact, and its water drinkable.
“At this pivotal moment, we must do everything we can to protect abortion access. I'm proud that my home state of Vermont is taking this major step to say that women, not the government, have the ultimate right to control their bodies."
Since day one, my campaign refused contributions from PACs, corporations, and lobbyists. Today I announced we're also refusing contributions from oil, gas, and coal executives—so you know my priorities are with the health of our families, climate and democracy. #NoFossilFuelMoney
Enjoyed working with @LeAnn_Wallace and the @SpecNewsATX team today! @JulianCastro visited #Durham #NC to support McDonald's employees on strike for better wages and working conditions, many workers say their harassment complaints have been brushed
While @McDonalds has raked in billions in profits each year, they've failed to adequately pay their employees, let them unionize, or protect them from sexual harassment. Proud to stand with @RevDrBarber and @MaryKayHenry to strike for workers across the country.
The onus shouldn’t be on working women to prove they aren’t being paid equally, it should be on large corporations. As far as I am concerned, this is a simple American value — pay people for the work they do.http://kamalaharris.org/equalpay
I'm proud to cosponsor the Women’s Health Protection Act. It would #StopTheBans by enshrining Roe v. Wade into federal law – ensuring everyone in this country has access to abortion, no matter where they live. #ActForWomen