Together, You Can Redeem
the Soul of Our Nation
Though I am gone, I urge you to
answer the highest calling of your
heart and stand up for what you
By John Lewis
Mr. Lewis, the civil rights leader who died on July 17, wrote this essay shortly before his death, to be published upon the day of his funeral.
While my time here has now come to an end, I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me. You filled me with hope about the next chapter of the great American story when you used your power to make a difference in our society. Millions of people motivated simply by human compassion laid down the burdens of division. Around the country and the world you set aside race, class, age, language and nationality to demand respect for human dignity. (link to full essay on NY Times)
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"Enough. It’s time for us to take a hard look at uncomfortable truths. It’s time for us to face the deep, open wound we have in this nation. We need justice for George Floyd."
– Joe Biden
June 2, 2020
by Vice President Joe Biden
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“I can’t breathe.” “I can’t breathe.”
George Floyd’s last words. But they
didn’t die with him. They’re still being heard. They’re echoing across this nation.
They speak to a nation where too often just the color of your skin puts your life at risk.
They speak to a nation where more than 100,000 people have lost their lives to a virus – and 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment – with a disproportionate number of these deaths and job losses concentrated in black and brown communities.
And they speak to a nation where every day
millions of people – not at the moment of
losing their life – but in the course of living
their life – are saying to themselves,
“I can’t breathe.”
It’s a wake-up call for our nation. For all of us.
Read entire speech
The August 4 primary is right around the corner, and we have been working hard to get out the vote. Please remind your family and friends to return their ballot through the mail or at a drop box. For a list of ballot drop box locations, visit VoteWA.gov.
More than 8,000 phone calls and 50,000 texts have gone to 2nd District voters this past week. And on Wednesday, I am joining Washington Democrats, Helen Price Johnson and Dave Paul for a GOTV tour phone bank. Sign up to join us at bit.ly/3eO9ZTx.
I am currently in Washington, D.C., voting. I recently voted for the Great American Outdoors Act, a bipartisan bill to permanently, fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and help address the maintenance backlog at national parks and public lands. I am committed to staying in session as long as it takes to pass a robust COVID-19 relief package to help with unemployment and support workers, families and small business owners.
I also recently announced that I have been endorsed by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare for my efforts to strengthen Social Security and Medicare, stand against privatizing Social Security and lower prescription drug costs. Visit ricklarsen.org/endorsements for a full list of endorsements.
I hope to earn your support!