Saturday, March 2, 2019. New York City – Today was the first event of Senator Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential campaign. The rally was at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn.
Excerpt from his speech today: “I want to thank all of you for being part of a campaign which is not only going to win the Democratic nomination, which is not only going to defeat Donald Trump, who is the most dangerous president in modern American history, but with your help we are going to transform this country and, finally, create an economy and a government which works for all of us, and not just the one percent.
Today, at our very first rally, I want to welcome you to a campaign which says, loudly and clearly, that the underlying principles of our government will not be greed, hatred and lies. It will not be racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia and religious bigotry. It will not be tax breaks for billionaires and efforts to trough millions off their health care that they currently have. This campaign is going to end all of that. The principles of our government will be based on justice: on economic justice, on social justice, on racial justice, on environmental justice.
Today, I welcome you to a campaign which tells the powerful special interests who control so much of our economic and political life that we will no longer tolerate the greed of corporate America and the billionaire class – greed which has resulted in this country having more income and wealth inequality than any other major country on earth.”
Bernie Sanders says on his website www.BernieSanders.com: “No one candidate, not even the greatest candidate you could imagine, is capable of taking on Donald Trump and the billionaire class alone. There is only one way we win — and that is together.”