Detroit is the Future

Hello all. Thank you for the support – I appreciate it more than you know. The Humanity First Tour kicked off on Thursday in Detroit!  It was great to be back. We were hosted by my friend, Zak Pashak, the founder and CEO of Detroit Bikes in their manufacturing facility in the city (yes someone…

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By on November 12th, 2018

Pittsburgh

Like all of you, I was devastated by the events at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh this weekend.  It is heartbreaking that so many innocent lives were brutally taken in a place of worship and peace. I feel particularly terrible and terrified for my Jewish friends.  So many have lost family members to violence and…

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By on October 29th, 2018

I’m Getting Stopped More

Hello Friends, Thank you for your support for the campaign!  We really appreciate it. I am writing this from New Hampshire, where I met with the St. Anselm College Democrats Monday and am heading to Plymouth State University and New England College Tuesday. The young Democrats of New Hampshire are wonderful—active, thoughtful and passionate about…

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By on September 18th, 2018

Winners Take All

My friend Anand Giridharadas recently wrote a book, Winners Take All, about how the world of philanthropy has adopted a Win-Win mentality where praise is given to those who talk about how to make others stronger and more successful, but it is unacceptable to talk about taking less or changing the underlying system. Instead, the…

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By on September 13th, 2018

How Labor Won (And Then Lost)

Happy post-Labor Day! Hope you had a wonderful time with friends and family. I spent my Labor Day speaking at a workers’ rights rally in Fairfield, Iowa.  It was a lot of fun.  The organizer of the event was Chris Laursen, the head of a United Autoworkers chapter in Ottumwa, Iowa. In preparation for my speech, I researched…

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By on September 4th, 2018

History and Fighters

Hello all, I hope that the summer is ending on a high note for you and yours! The huge news from this week, which is not receiving appropriate national attention in my opinion, is that democracy has returned to the Democratic Party.  This past weekend, the DNC decided to strip superdelegates – officeholders and party officials – of…

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By on August 30th, 2018