The First CNN Poll

Some tremendous news came out this weekend: CNN released its first poll of Iowa caucus voters to measure the presidential field.  Iowa will be the first state to vote in 2020. The leaders were whom you’d expect:  Biden at 32%. Bernie at 19%.  Beto at 11%. But then, after the others, there I was:  Andrew Yang at 1% of voters’…

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By on December 17th, 2018

Making the Debate

Thank you for the support! It means a ton to us. Some huge news came out this week in the Washington Post: The Democratic National Committee is close to finalizing a 2020 primary debate plan that would give lesser-known candidates a chance to share the same stage as the party’s front-runners, avoiding the two-tier “kiddie table” approach…

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By on December 7th, 2018

The Opposite of Humanity

Hello, I hope that the Holiday Season is off to a great start for you and yours!  Thank you so much for your support. I spent the weekend campaigning in Florida, including a phenomenal event in West Palm Beach.  We met with a number of progressive activists who have been excited since the launch of the campaign:…

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By on December 4th, 2018

Headed to Iowa

Happy week-after-Thanksgiving!  I hope that you had a wonderful holiday with loved ones.  Evelyn and I hosted a record number of relatives ourselves. I have some exciting news to share – I have been invited to keynote the year-end event in Des Moines for Progress Iowa, one of the leading activist organizations in the state.  It will be…

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By on November 27th, 2018

Lessons from the Tour

Hello all, and thank you for your support!  It means the world to us. The team and I just wrapped up the Humanity First Tour in Iowa City on Friday night. It was magic.  We started in Detroit and went to Chicago, New Hampshire, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore before ending up in Iowa.  At each stop there were dozens,…

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By on November 19th, 2018

Fighting Fire

Greetings from Cleveland!  We had a phenomenal event last night on the Humanity First Tour and are on the way to Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Iowa City.  We also visited New England College in New Hampshire on Monday: I will have more from the Tour shortly – but I’m writing about something that has been on my mind…

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By on November 14th, 2018

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

The starting gun for 2020

Hello and thank you for your support! Tuesday was Election Day, and it felt like the most important one in decades.  Turnout was up by 31 million voters over the last midterm in 2014.  Democrats won the House of Representatives, which is a vital step in the right direction.  However, Democrats lost several red-state seats…

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By on November 7th, 2018

Trump’s Fear

  Last week, heading into the Q3 reporting deadline, we received hundreds of donations and set a new high-water mark.  It’s amazing that our campaign is growing so quickly.  Please know that I appreciate every bit of support, particularly when someone donates. I am writing this from Des Moines, where I addressed 250 Democrats Friday night.  The speech I…

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By on October 7th, 2018

Ford and Kavanaugh

Hello all and thank you for your support. I, like many of you, have been transfixed by the testimony and hearings of Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh. I was initially hesitant to weigh-in as I believe that we are, in general, paying too much attention to the drama in Washington.   But this has become the…

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By on September 29th, 2018