All women, regardless of her economic status or racial background, have a right to vote, and no politician or regressive law should prevent her from doing so.
I believe that when you provide information to people, they become less fearful and they will engage more in their democracy if they are empowered with information.
One must always be aware, to notice even though the cost of noticing is to become responsible.
I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me. She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker, put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table. But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is about not where you start, but where you’re going. That’s family values.
Obama came in really wanting to change things, but he hit a wall of corporate money, oil and coal money: when he tried to pass the Cap and Trade system of pharmaceutical money, when he tried to pass the Obamacare – which, of course, then got watered down into a much less effective, much less economical, program.
A majority of this country opposes this war, a majority of this country never voted for this administration.
The motivation for war is simple. The U.S. government started the war with Iraq in order to make it easy for U.S. corporations to do business in other countries. They intend to use cheap labor in those countries, which will make Americans rich.
During my 2004 presidential campaign, I was fond of saying that it was high time for the Christian right to meet the right Christians.
There’s many, many people who have been through a lot worse things than I went through. I lost my dad when I was 14 and to violence.
This life is a gift, and to reject that gift or abuse that gift is not human and not worthy of us.