Last century we needed lawyers; this century we need big, broad coalitions. When extremists decide to attack all our communities, they must hope that there will be infighting. But we have stood all for one and one for all. That is how we will win.
We are confident that the Supreme Court will soon see the direction that this country is headed and enshrine marriage as a constitutional right for all.
I often tell people I don’t care whether they join the NAACP or some other group, but you better join something.
No person can maximize the American Dream on the minimum wage.
With all the other -isms that we deal with, that sort of nameless -ism that we have in too many of our hearts against the poor in this country is what wounds us most broadly.
There’s sort of a persistent misperception that talking about race is black folk’s burden. Ultimately, only men can end sexism, and only white people can end racism.
Let us nurture the practice of family values, by embracing policies that value families.
In a democracy there are only two types of power: there’s organized people and organized money, and organized money only wins when people aren’t organized.
In this nation, the greatest of all nations, there are no second-class families. That is our great American conviction.
Let us invest less and less in war and tax cuts for the richest 1 percent, and more and more in jobs and schools for the other 99 percent.