Real change ALWAYS takes place from the bottom up
As many of you know, it was as a student at the University of Chicago when I became involved with an organization called the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), one of the leading civil rights groups of that period.
I share that because it was that experience that taught me a very important lesson. And that is whether the struggle is against racism, or sexism, or homophobia, or corporate greed, or environmental devastation, or war and militarism or religious bigotry — real change never takes place from the top on down.
Real change ALWAYS takes place from the bottom up when people at the grassroots level stand up and fight back.
And today, it is up to all of us to create an unprecedented grassroots movement to stand up to the greed of the health insurance and drug companies, the fossil fuel industry, the military and prison industrial complex and to create a government and an economy that works for ALL OF US and not just the 1 percent.
So far, there is only one campaign that has shown it has the ability to build and organize the kind of movement to take on Donald Trump and the billionaire class.
That campaign is ours.
On issue after issue, the people are on our side. We just need to bring them out to vote.
You can play a large part in that effort by hosting a Plan to Win party between September 18th and 24th. So I am asking:
Will you add your name to say that you will host a Plan to Win event during our campaign’s week of action between the days of September 18th to the 24th? Say you will and someone from our campaign will be in touch.
At these events, you’ll learn the details about our campaign strategy, and get specific instructions for the most important things you can do over the next few months to make sure that we win big in the all-important early state primaries and caucuses.
This is so important, because the tools and skills that millions of volunteers like you hone now — knocking doors, making calls, talking to our neighbors, organizing in every community in this country — are how we build power.
Now, I understand that maybe many of you have never hosted an event like this before. But not only is it critically important, it is also quite easy.
I know that you can do it, because tens of thousands of people did it successfully as part of our last campaign and thousands more have on this campaign, as well.
And shortly after you add your name to say that you will, a member of our team will reach out to make sure you have any support you need along the way.
This is the means by which we bring millions of Americans together to help transform our society.
So what do you say?
Add your name to say you’ll host a Plan to Win event during our campaign’s week of action:
We are going to defeat Donald Trump and transform this country not because I am a billionaire or because we have a super PAC funded by billionaires. We are going to win this election and transform this country because we will put together the strongest grassroots coalition in the history of American politics.
Thanks for being a leader in that effort.