This is a long but important email.
Let me just tell you what you already know: our opponents, whether it is the Republican establishment, Democratic establishment, Wall Street, insurance companies, drug companies, the fossil fuel industry, the military industrial complex, the prison industrial complex — the whole damn 1% — they’re not going to give up their wealth and their power without a fight.
The question that we have to answer together is this: are we prepared to stand up to them and transform our country?
Now, I want you to think about someone — maybe somebody who doesn’t look kind of like you, maybe somebody who might be of a different religion than you, maybe they come from a different country, and I want you to ask yourself:
Are you willing to fight for that person as much as you’re willing to fight for yourself?
Are you willing to stand together and fight for those people who are struggling economically in this country?
Are you willing to fight for young people drowning in student debt, even if you are not?
Are you willing to fight to ensure that every American has health care as a human right, even if you have good health care?
Are you willing to fight for frightened immigrant neighbors, even if you are native born?
Are you willing to fight for a future for generations of people who have not yet even been born, but are entitled to live on a planet that is habitable?
Because if you are willing to do that, if you are willing to love, if you are willing to fight for a government of compassion and justice and decency, if you are willing to stand up to Trump’s desire to divide us up, if you are prepared to stand up to the greed and corruption of the corporate elite, if you and millions of others are prepared to do that, there is no doubt in my mind that not only will we win this election, but together we will transform this country.
So I must ask you — if you are truly ready and willing to fight for everyone in this country, can you endorse our campaign for president?
I believe now more than I have ever believed before that we are at a moment in our great country’s history where all of us coming together can create the America that we are entitled to have — the America that we know that we can become.
Thank you for being a part of this movement.