This is a story about a kid from North Washington Avenue in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Early on, he listens to his mom when she says, “bravery resides in every heart,” and to his dad when he says, “we get knocked down—and then we get right back up.” He’ll learn from his family’s experiences that a job is about a lot more than a paycheck—and that the cardinal sin is the abuse of power. He’ll feel an obligation to fight that abuse whenever he sees it. And he’ll follow his heart to serve his community, his state, and his country.
We’re in a battle for the soul of America. It’s time to remember who we are. We’re Americans: tough, resilient, but always full of hope. We treat each other with dignity. Let’s rebuild the middle class—and this time, we’ll make sure everyone comes along – black, white, Latino, Asian. Everyone. Let’s fight back against the incredible abuses of power we’re seeing. Let’s dig deep and remember that our best days still lie ahead.