“I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.”
As we fight for an agenda that guarantees basic human rights for all Americans, we will be opposed by the most powerful forces in America. The health insurance and pharmaceutical industries will try to stand in the way of Medicare for All. Fossil fuel companies will spend unlimited sums of money to stop a Green New Deal. Wall Street will oppose our efforts to prevent another financial crisis. The military-industrial complex will do everything in their power to prevent us from ending forever wars.
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”
– Frederick Douglass
We can propose all the ideas and plans we want, but nothing will fundamentally change until we have the guts to take on the most powerful corporate interests in America.
That is why I am proud to announce the modern-day oligarchs who oppose our movement. In the words of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt: “They are unanimous in their hate for me–and I welcome their hatred.” We will overcome their greed and create an economy and a government that works for all, not just the 1 percent.