Recent polls have shown Elizabeth Warren pulling ahead of Scott Brown. That’s great news. But it won’t mean anything if we don’t work like we never have before in these closing days. We owe it to ourselves, our Commonwealth & our country to give nothing less than everything we’ve got to make sure Elizabeth Warren is our next Senator & the Senate remains majority Democratic.
Now, we’ve all been working for months, if not years, to be in this position. But our work hasn’t just been about replacing a Republican with a Democrat. It’s been about who we are working for. And as I work for Elizabeth in these final days, I know who I’ll be working for …
I’ll be working for the small business owner, struggling to compete against corporations that get a tax break for sending jobs overseas.
I’ll be working for the high school student, who just needs a little financial help to go to college, knowing that the unemployment rate for college grads is 2/3 of those with less education.
I’ll be working for women everywhere, who have the right to expect to be paid the same as any man for doing the same work.
I’ll be working for the homeless – 3,500 families in Massachusetts – and the hungry – 700,000 food insecure – whose plight isn’t discussed enough, but who feel the impact of decisions made by our federal government more than most.
I’ll be working for the thousands of young men & women who came to this country with their parents, have only ever known this country, have lived up to its highest ideals and deserve a pathway to citizenship.
I’ll be working for the families whose state government recognizes them, but whose federal government still lives under the law of DOMA.
I’ll be working be working for those with pre-existing conditions, like the genetic heart disease that killed my father & younger brother, because healthcare shouldn’t be a privilege, it should be a right.
And I’ll be working for our environment & a solution to climate change. It’s the least we can do in light of Hurricane Sandy and its required of us to fulfill our generational responsibility
This campaign has been a marathon, but at the end of every marathon is a sprint. Let’s sprint to the finish knowing we have a righteous wind at our backs. Lets make sure each of us can wake up, look in the mirror on the November 7th and say, I have everything I could. I did everything I could.
There are too many people who will be left behind if Scott Brown and the Republicans take over the US Senate. Join me in committing these next six days to electing Elizabeth Warren to the U.S. Senate and tell me in the comments who you are working for …