So on Saturday, March 4, I will formally announce my candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president. I hope you’ll join me for the official kick off of my campaign, either in Washington DC or via live-streaming,
The times we’re living in are challenging but they will change if we are willing to change them. I have a lot to say about where I think our problems came from, and what I feel it will take to solve them. I feel my forty years spent close and personal with the trauma of so many thousands of individuals gives me a unique perspective on what is needed to help repair America.
Transactional politics are inadequate to the challenges of this time. We need a transformational politics - one that treats not just symptoms, but cause. One that does not base itself on the crass imperatives of endless corporate profit, but on the eternal imperatives of our principles and values. Einstein said we wouldn’t solve the problems of the world from the level of thinking we were at when we created them. It's time for a new beginning, and this will only happen if we’re willing to look at the world in a different way.
If we neglect a child today, we should expect to see more prisons later. If we don’t provide for people’s needs today, we should expect a mental health crisis later. If we don’t preserve the blessings of democracy today, we should expect the threat of authoritarianism later.
Some have already said of course, Well obviously she can’t win. Or Well that’s good; she’ll add to the conversation. But since the election of 2016 it’s odd for anyone to think they know who can win the presidency. And I’m not putting myself through this again just to add to the conversation. I’m running for president to help bring an aberrational chapter of our history to a close, and to help create a new beginning.
What is often considered “politically qualified” for the presidency is simply the ability to do what the system does – essentially, to perpetuate itself. My qualification is not that I’m experienced at running that system, but that I’m best qualified to help disrupt it. The status quo will not disrupt itself. Washington is filled with good political car mechanics, but the problem is that we are on the wrong road. As someone who has worked with thousands of individuals and groups – helping them not only to endure chaos but to transform it – I’ve had exactly the kinds of experiences one needs to have had in order to make sense of these times.
My announcement will take place in Washington DC next Saturday at 2pm ET, and will also be streamed live on all my social media channels. You can either join us live in Washington DC, or watch the announcement online.
It’s time for a generation of Americans to affect a course-correction in our nation’s history - and we’re it. I hope you will join with me in creating this historic possibility. Your donations, you volunteering to help with the campaign - and always, your prayers – will help create a wave of change that brings a new day to America.
Let's do this...
With love and gratitude,
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Finally in my lifetime a candidate to vote For and not as the least bad!
Thank You and I’m committed to helping Win!
Girl, you are crazy. And sign me up.