When I was asked speak to you today, I was at once thrilled and terrified. I want so much to honor Hillary Rodham Clinton and her life’s work, and to make sure you know why it is so important that all of us turn out to support her in the caucus on February 20th.
There is no one running to be the President of the United States who has the depth and breadth of knowledge to deal with the many challenges facing our country as Hillary Clinton. No one.
I know that when she is in the White House I won’t have to worry about national and world affairs. I know that she has the ability and the intelligence to handle what comes her way.
And I know that she is wicked smart. She is a doer. She is a problem solver. She doesn’t wring her hands and point fingers. She gathers the best minds she can, and works to find common ground and solutions that will benefit as many people as possible.
But there’s a reason why I’ve been volunteering for her since May, why I have made hundreds of phone calls, knocked on hundreds of doors, opened my home, and given up my weekends.
It all comes down to this:
I trust her to fight for us in the things that matter most for us. The kind of things that, indeed, keep us up at night.
I trust her to fight for women and children.
I trust her to fight for the right of women to make their own reproductive choices.
I trust her to fight for equal pay for equal work.
I trust her to fight to make college affordable for all.
I trust her to fight for universal health care.
I trust her to fight to end the stigma of mental illness.
I trust her to fight for veterans.
I trust her to fight for the Dreamers.
I trust her to fight to reform our criminal justice system.
I trust her to fight inequality in all its forms.
I trust her to fight for us, not because she says she will, but because she’s been doing it for decades.
I trust her to fight for us, because she IS a fighter. No matter how much is thrown at her, she’s keeps standing, and faces it with grace and a smile.
For these reasons, and many more, I will be standing for her at my precinct caucus next Saturday. If you want to see Hillary Rodham Clinton taking the oath of office next January 20th,
We need you to do two things:
#1: CAUCUS: Get to your caucus on Saturday, February 20th. Get your family and friends to caucus for Hillary too.
#2 VOLUNTEER: There are only 5 days until the caucus, and we need your help today to turn out Hillary’s supporters to the caucus. Volunteer to be a Precinct Captain. There is no more LATER. There is only NOW. And let’s make Hillary Rodham Clinton the 45th President of the United States. Let’s do this!