Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate and Congressman, Beto O’Rourke (D. TX), in support of Rep. Joe Kennedy III’s (D. MA-04) U.S. Senate campaign:
Right now, the most important thing for us as a nation is to defeat the most racist and dangerous president we have seen in our lifetime.
What is just as important is the year, the five years, and the ten years that will follow.
This is the chance of a generation. If we do not push through the most progressive agenda that this country has ever seen, if we do not dismantle the foundational and systemic racism that exists in every corner of this nation, and if we do not ensure every person has access to the mental and physical health care they need to take care of their families — then we will have squandered our last best opportunity to build something so much better for our future.
That is why we need Joe Kennedy in the U.S. Senate.
We need leaders who can meet this moment. Leaders who can speak to a nation that is divided, raw, and angry. Leaders who do not turn away from suffering, but who show up whenever and wherever there are people who are sick, forgotten, or afraid. We don’t have more time to waste on the politicians or policies of the past. Those that follow in our footsteps are counting on us to get this right. That means we need leaders who aren’t afraid to change this country’s course and to fight like hell. That’s why I’m with Joe.
If you are with me, please pitch in $5, $10, $15 to help fuel Joe’s campaign before the final end of quarter deadline before his September 1st primary so he can go on to provide this nation with the leadership it so sorely needs in the United States Senate.
Time and again, Joe showed up for me in Texas, to fight by my side for a politics that is inclusive, compassionate, hopeful, and fair.
I’m proud to show up for him today and continue that fight.