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1/ Will you join me for a thread of reflection as I head to Philadelphia on Amtrak to speak about a progressive vision for the future at #NetrootsNation? #NN19

The governing agenda of our nation ought to be:

#EndPoverty

Here’s why #EndPoverty is also an organizing vision...
2/ #EndPoverty means:

Poverty as it's experienced by the nearly 8 out of 10 Americans who live paycheck to paycheck, who are one "shit happens" life experience away from ruin
3/ Poverty happens because wages are too low & life's basic needs like health care are too expensive. Therefore, #EndPoverty, means a living wage of $20 per hour as a federal minimum wage, a big expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit and... #MedicareForAll #EndPoverty
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1/ Moments ago at the CA Democratic Party state convention, I announced that I will not run for President of the United States in 2020. I gave the question a lot of consideration because I believe our next President must make Ending Poverty the governing agenda of our nation.
2/ As I’ve traveled our country, I’ve been moved by the number of Americans — and single moms — who are hurting just like my mom hurt when she was raising me by herself and when, even though she worked as hard as a mom could work, we lost our home to foreclosure.
3/ Somewhere along the way, we gave up the question of poverty to the statisticians and their arbitrary poverty line. But when nearly 8 out of 10 Americans live paycheck to paycheck, the middle class is dead. We have a Poverty Crisis. Yet how rarely do you hear the word Poverty?
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