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Wed Nov 20, 2019, 09:48 AM

 

Why I'm Endorsing Elizabeth Warren

By Ady Barkan
Today 7:57 am

Elizabeth or Bernie? Itís a difficult and wonderful choice to have.

I have spent my entire career at the messy and vital intersection of movement-building, electoral politics, and governance. And for the past three years, Iíve done that work under the debilitating weight of ALS, a deadly neurological illness thatís robbed me of my ability to do almost all the things that most people take for granted: hug my son, go for a walk with my newborn daughter, or speak to my wife. I was diagnosed three weeks before the 2016 presidential election, and I vividly remember wondering, on that tragic November night, whether I was going to die under President Donald Trump.

Whom would I like to see replace him? Of the hundreds of elected officials, activists, and policy wonks I have worked with over the past two decades, Elizabeth Warren is the individual who I believe would make the best president. I believe that she, more than any other person in America, has the skills, the temperament, and the knowledge to lead us toward a more just and equitable future.

Please keep reading, especially if, like me, youíre an admirer of Bernie Sanders. Because I have no intention to diminish his incredible work building our progressive movement or the ways in which his historic campaigns for president have shifted American political discourse. This is, rather, a declaration of how I plan to vote in the California primary, and why.


I believe in Warren because during her whole career, she has fought to put economic and political power in the hands of working families. Iíve seen up close how she confronts a problem: She listens to the people most affected, does her homework, and then comes up with a plan. A brilliant, workable plan.

https://www.thenation.com/article/ady-barkan-elizabeth-warren-endorsement/

On edit. For those who may not be familiar with Ady, from The Atlantic.

Warren was able to cut through with an anecdote about the progressive activist Ady Barkan, who has ALS.ďThis is somebody who has health insurance and is dying,Ē Warren said. ďEvery month, he has about $9,000 in medical bills that his insurance company wonít cover. His wife, Rachael, is on the phone for hours and hours and hours begging the insurance company: Please cover what the doctors say he needs. He talks about what itís like to go online with thousands of other people to beg friends, family, and strangers for money so he can cover his medical expenses.Ē https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/07/elizabeth-warren-i-am-not-afraid-democratic-debate/595135/
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 09:57 AM

1. Ady Barkan is a true hero.

 

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primary today, I would vote for:
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Response to blm (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 10:01 AM

2. +1 He's a wonderful young man.

 

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:33 AM

3. Thank you, Ady, I can't think of another endorsement that could mean more.

 

The disease has not conquered you. Your voice is louder than ever.
Listen America! Ady knows what he's talking about.
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Response to DCofVA (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 06:17 PM

4. First hand. Every day.

 

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