Now, more than ever, in order to sustain our democratic ideals and our promise of a country, within which everyone might flourish, all members of our society must be guaranteed their constitutionally protected rights. It is unacceptable that any among us live in fear of institutionalized repression and discrimination, based on our race, ethnicity, gender, sexual alignment or other distinctions. As your U.S. Senator, I will not accept that.
I recognize that social injustice has its roots in economic injustice, and will act to reform our economic model into one that intrinsically values the well-being of our families, our children and our society at large, so it supports and sustains all of our people above a baseline standard of living.