My mother cleaned homes and drove school buses, and when my family was on the brink of foreclosure... I started bartending and waitressing.
I felt like the only way to effectively run for office is if you had access to a lot of wealth, high social influence, a lot of dynastic power, and I knew that I didn't have any of those things.
What we need to do is lay out a plan and a vision that people can believe in. And getting into Twitter fights with the president is not exactly where we're going to find progress as a nation.
Congress is too old. They don't have a stake in the game.
We have to stick to the message: What are we proposing to the American people? Not, 'What are we fighting against?'
There's this false notion that you have to separate and choose between issues of class and issues of race. What people do when they say that you need to separate class from race is that they are really just saying that people of color should come second.