I just want to share with everyone that no matter what challenges, adversities you face in life, that you can overcome them... and once you overcome those adversities, use your story, your testimony to others, to help others get through their storm.
I'm not backed by the super PACs and the big corporations.
I'm a business owner.
I've been defying the odds my entire life.
Everyday people are graduating from universities with crippling debt, stifling their opportunity for financial mobility, that is what's broken with this country.
I'm passionate about the American Dream because it's not a fictitious thing for me. It's real for me.
Until we address the pervasive structural and interpersonal threats facing communities of color, we will remain unequipped to make equity a reality.
I'm in business to make money. However, I'm a mayor who fought for a living wage. And I believe healthcare should be a right.
As a son of Jamaican immigrants whose father cut sugarcane as a contract farm worker for over a decade and whose mother was a cook who fed those migrant workers out in the fields, the odds have always been against me growing up in rural South Bay, Fla.
It is morally wrong for this country to require our citizens to take on tens of thousands of dollars of debt to achieve the American Dream.
Obviously as a mayor, I'm in competition with my neighboring cities as well as cities around the country.
People who face discrimination due to the color of their skin, are often obstructed by institutional barriers across our society - from education and housing, to employment and healthcare, to voting rights and the criminal justice system.
The real question should be, what does Washington experience have to do with meeting the needs of the American people?
I'm actually an American success story.
Wayne Messam does not have any financial problems and is a classic American Success Story.
Miramar is known as the aviation hub; many businesses right here in the city are supplying the aviation industry.
Young people across the country have grown up traumatized by the gun violence epidemic.