OUR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

OUR 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

 
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SENATOR CORY BOOKER

Senator from New Jersey; former mayor of Newark

AGE: 49

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SIGNATURE MESSAGE: Senator Booker has been a leader in the Senate on criminal justice reform and he’s running on a message of national unity. Senator Booker’s campaign highlights policy positions in support of the Green New Deal, criminal justice reform, and lowering prescription drug costs. Prior to serving in the U.S. Senate, Booker was the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, from 2006 to 2013, and a city councilman from 1998 to 2002. He also worked at the Urban Justice Center and in private practice. Senator Booker has pledged not to accept campaign contributions from corporate PACs or registered lobbyists.

“The lines that divide us are nowhere near as strong as the ties that bind us. When we join together and work together — we will rise together.”


Pete Buttigieg

PETE BUTTIGIEG

Mayor of South Bend, Ind.; military veteran

AGE: 37

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SIGNATURE MESSAGE: Mayor Buttigieg, Rhodes Scholar, Afghanistan war veteran, and the youngest mayor of a midsize U.S. city. He is credited with transforming that city into a national model of renewal and is positioning himself in the 2020 presidential race as the candidate of a new generation.

"The reality is there's no going back, and there's no such thing as 'again' in the real world. We can't look for greatness in the past," 


Julian Castro

JULIAN CASTRO

Former housing secretary; former mayor of San Antonio

AGE: 37

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SIGNATURE MESSAGE: Serving as the US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barak Obama from 2014 to 2017, Julian Castro launched his campaign for President in San Antonio on a platform of universal prekindergarten, “Medicare for all” and immigration reform. Julian Castro has pledged not to accept PAC money.

“In the end, the American dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay. Our families don't always cross the finish line in the span of one generation.”


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JOHN DELANEY

Former congressman from Maryland; former businessman

AGE: 55

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SIGNATURE MESSAGE: John Delaney, former three-term Maryland congressman, businessman, and entrepreneur, was the first Democratic candidate to announce that he was running for the presidency in 2020. He is running on a “big tent”, centrist platform with a track record of transcending the partisan divide. Former Congressman Delaney has pledged he will not accept PAC money.

"For too long, the conversation in politics has been about trying to return to the past instead of focusing on the most important thing — the future."


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CONGRESSWOMAN TULSI GABBARD

U.S. Representative from Hawaii; Army National Guard Veteran

AGE: 37

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SIGNATURE MESSAGE: The first Hindu-American to run for president and, if elected, would be the youngest US president in history. A vocal opponent of U.S. Military intervention overseas, including countries like Syria, she is running on a message of peace, environmental and economic stewardship, justice, and service. Rep. Gabbard has pledged not to accept PAC money.

"My military service has shaped who I am today. While in the Middle East, I saw how quickly religious sectarianism and bigotry can lead to the disintegration of a country — how leaders manipulate people to fear others who are different, who look different or who have different beliefs."


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SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND

U.S. Senator from New York and former Congresswoman

AGE: 52

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SIGNATURE MESSAGE: As a former “Blue Dog” Democrat and Congresswoman from a conservative New York district, Senator Gillibrand has since transformed herself into one of the Senate’s leading liberal voices. She is a champion of women’s equality and a vocal foe of President Trump and the NRA . Senator Gillibrand has pledged not to accept PAC money.

"When I met parents who lost their child to gun violence. … I was convinced, and said I have to fight for them too, I have to make sure that we fight to end gun violence,” she said. “I think it’s important to know when you’re wrong, and to do what’s right."


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SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS

Senator from California; former attorney general of California; former San Francisco district attorney

AGE: 54

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SIGNATURE MESSAGE: A child of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, Senator Harris was elected to the Senate in 2016 and is the second black woman and first Indian American to serve in the chamber. An outspoken critic of President Trump, she is positioning herself in the race as a fierce defender of equality, truth, justice, and middle-class families.

"And when American families are barely living paycheck to paycheck, what is this administration’s response? Their response is to try to take away health care from millions of families. Their response is to give away a trillion dollars to the biggest corporations in this country. And their response is to blame immigrants as the source of all our problems."


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JOHN HICKENLOOPER

Former governor of Colorado; former mayor of Denver

AGE: 67

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SIGNATURE MESSAGE: Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is positioning himself as a consensus builder with a record of accomplishments in a politically divided state. He has a master’s degree in Geology and was a successful entrepreneur and community advocate, with 15 brewpubs and restaurants across the midwest. In 2003, he ran for Mayor of Denver as the “Dark Horse” candidate winning in a landslide. In 2010, Hickenlooper was elected Governor of Colorado and was re-elected in 2014, after running an entirely positive campaign — a trademark of his time in public service.

"When we stand tall for all we believe in and stand up against all that divides us, America will be stronger than ever."


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JAY INSLEE

Governor of Washington State; former congressman

AGE: 68

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SIGNATURE MESSAGE: Governor Inslee is a two-term governor and one of the Democratic Party’s most forceful climate advocates. He has made climate a centerpiece of his agenda as governor and as a national figure, campaigning widely in the midterm elections on a message of creating renewable energy jobs. While in Congress, he voted against the Iraq War in 2003, voted against the repeal of Glass Steagall in 1999 and was one of Congress’ earliest proponents of net neutrality.

"When we stand tall for all we believe in and stand up against all that divides us, America will be stronger than ever."


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SENATOR AMY KLOBACHAR

Senator from Minnesota; former Hennepin County, Minn., attorney

AGE: 58

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SIGNATURE MESSAGE: Elected to the Senate in 2006, Senator Klobuchar has established a reputation as a pragmatist and a centrist who has championed legislation to combat the opioid crisis and reduce the cost of prescription drugs.

“I’m running because I believe we can be a nation governed not by chaos — but from opportunity.” 


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Beto O’Rourke

Former Texas congressman, city councilman, and musician,

AGE: 47

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SIGNATURE MESSAGE: Beto O’Rourke is a former U.S. representative from El Paso and 2018 Democratic candidate for Senate in Texas where he narrowly lost to Sen. Ted Cruz. O'Rourke gained national attention during his Senate race for defending the actions of NFL players taking the knee during the national anthem in protest against police brutality and racial inequality. He is running on a message of national unity, immigration reform, rural healthcare, and the legalization of marijuana.

"We can either be governed by fear - fear of immigrants, fear of Muslims, call the press the enemy of the people, tear kids away from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border - or we can be governed by our ambitions and our aspirations and our desire to make the most out of all of us. And that's America at its best."


Bernie Sanders

SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS

Senator from Vermont; former congressman

AGE: 77

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SIGNATURE MESSAGE: An independent member of the U.S. Senate, Senator Sanders caucuses with the Democratic Party and is running for the presidency for the second time after coming in second in the 2016 Democratic primary. A self-described Democratic Socialist, he is running on a campaign of “Medicare for All” and limiting the influence of the billionaire class.

"Our infrastructure is collapsing. Teachers are underpaid. Veterans sleep on the streets. Families can't afford child care. But, according to my Republican colleagues, one of our highest priorities must be to give hundreds of billions of dollars to a few billionaire families."


Elizabeth Warren

SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN

Senator from Massachusetts; former Harvard professor

AGE: 69

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SIGNATURE MESSAGE: Instrumental in the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2010, Senator Warren was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012. She is widely recognized as a powerful voice for consumers, a champion of the middle-class, American workers, campaign finance reform, and anti-corruption reform.

"I am a capitalist. I believe in markets. What I don't believe in is theft, what I don't believe in is cheating. That's where the difference is. I love what markets can do, I love what functioning economies can do. They are what make us rich, they are what create opportunity. But only fair markets, markets with rules. Markets without rules is about the rich take it all, it's about the powerful get all of it. And that's what's gone wrong in America."


Marianne Williamson

MARIANNE WILLIAMSON

Author & Lecturer

AGE: 66

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SIGNATURE MESSAGE: Marianne Williamson is the author of more than a dozen self-help and spirituality books. In 2014, She ran for California’s 33rd Congressional District as an independent and lost. A supporter of Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, she also has proposed $100 billion in reparations for slavery

"In order to make America better, all of us must be better now: more educated, more involved, and more conscious citizens of the United States."

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ANDREW YANG

Former tech executive who founded an economic development nonprofit

AGE: 44

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SIGNATURE MESSAGE: Andrew Yang is an American entrepreneur and the founder of Venture for America (VFA), a fellowship program for recent college graduates who want to become startup leaders and entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of Yang's platform is the universal basic income (UBI) which Yang describes as "a form of social security that guarantees a certain amount of money to every citizen within a given governed population, without having to pass a test or fulfill a work requirement."

"As president, my first priority will be to implement Universal Basic Income for every American adult over the age of 18: $1,000 a month, no strings attached, paid for by a new tax on the companies benefiting most from automation. UBI is just the beginning." 

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