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Tom Steyer on Civil Rights

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Tell Congress that we need our 5 basic rights

The 5 Rights: We need to redefine what it means to be free in the 21st century, to make sure we all have a fair chance at success in America. Together, let's tell the new Congress we need the five rights.
  1. The Right to an Equal Vote
  2. The Right to Clean Air & Clean Water
  3. The Right to Learn
  4. The Right to a Living Wage
  5. The Right to Health
"If you have these 5 rights, you have the protections you need to be truly free." -- TOM STEYER
Source: 2020 presidential campaign website, TomSteyer.com , Jul 8, 2019

Fight racial disparities in our criminal justice system

NextGen America fights to protect equal rights, opportunities, and dignity for all. Equality for all is a core American value, the premise upon which our nation was built, and the heart of our democracy. While we have never fully lived up to the promise of equality for all, America is at its best when moving towards it.

But this central American value is under assault from those sworn to protect it--Donald Trump and the Republicans. From immigration to voting rights to access to health care to racial disparities in our criminal justice system, our fellow Americans face the threat of increased discrimination. NextGen America is proud to stand with them and work to realize the promise of equality America makes to us all.

Source: 2020 presidential campaign website, NextGenAmerica.org , Jul 4, 2019

African-Americans waited for centuries for civil rights

Steyer appealed to the exasperation and skepticism expressed by some people. "Most Democratic elected officials are saying, 'It's inconvenient at this point to bring up [impeachment]," Steyer said. "Looking at a room with a lot of African-Americans in it, we all know that the history was that people did not bring up the human rights and the civil rights for African-Americans for centuries because it was 'inconvenient' and not politically expedient."
Source: S.Kleiner in PublicIntegrity.org: 2020 presidential hopefuls , Mar 23, 2018

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CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
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Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
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