Cory Booker is running for president

The New Jersey senator joins a crowded field of 2020 Democratic hopefuls.
2:25 | 02/01/19

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In Americo we have a common painful war lacking. Sense of common purpose. I grew up knowing that the only way we can make change these when people come together. When I was a baby my parents try to move us into a neighborhood with grief public schools realtors. Wouldn't fill to hold because of the color for skin. The group of white lawyers would watch the courage of civil rights activists were inspired to help black families in their own communities including mine. And he changed the course of my entire life. In America courage is contagious. My dad told before it never forget where you came from or how many people have to sacrifice to get you where you fall. So over twenty years ago I didn't central ward of new work to fight Islam works and help families stay in their homes. I still live here today only senator local home to a low income inner city community. First community that took a chance born. We are better when we help each other to history of our nation justified by collective. Actions by interwoven destinies of sleeves abolitionist of those worn here and those who chose America as home. Those who took up arms to defend our country and those who linked arms. Challenge and change it. I believe that we can build a country where no one is for god no one is left behind. Parents can put food on the table for their good paying jobs with good benefits every need. We're or criminal justice system keeps us they. Instead of shuffling more children into cages and coffins. Where we see the pieces pork eaters television and feel. Not Shane. He's not a matter of him it's a matter of two we have the collective will the American built. All I believe we do. Together we will channel or common pain back into our common purpose together America. We will rock. I'm Cory Booker and I'm running for president of the United States of America.

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