|There are some things I know, and some things I don’t. I know the middle class, Ajay.
And I know this too: The middle class needs a voice in this country again.
There are just too many folks who don’t think their leaders understand them any more. Who don’t think politicians listen to them. Who don’t think anyone — Democrat or Republican — even see them.
That’s got to change. I launched American Possibilities to build an organization that elects leaders who understand regular Americans once again. I need your help to build it, and that’s why I’m asking you to make a contribution today.
My dad had an expression. He used to say, "Joey, I don’t expect the government to solve my problems. But I sure expect my government to understand my problems."
In the months to come, I’ll be fighting for candidates who embody that principle on the campaign trail, providing them with the resources they need to win — and I’ll be bringing you into the process of selecting who and what we’ll support along the way, because this isn’t just my fight. It’s a fight for all of us.
Let me tell you: When I was in the White House, I had a lot of economists try to tell me you could define the middle class with a number. They never understood that being middle class isn’t about a number. It’s a value set. A way of life.
It’s about being able to own your home and not just rent it. Being able to send your kid to a local park and know they’ll come home safely. Making sure college is a possibility for them without going into crippling debt. Having the means to help take care of your parents as they age, and making sure your kids never have to take care of you.
Those are middle-class values. Those are American values. We can never lose that. Because when the middle class does well, the rich do well, and the poor have a way up. They have hope.
This is the vision for America that we are fighting to help restore — make a donation to help elect people who will get it done.
That’s why I’ve made a promise to help as many candidates as I can in the next two years all across this country. I want to campaign with them, go door to door with them, help them raise money. I want to do everything I can to elect Democrats at all levels — from the state legislature to governors to the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.
And it’s why "possibility" is the singular word I will always use to describe America. And it’s what I’m going to be fighting for from now through Tuesday, November 6, 2018 and beyond.
I deeply appreciate anything you’re able to give today to help make it a reality: