Debbie Wasserman Schultz: You can’t reform a broken system you benefit from
I’ve never run for office before, but it is my understanding that some candidates, like Debbie Wasserman Schultz, can walk into a room full of Wall Street executives and lobbyists and leave an hour later with hundreds of thousands of dollars. In fact, after sending a panicked fundraising message to her donors about our political revolution last week, that’s exactly what Wasserman Schultz is doing tomorrow with a fancy, $5,000 per attendee fundraising event in D.C.
Why? Because Debbie Wasserman Schultz is afraid of our political revolution, and she is rallying her corporate donors to — in her words — “show them how strong we are.”
Our political revolution calls for a fresh voice in Washington that will fight for working families, women, and seniors. The billionaire class calls for politicians like Debbie Wasserman Schultz who cater to their interests. That’s why I won’t accept their tainted money — and I won’t be forming my own Super PAC. It is my belief, that you cannot reform a broken system if you directly benefit from it. That’s why I plan on leading by example during this election.
Showing the billionaire class that we have the strength and momentum to reach 5,000 individual contributions — more than most campaigns, including Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s, normally report in a given year — would serve as a powerful message about our political revolution.
And we’ve been able to do it in only a handful of weeks. Let’s finish January just as we began it — with a powerful show of momentum that will rock the political establishment and put us one step closer to defeating Debbie Wasserman Schultz later this year.