Elizabeth Warren has sent out this letter to the people. It reminds me that people of America with its difficult and painful recent history have stepped forward, proving to themselves and to the world that they will not settle for the victim's roles. They have collectively begun to turn things around. It feels like a beginning of a new stage in the evolution of this country.
I still can't believe it, even as I'm writing it. I'm in Washington, D.C. right now for the Senate's freshman orientation!
They have some strict rules around here, and I don't want to get caught passing notes. But I had to take a quick moment to say:
When I came up with the idea for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a lot of people in Washington said it would never happen. But not MoveOn. When Wall Street spent millions of dollars to kill the consumer agency, folks like you rolled up your sleeves and out-worked them.
So when I decided to run for the United States Senate, I knew that we'd need the heart, the guts, and the muscle of MoveOn members once again—and wow, did you deliver!
I am amazed and incredibly grateful for the $1 million that MoveOn members contributed to our campaign $5 and $10 at a time. I'm proud of every YouTube video you posted and every quote you shared to introduce your friends to our campaign. And I'll never forget the 750 volunteers that you recruited across Massachusetts in our critical Get Out the Vote efforts to push us over the top.
You took our message not only inbox-to-inbox but doorstep-to-doorstep. That's exactly what this campaign was all about.
We've already won two big campaigns together, but we've still got a lot of work to do.
That starts with getting people back to work. And we've got to make sure that millionaires, billionaires, and Big Oil companies pay their share. We've got to protect Medicare, Social Security, and health care. We've got to hold Wall Street accountable and level the playing field for working families.
I'm ready to fight for that, MoveOn members—and I hope you'll be there with me once again.
Thanks again for all you do.