New Jersey Senator Cory Booker kicked off his Justice For All Campaign Tour in his hometown of Newark today.
Hundreds of supporters packed Newark’s Military Park for Booker’s first major rally as a candidate for the presidential democratic nomination. Booker laid out his progressive vision for the country around the theme of creating a more just and equitable society.
“I know and you know, that we don’t have the privilege to wait for what fits into someone else’s narrow view of what it means to be a progressive, our first priority must be to make people’s lives better.”
Booker addressed everything from gun control and criminal justice to climate change and women’s rights. The event kicks off a two-week national tour.
The former mayor of New Jersey’s largest city paid homage to his hometown and says it was time in Newark that has prepared him for what sill be the biggest campaign of his political career.
“This kind of love this is what my strength is and these are the folks that first took a chance on me in the central ward s a city councilman in 1998. That’s my foundation upon which I stand and folks here have empowered me to help lead this nation and its so exciting to be back here where it all started in a park that is surrounded by alot of testimony to what Newark can do and that’s what America can do.”