Democratic Presidential Candidate Introduction
Campaign Statement: Right now, people fear that the lines that divide us are stronger than the ties that bind us. Cory Booker is running for president to change that. The answer to our common pain is to reignite our sense of common purpose to build a more fair and just nation for everyone. Cory believes that when we join together and work together, we will rise together.
In one of the richest countries on the planet, no American should go bankrupt because of medical bills or be forced to choose between groceries and prescription drugs, between paying their rent and seeing a doctor. As president, Cory will fight for access to quality, affordable and universal health care, end attacks on the Affordable Care Act, and act to bring down prescription drug costs.
Families and communities are shattered by gun violence everyday in America. Cory has presented the most sweeping gun violence prevention proposal ever advanced by a presidential candidate. Beginning on Day One in office, Cory will take action to close dangerous loopholes in gun sales, crack down on gun manufacturers, and invest in communities impacted by gun violence.
Cory will take immediate steps to combat climate change and is committed to righting environmental wrongs that have disproportionately impacted vulnerable communities. His landmark Environmental Justice Act strengthens legal protections against environmental injustice for communities of color, low-income communities, and indigenous communities. The United States is facing new and evolving threats to our security and to global stability, but the Trump Administration’s reckless approach to foreign policy is violating our values, undermining the Constitution, and making us less safe. As president, Cory will lead with our values, stand with our allies and partners, restore Congress’ role in the use of military force, and confront 21st century challenges.
As a tenant lawyer, city councilman, mayor, and U.S. senator, Cory has spent his life bringing people together to take on the problems we face. His vision for our country is one in which we are measured by our ability to love and to come together to create a more fair and just nation for everyone. To learn more about Cory Booker, please visit CoryBooker.com, and follow him on Twitter (@CoryBooker) and Facebook (facebook.com/corybooker).
Senator Booker's Outreach to Democrats Abroad
Message to Democrats Abroad - May 2019 video