Never separate the life you live from the words you speak.
Politics isn't about big money or power games; it's about the improvement of people's lives
Politics is not about big money or power games; it's about the improvement of people's lives
Never separate the life you lead from the words you speak.
A politics that is not sensitive to the concerns and circumstances of people's lives, a politics that does not speak to and include people, is an intellectually arrogant politics that deserves to fail.
I don't think politics has anything to do with left, right, or center. It has to do with trying to do right by people.
I was talking about no nukes, the farm crisis. People said that wasn't stuff that a state auditor was supposed to be talking about. Maybe they were right.
Politics is about the improvement of people's lives. It's about advancing the cause of peace and justice in our country and the world. Politics is about doing well for the people.
Successful organizing is based on the recognition that people get organized because they, too, have a vision.
The kind of national goal we ought to be thinking about is way beyond national product - it is how do we as a nation help our children be the best kinds of people they could possibly be?
The only way to change is to vote. People are responsible.
The people of this country, not special interest big money, should be the source of all political power.
Politics is not about money.
I emphasize self-esteem, self-confidence, and dignity, not as an ideal, but as a real test of community organization. Without leadership development, community organizations do not have staying power.
Politics is not about power.