Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard will hold her presidential campaign kickoff on Saturday, February 2, with a nationally broadcast announcement from her home state, Hawaii.
“Our campaign begins with aloha, and it begins in Hawaii,” said Gabbard in an email message to supporters. “Our country is being torn apart, with painful divisions that seem too deep to heal.”
Gabbard went on to explain, “The answer is in a single word that we know means so much more than just ‘hello’ or ‘goodbye.’ Aloha means ‘I come to you with an open heart, with love, respect, and compassion, and a recognition that we are all brothers and sisters — connected to each other and our planet.’”
The word, which is a part of her state’s cultural identity, can uplift the nation because, “Hawaii has had a historic impact on the rest of the country,” she said.
“For a nation forged by immigrants, wrestling with the legacy of slavery and racial injustice, we continue to aspire to live up to the founding ideals of America — of freedom, equality, and justice for all,” said Gabbard.
Gabbard invited supporters to tune in live on Saturday, Feb 2, when she will be officially announcing her candidacy for president.
Details about the announcement are available at the candidate’s website, www.tulsi2020.com and supporters may text TULSI to 48728 to receive mobile alerts.
Gabbard is a member of the Hawaii Army National Guard and an Iraq veteran, serving in a base in the Sunni Triangle at the height of the war.
Forever changed by that experience, Gabbard came home committed to fighting for peace and an end to unnecessary wars.
US Sen. Kamala Harris joined the Democratic presidential campaign yesterday, with a speech in her California hometown.
Other Democratic candidates in the race includes former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, US Rep. John Delaney of Maryland, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, West Virginia state Sen. Richard Ojeda, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.
Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden are expected to seek the party’s nod to challenge Trump for the White House, but neither has indicated if he will run.
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