THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT HAS BEEN RELEASED BY “OUR REVOLUTION” ON THEIR WEB SITE
Tonight’s election demonstrates what most Americans knew since the beginning of the primaries: the political elite of both parties, the economists, and the media are completely out of touch with the American electorate.
Too many communities have been left behind in the global economy. Too many young people cannot afford the cost of the college education. Too many cannot afford basic necessities like health care, housing, or retirement.
Those of us who want a more equitable and inclusive America need to chart a new course that represents the needs of middle income and working families. The most important thing we can do is come together in unity and fight to protect the most vulnerable people of this country. Just like we did yesterday, Our Revolution will be on the front lines of the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal tomorrow morning.
We will do everything in our power to ensure that the president-elect cannot ignore the battles Americans are facing every single day.
Tonight Donald Trump was elected president.
Our job is to offer a real alternative vision and engage on the local and national level to continue the work of the political revolution in the face of a divided nation.
[Emphasis by PDACNM Editor]