When we’re living in a constant state of financial stress, we can’t be our best selves and live as we were meant to live.
I know first-hand what financial stress can do to a family. I grew up in a low-income household. My mother worked so hard to create a better life for me and my brother, and I was so fortunate to get a ton of financial aid to go to Harvard at a time when our house was being foreclosed upon.
But there are millions of kids growing up today who will not have the same good luck that I had. The opportunities that people have in life shouldn’t be the result of luck.
That’s why I’m committed to bringing financial security to everyone. If you believe as I do that our lives have meaning, and every human being has value, then we all ought to be able to live to our full human potential.
This is the moral calling of our time, and the charge of our generation. We know how to bring economic security to everyone – all we’re lacking is the will.