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This country is in the midst of a political revolution

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All across this country, from coast to coast, people are standing up and fighting back -- not only against Trump, but for an agenda that works for the working families of this country.

We've seen that this year from the striking teachers who demanded a decent education for their kids. We saw it from students across the country leading the fight for sensible changes to our gun laws. And we've seen it from the Disney workers, Amazon workers, and fast food workers demanding a living wage and safe working conditions.

And I will tell you what I saw it all across the country on our tour we wrapped up with a massive event in California. At every stop, I saw huge numbers of people who are ready to send a message to Washington that will be heard all over this country, and all around the world, on Election Day.

But we cannot stop now, not with so much at stake. So I intend to spend the next eight days doing everything I can to rally progressives in Vermont and across the country to volunteer and to vote. But I need your help to make sure our message is heard.

Trump is going to try to divide us in this final week before the election. He is going to try to pit us against each other by race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status and however he can do it.

He is desperate to do it because he knows that if working people, young people, and people of color stand united, we are going to win. If he can divide us up, right-wing Republicans and the big-money interests will win.

What I saw on my tour was a people who are united. People who know that real change is possible when large numbers of ordinary Americans speak out, get involved in the democratic process, and vote.

Progressive change is coming. But we can't stop fighting now. I won't. But I need you with me.

Sisters and brothers, this country is in the midst of a political revolution. People are tired of the status quo and a government that only benefits the 1 percent. On Election Day, we are going to stand together and fight back.

Eight days. Let's give it all we've got.

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