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Aug 25, 2023

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RFK, Jr. Asked the Right Questions About Immigration. Will Other Candidates?

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. came to Yuma, Ariz., in early June to learn firsthand just how the migrants and the local citizens have been affected by the policies pursued by the current administration. He sought my perspective on the current crisis as the recently retired chief patrol agent with the U.S. Border Patrol... Kennedy’s solution to the humanitarian disaster at the border should garner broad bipartisan support. First, he proposes regaining control over the border with technology, physical barriers and trained personnel — in other words, to rebuild what the current administration has dismantled and defunded. Contrary to the narrative pushed by those benefiting from the current chaos, this is easily achievable. Second, he proposes getting on top of asylum claims. Currently, migrants are simply walking across the border in many areas and claiming asylum. Even though only 15 percent of asylum claims are normally approved, they know that, because there are so many millions of backlogged cases, they will be processed and transported into the country before any hearing to determine the validity of their claims, if such hearings ever take place at all. Kennedy credibly argues that if claimants to political asylum understood that their case would be determined swiftly at the border before they were granted entry into the country, most would forgo the considerable risk and expense of entrusting themselves to the cartels to make the journey. Finally, Kennedy proposes working with the Mexican government to stem the flow of transit migration through Mexico. Biden’s decision to hand effective control of immigration policy to the cartels has had a devastating impact on public safety on both sides of the border. The Mexican government has every incentive to cooperate in restoring order to the situation. Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Aug 22, 2023

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Stops in Greenville While Touring the Palmetto State

WYFF News 4 reports: After stops in Charleston and Florence, Democratic candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. made his way to the Upstate. Kennedy held a town hall at Zen Greenville on Monday. Kennedy said many Americans are just running on empty. "It's Armageddon for a lot of Americans when the engine light comes on in their car. They are having to choose between buying gasoline or food or food or medicine," Kennedy said. Despite there not being a Democratic debate planned, Kennedy hopes President Biden will reconsider. "Politicians running for president ought to be doing retail politics. They ought to be debating their opponents, they ought to be campaigning, going into the nail salons, going into the barber shops, going into the dinners. Listening to what Americans are saying about what is happening to their lives," Kennedy said. Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Aug 22, 2023

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Bobby Kennedy, Jr.’s Heterodox Jobs Plan

Forbes reports: Like other parts of Kennedy’s heterodox campaign, this economic plan draws on ideas from across the political spectrum. His plan has been termed “working class capitalism” or “populist capitalism”, but whatever term is used, Kennedy challenges the mainstream Democratic narrative, in a way that no other campaign is doing. Beyond the individual policy challenges, Kennedy’s challenge to the Democratic leadership is a more fundamental one. His economics focus on class, not race or gender or the other identity categories that the Democratic party has become preoccupied with. For Kennedy, Americans need not be divided by race, gender or other identity categories. These categories are a distraction. Kennedy’s economics does not idealize or romanticize working class voters; but neither does he approach them as “bitter clingers” or economic losers. He refuses to demonize rural voters, conservatives, or Republicans, and recognizes why these voters have moved to the Republican party. Their economic discontents need to be taken seriously and addressed. While Kennedy’s populism stands out from other candidates, it finds echoes in a growing intellectual movement that is departing from the traditional populism on both the left and right.  Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Aug 21, 2023

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Poll: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Surges in South Carolina Among Likely Democrat Primary Voters

Breitbart reports: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is surging in South Carolina among Democrat voters, according to a poll released Monday. Kennedy Jr. now has the support of 24 percent of likely Democrat primary voters in a state that was pivotal to saving President Joe Biden’s flailing bid for the Democrat nomination. The poll showed that one key issue that could be helping Kennedy is his stance against the draconian coronavirus measures that were employed during the pandemic. Fifty-percent of likely voters in the South Carolina primary agreed that coronavirus lockdowns permanently closed millions of small businesses and disproportionately impacted African Americans. Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Aug 21, 2023

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New Documentary Focuses on Arizona Border, Urging Democrats To Focus on Immigration

ABC 15 Arizona reports: If Robert Kennedy,  Jr. has his way, Arizona's border will be front and center in his campaign against President Joe Biden. The son of Robert Kennedy is challenging the President in the Democratic primary. In June, Kennedy spent three days in Yuma, meeting with migrants, elected officials, law enforcement, and social service agencies. The result is a documentary "Midnight at the Border." Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Aug 19, 2023

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Kennedy Speaks in Orangeburg, SC Against Military Spending, Corporate Interests

The Times & Democrat reports: Democratic presidential candidate Robert Kennedy, Jr. came to Orangeburg, SC on Saturday to rail against the corporate interests that he claims are harming Americans. Kennedy said he’ll end the military conflicts he thinks are enriching corporations. He said the savings can be used to help Americans. “When I get elected, I’m going to end the forever wars,” he said, in one of his most heavily applauded lines of the afternoon. Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Aug 17, 2023

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Kennedy Campaigns In Charleston As Supporters Tout SC As Key to Victory

The Well News reports: The line of cars extended three-quarters of a mile up Meeting Street Road, as the candidate strode into a side door at The Wonderer, the self-described “social and wellness club” that was the venue for the evening’s campaign event. Dismissed by some of the mainstream media as a kook and conspiracy theorist for his very “anti” position on COVID vaccine, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. seemed anything but as he entered the suite of conference rooms populated by a few staffers and a smattering of early-arriving reporters. Trim and fit in a blue shirt and tailored slacks, he seemed the embodiment of quiet, solidly-grounded equilibrium. No glad-hander, despite his running for the Democratic nomination for president, Kennedy offered a quick wave to a reporter whose eye he caught as he entered. A moment later, after a brief stop in one of the side rooms, he reemerged to say a quick hello as he was ushered to a waiting TV interviewer. “Hi,” he said, extending his hand. “I’m Bobby Kennedy.” Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Aug 16, 2023

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Democratic Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Hosts Town Hall in Charleston

WCBD News 2 reports: Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. hosted a town hall in Charleston on Wednesday. He spoke primarily about the economic issues he sees plaguing our country, and prior to taking the stage, News 2 spoke with him in an exclusive interview about those issues. Kennedy is looking to spread a message of “economic hope” in the Lowcountry, and across the nation; it’s something he thinks the country is currently lacking. “Both President Trump and President Biden are running on platforms that they’ve brought prosperity to this country,” Kennedy said. “But when I travel around South Carolina and other states, I’m not seeing that. I’m seeing people who are living at a level of desperation that I have not seen in this country ever.” Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Aug 14, 2023

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Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Visits California’s Compton, Watts

Urban Magazine reports: Back in 1968, the charismatic Senator Robert F. Kennedy left an indelible mark on the streets of Watts, a predominantly Black neighborhood is southern Los Angeles, California. Half a century later, in the year 2023, the torchbearer of the Kennedy legacy, presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. embarked on a poignant journey back to Watts, as testament to his family’s unwavering commitment to uplift and empower communities. Beyond the prestigious lineage that he carries, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is driven by an ardent desire to amplify the voices and aspirations of marginalized communities, particularly within the Black neighborhood. This commitment is more than mere rhetoric; it’s a genuine dedication to his family’s legacy of advocacy and compassion. In a recent display of his support for such initiatives, Kennedy also aligned himself with the Los Angeles-based Drew League. This grassroots basketball organization has garnered immense respect for its role in uniting local youths, streetball legends, and even professional basketball stars, all converging in Compton to celebrate the sport they love. Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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Aug 12, 2023

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Pledges at Iowa State Fair to Restore Middle-Class Prosperity

The Des Moines Register reports: The post-war period he grew up in, Kennedy said, was a time of great prosperity for the middle class, where American-made products had powerful worldwide appeal, as evoked history and childhood memories of his father and uncle. Kennedy presented a centerpiece of his Iowa campaign to the crowd during his speech: his opposition to the proposed carbon capture pipelines that could crisscross Iowa and other Midwestern states. Kennedy has also emphasized his opposition to the United States' role in the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. After his speech, Kennedy told reporters that he would negotiate with Vladimir Putin to end the war. Read the full article here. If you resonate with this message please subscribe to our newsletter to learn more.

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