"The climate crisis is upon us," Deatrick said. "You tell me who is the candidate who's committed to declaring a national climate emergency? Who is the only candidate with a plan and a timeline to transform our energy system to 100% sustainable by 2030 at the latest? Who is the only candidate to commit to shutting down the aging line five pipeline that's unnecessarily carrying fossil fuels under our Great Lakes? And tell me which candidate is the only one with an A plus rating from Greenpeace? Bernie Sanders. We the People need a climate president. Michigan, let’s win this for our children, our grandchildren and each other.”
“So today, we are here because we believe that every single person in this country — shouldn't matter the color of their skin, shouldn’t matter how they pray, or who they love, or how they identify — every person in this country deserves the basic dignity to know that all of us have their back, that we together can be stronger, that we the people matter, and that we will stand up to dignify one another as human beings,” El-Sayed said.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) speaks at the rally about Reverend Jesse Jackson and his endorsement of Bernie Sanders.
"Jackson’s bid for the 1984 Nomination paralleled the current race with its fight against the establishment and foundation set on hope, not despair," Ocasio-Cortez said. “[Reagan won] not by genius, he won while we were asleep. He won by the margin of despair. He won by the fracture of our coalition by the margin of racial division. He won by default. Does that sound familiar, Michigan?”