Just in case you needed reminding, Kid Oakland lays it out over at DailyKos.
The most important people in Democratic politics don't even know it.More at link.
It's the kid with the anger in his eyes I saw on my way to the swimming pool...anger at the injustice of a school system that's written him off in the fifth grade...anger at a society that tells him every day that he is less than a full citizen because of the color of his skin just like his dad and his uncles.
It's the overweight mom I see in my neighborhood. The one with two young children who has pre-diabetes and doesn't know it yet. She lives in a society that won't give her preventative care or nutritional education, but which underwrites big corporations that sell her super-sized food that is silently eating away at her body.
It's the small town single mom sitting at the kitchen table late at night smoking a cigarette...taxed to the last dollar like all the working poor...trying to figure out how to pay the electric bill and still have rent money on a cleaning woman's wages.
It's the middle-class worker facing an outsourced job and a failed pension who's shown up on time, paid his dues, but is now looking down the barrel of a retirement plan that's gone up in rust-belt smoke.
(Cross-posted at Rural Nevada Democratic Caucus Blog)