|Carol Moseley Braun|
"My mother used to say “It does not matter if you came to this country on the Mayflower, or on a slave ship, through Ellis Island or across the Rio Grande, we are all in the same boat now.” My campaign will give voice to the millions of people who want us to come together to provide for the security and harmony of the whole community. We believe that social justice is the key to our ability to meet the global challenges we face as a nation. We accept responsibility for the American dream, and are determined that our generation leave even more prosperity and opportunity, liberty and hope than we inherited from our parents. We are the patriots who want to steer the ship of state in the direction of renewal, progress and peace. I bring to this campaign not only professional experience in state, local and national government and international relations, but also the perspective of a woman of color who could only have this chance in America."
— Carol Moseley Braun