Never before has it been so starkly undeniable that our fates as individuals, as nations, and as a world are inseparable. It will take all of us working together to defeat this global pandemic, relying on the very best of humanity to shine through and connect and unite us at a time when it would be just as easy to succumb to fear, isolation, and destructive division.
With that in mind, I want to take a moment now to first and foremost urge you to take — and to encourage your friends, neighbors and family to also take — all the necessary preventative precautions required to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (https://tulsi.to/cdc-guidelines). Also, here is some information you can share about new measures Congress just passed that will provide some relief to those who need it most while we continue to address the growing challenges the pandemic poses to our health, safety, and economy.
I am deeply inspired by and grateful for the countless examples of service above self — the abundance of courage, compassion, and strength — that I see every day as Americans step up to take care of each other despite fear and uncertainty.
Our heroic front line healthcare workers who are leaving their families behind every day, often self-quarantining from their own spouses and children, to put their lives on the line to test and treat strangers they swore an oath to serve.
My fellow service members in the National Guard who are activating and serving in their home states across the country to meet this new threat head-on. The essential service workers feeding our nation, delivering and producing essential goods, reinventing their businesses to keep us fit and healthy online.
Your neighbors and friends who are volunteering online, delivering groceries and picking up prescriptions for vulnerable members of the community who cannot. People giving blood, and those donating money to organizations helping those who have been hit hardest by this crisis. Parents keeping their children safe. The care providers looking after our most at-risk populations. There is no shortage of people demonstrating the spirit of aloha, and the immense ingenuity and strength of our nation and the American people. We need to keep it up.
Far too much of the existing concern around COVID-19’s impact in the media and by our government leaders has been focused on bailing out the big end of town, making the same old tired trickle-down arguments we’ve seen time and time again. The American people don’t have time to wait for relief, they need it now to make ends meet. I am continuing to urge my colleagues to remain focused on what we can do now to serve the American people. Now is not the time for politics; now is the time for leaders to step up and stand together.
The coming weeks and months will test all of us — but I have great faith that when We, The People, work side-by-side with compassion, love, and strength, we can accomplish anything. We can defeat this virus and come out not only stronger, but more compassionate, empathetic and connected as a nation and a world than ever before.
With hope and determination —
Unfortunately our "experts" have been propagating the dangerous and misleading propaganda that young people are not at risk from the coronavirus. Everyone, including young people, are at risk and can become seriously ill. Everyone needs to take this seriously.
Good news! I introduced a bill last week calling on the federal government to immediately begin UBI payments of $1,000+ a month. Now Democrats and Republicans, including President Trump and Mnuchin, have all started speaking out in support of this direct cash payment to every American.
From The Hill: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard talks about what should be done to help the American people in light of recent events.
The corporate media often speculates about my motives for running, as if it’s some kind of dark mystery. They struggle to understand how someone could make decisions, as I always do, based on principle and conviction — rather than political calculations or the so-called “horse race.”
I'm running for president to take the trillions of taxpayer dollars that we'll be spending on this new Cold War, and our longstanding counterproductive policy of carrying out regime change wars, and direct this precious treasure to meet the very real needs of the American people. This includes investing in protecting our country against pandemics like the novel coronavirus.
If we had not spent trillions of dollars on regime change wars, we could have invested in our healthcare system. But we didn’t. Our leaders were shortsighted, and thousands—possibly tens of thousands—of Americans will now suffer because of their shortsightedness.
I'll continue to do my best to share my message with the American people. With your help, I will continue to speak up regarding the necessity of bringing about a sea change in our foreign policy—and therefore, our domestic policy.
This is why I refuse to be silenced: Right now, the United States, Russia, and China have thousands of nuclear missiles aimed at one another.
Trump has continued a trend that began with the Bush Administration in systematically dismantling treaties that have helped prevent nuclear war. The safeguards that had been in place for decades are crumbling.
Where is the debate on these issues in the Democratic primary race? It still hasn’t happened. What will Joe Biden’s foreign policy be? What will Bernie Sanders’ foreign policy be? What advisors will they bring on and what are the agendas of those people? Their relationships with the powerful foreign policy establishment? We, the people deserve to know.
The powerful political and corporate media elites have done everything they can to undermine my candidacy since the day I announced. The false, malicious caricature they have presented is an insult to any standard of fairness and decency, and most of all to the voters themselves. So I will continue bringing my message directly to the people, and let them evaluate me for who I really am, without the mediation of warmongering propagandists.
My purpose in running for president has never been about self-promotion or self-aggrandizement. It's been to tell the American people what they need to hear — because all of our lives are depending on it.
Thank you for standing with me in this important fight for our future.
I’m continuing to run for the same reason I originally began this race: to bring about a sea change in our longstanding foreign policy of carrying out regime change wars, end the new cold war & nuclear arms race, and invest the trillions wasted in such wars into the American people.