“….the greatest integrative force in this country has been our public education system. The greatest integrative value developing part of this country has been our education system. And we need to strengthen that. As a new demography comes in there has to be a touchstone, an American touchstone that translates and brings to that accommodation who we are as a nation, what our values are, and what it means to be an American. I learned that in school, I learned it from my family. And we cannot rob the next two or three generations of the opportunity in our school system to become fully empowered and American like the rest of us. [applause]….”
That’s Liza with a Z, not Lisa with an S… (May 18, 2013)
Truman Days in Jackson County – 2013 (May 18, 2013)
Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva (D) was the keynote speaker at the Jackson County Democratic Committee’s Truman Days dinner in Kansas City on Saturday night.
Representative Raul Grijalva (D) was the keynote speaker at the Jackson County Democratic Committee’s
annual Truman Days dinner in Kansas City on May 18, 2013.
“… I go, you know, Pops, why with the union, you know? And I’m speaking more for myself. Why do I have to come? But he took it as a question directed at him, like I do at the union. And I think that’s been kind of a guiding principle since he said that. He said to me, you know…on the job they can work me like a dog. But with the union they have to treat me like a man. [applause, cheers]… “