Elad Gross, a Democratic Party candidate for Missouri Attorney General, spoke Sunday afternoon at a gathering of 4th Congressional District Democrats.
Remarks [edited for length]:
Folks, my name is Elad Gross. I am running to be your Attorney General so we can get this state working for us again. It is so important that we get this done…
So first, I was a former Assistant Attorney General of Missouri back when the Attorney General’s office used to function. And it’s been a while.
This is about energizing the Missouri Democratic Party so we stand up for working families in our state. That is what this is about. And this is a particular moment when we can do it.
And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention this. But the UAW right now is on strike. And the first facility that they chose, the first one listed….by the President of the UAW, Shawn Fain, was the one in Wentzville [Missouri]. The one in Wentzville. And the reason is, because in 2019, I was standing with them in that time, too, in 2019 they did such a good job. They were so together, they collected resources from all over the community. They did such a good job of leadership that they wanted them to be first. And they are proud to be striking now, because the work that they are doing isn’t just for them, it’s about whether we are going to be a country that supports working folks in our, in the United States of America.
Whether we’re going to be able to afford to go to good schools. And to be able to have good roads. And to have good housing. Or whether we’re gonna have crappy everything just because a bunch of rich people want to get even richer.
It’s about time. It’s about time that our government, that this country, supports regular people, not just those who have a whole ton of money.
This is a decision we have to make now. Absolutely. This is a decision that we have to make as a party, as a state, as a country. And this is the work that we have to get done together in this election. Because when we go down the wrong path on this, at this crucial moment, it’s very hard to go down the right one afterward.
Folks, this is a particular moment, not just for one campaign, it’s really about building a community that folks can rely on each other within. And I can’t think of a better place to do that then the great State of Missouri because of all of you…
Lucas Kunce (D) – 4th Congressional District Democrats – October 1, 2023 (October 1, 2023)