This Saturday will mark the 50th anniversary of the March to Freedom down Woodward Avenue in Detroit.
Yet, here we are today, an America deeply divided and fractured. If you are poor in America, you are not an American, but a Texan or a Tar Heel. Your access to health care, to quality education, to unemployment benefits all rests on the politics of your state. We are not simply divided in Washington. We are exactly where we were in 1864. We are divided in a vision of the meaning of government and of democracy.