“If we want real change it is necessary not only to elect more Democrats, we need better Democrats,” she told the training the candidate Committee progressive change campaign on Friday in Washington, DC.
“This is not the time to settle. It’s time to fight”.
Nixon is challenging the incumbent Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is seeking a third term in Albany.
“Sex and the city” actress has founded his campaign, appealing to the disenfranchised wing of the Democratic party – those who felt anger at the party in the 2016 elections after revelations came out that the party had helped Hillary Clinton campaign to ensure the nomination during the primary race with Bernie Sanders.
Nixon told the youth, women and people of color – those electoral blocs, to whom she is speaking – “is not going to stop the Democratic party if the Democratic party will not begin to appear for them.”
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She received a warm welcome from the crowd of candidates who are in Washington for four days the candidate practical conference, which includes sessions on everything from fundraising to training media organization build a campaign.
There are about 450 candidates from 48 States, working in offices both at the state and Federal level, was present. Most of them, as a sign of democratic enthusiasm, was inspired to start after the election of Donald trump.
But they are also a symptom of another problem for Democrats – a split in the party between the liberal and more moderate wing. In the most important battle in several competitions across the country – especially in the house races — which absorb time and money.
“Each of you here today something in common – the democratic establishment doesn’t want us to work,” said Nixon.
Nixon campaign bases its strategy on appealing to the left wing of the party to support her for Cuomo.
While her supporters will fight against trade unions and other traditional groups, show their support for Cuomo and can use a mass exit of voters operations.
Nixon made his appeal to unions, when ABC news asked her if she was concerned about its support for Cuomo.
She said a lot of injustice in the country because of the “desertion of the trade unions on both sides of the aisle. We need to support unions they for us the best opportunity to address inequities in this country.”
Primaries in new York on Thursday, Sep. 13.
Nixon was touted liberal positions in his campaign, most recently for the legalization of marijuana, which she called the issue of “racial justice”.
“We need to stop putting people in jail because white men do with impunity,” she said in her speech queue that have a long standing ovation from the crowd.
She added that the liberals should ensure that corporations and “rich white people like John Boehner will be the main that the benefit” of legalization.
Boehner on Wednesday joined the Advisory Board of the acreage enterprise, one of the country’s largest corporations of cannabis. He said that “my thinking concerning cannabis evolved” and he now supports changing Federal policy of marijuana.
The speech Nixon had dotted lines designed to appeal to the progressive crowd and have drawn loud and persistent applause.
“If Washington is a swamp, then Albany is a dump” she said to cheers.
She released her final battle cry: “if we want change, we must do what we always do – we have to go ourselves and we must seize it.”