Alison Lundergan Grimes

Our Strength is our People: Tanesha's Story- Feb. 11, 2014

Alison Lundergan Grimes
February 11, 2014
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Campaign status: Lost

TANESHA BOOKER: My daughter is six years old, and to me and my husband she means everything. [TO DAUGHTER] Smile, you're having fun, yay! [Laughs] We are fighters in the West End. We are fighting to take care of our families, we're fighting to fulfill our dreams and we've always been fighters. God gives us hope, so we just keep fighting. We just keep fighting. When I think about Mitch McConnell concerning my daughter's future it makes me nervous because I don't want things to stay the way they are. I want her to have a good job and to have a great future and to be able to follow her dreams and do whatever it is she wants to do. In 31 years, Mitch McConnell has not done anything for my community. He has not created any jobs. He hasn't cared about our community at all. I feel like when Sen. McConnell says that raising the minimum wage is the last thing he wants to do, it's because he's a millionaire. He doesn't care about us down here. The minimum wage doesn't mean anything to him.

BOOKER'S HUSBAND: What Alison Grimes has a chance to do is bring some energy, and some excitement and some hope and get some stuff fixed up a little.

BOOKER: You know what that says up there? It says we will rise together. We will rise together. We will rise again as a neighborhood that is a safe environment for everyone. We will rise again as peace. We will rise again as mothers. We will rise again as the way it used to be.

HUSBAND: There's a lot here. There's a lot of hope and possibility.

BOOKER: Alison actually cares about her community. She cares about her community than the people in Washington. She wants to build up her community, build up her state, help the people get out of poverty, help them find jobs, jobs training, close the gap as far as women and men getting paid the same amount. She actually cares. She's doing things that help our community. And know that when we see her fighting with us, we'll want to fight harder because we'll know we're not fighting by ourselves anymore.