And we are here today looking for the answer to the same question: Where is that America today? How many veterans come home from this war without the care they need−how many wander the streets of the richest country on Earth without a roof over their heads? How many single parents can’t even afford to send their children to the doctor when they get sick, never mind to four years of college? How many workers have suffered the indignity of having to compete with their own children for a minimum wage job at McDonalds after they gave their lives to a company where the CEO just walked off with that multi-million dollar bonus?

We need to move forward with new leadership. That’s why we’re having this contest.

In America ordinary citizens can somehow find in their hearts the courage to do extraordinary things. That change is never easy, but always possible. And it comes not from violence or militancy or the kind of politics that pits us against each other and plays on our worst fears; but from great discipline and organization, and from a strong message of hope.

We believe in personal responsibility and self-reliance. But we also believe that we have a larger responsibility to one another as Americans−that America is a place−that America is the place−where you can make it if you try.

This is our time. Our time to make a mark on history. Our time to write a new chapter in the American story. Our time to leave our children a country that is freer and kinder, more prosperous and more just than the place we grew up.

People are fed up, they’re angry, they’re frustrated, they’re bitter and they want to see a change in Washington. That’s why I’m running for president of United States of America.

At the edge of despair, in the shadow of hopelessness, ordinary people make the extraordinary decision that if we stand together, we rise together.

It is now time to fulfill our hope for an America where we’re in this together―for our seniors, for our children, and for every American in the years and generations yet to come,

We won the state of Maryland. We won the Commonwealth of Virginia. And though we won in Washington D.C., this movement won’t stop until there’s change in Washington.

In one day's time, in less than 24 hours, you will have a chance―it will be your turn―to stand up and say to the rest of the country, ‘The time for change has come’

We know the battle ahead will be long, but always remember that no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions voices calling for change.

Hillary and I may have started with separate goals in this campaign, but we made history together.

For 16 months, Senator Clinton and I have shared the stage as rivals. But, today, I couldn’t be happier and more honored and more moved that we’re are sharing this stage as allies.