Reuters reports that presidential hopeful Cory Booker told a service commemorating the 1965 Bloody Sunday March, a turning point in the civil rights movement, that the United States is still failing many Americans,
citing poverty and gun violence as constant threats.
Booker, 49, a black second term senator from new jersey and former mayor of newark,
also lamented that clean water and affordable healthcare are still unavailable in many communities.
Booker said in a short speech at a church near the bridge in Selma Alabama where civil rights activists were attacked more than a half-century ago.
We live in a nation that is failing its moral obligations to its children, to its people.