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Caucus State: Booker and Rights Movement

caucus state: Booker opened his first day of campaigning in the early voting presidential caucus state using the rhetoric reminiscent of the civil rights movement to distinguish himself early in the race, according to CTV. And although Iowa is a vastly white state, Booker's is a sentiment that echoes within the state's Democratic base. Cory Booker urged Democratic activists in small towns and black leaders on Friday to heed his call for social justice and apply it to the fight for universal health care coverage and a fair criminal justice system. In a crowded church basement in Mason City, Booker likened denying health care coverage to denying civil rights. That's not justice. You cannot have life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness if you don't have health care, the Democratic senator told an overwhelmingly white audience of about 100 who turned out despite sub-zero temperatures. ( As reported in the news.