April 22, 2019 - U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) Announces Candidacy 

• On April 22 U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) announced on "Good Morning America" and via video.

April 22, 2019 Video "Seth Moulton, Moral Compass"  4m23s

Seth: I was first called to service in my college church by a minister who's the greatest mentor I ever had. He talked a lot about the importance of service, about how it's not enough just to believe in service. You gotta find a way to give back yourself. You couldn't help but sit in this church and be hit by the names on these walls. And I had so much respect for them that I wanted to do my part, too. So I joined the marines. My parents weren't exactly thrilled.

Seth’s Mom
: I was really scared for him.

: Even in a war I disagreed with, there's nothing I'm more proud of than being a grunt, being on the ground, serving with those Marines. Before I knew it, I was commanding a platoon in the
first company of Marines into Baghdad.

Seth’s Mom
: As an American. I was proud to have him representing me. As his mother. I spent four tours being terrified.

Seth: But it turned out that the war was based on a lie about Saddam's weapons of mass destruction. And we lost great, brave Americans. I returned home and decided to run for Congress because I realized that a lot of Americans are feeling betrayed by Washington the same way that we did in Iraq. Ask anyone who's lost their job to a changing economy, or a child to opioids, or has to choose between heat and food in the winter, they're feeling forgotten.

: He was 54 points down...
Dad: ...to an 18 year incumbent.
Liz: His campaign manager, his pollster, told him to quit. And you don't tell Seth to quit.
Seth (clip from Nov. 2014): I am proud that our race has been held up in recent days as a model for how races should be run. And how politics should be conducted.

: He is the sweetest, kindest man. He's extremely devoted. Seth would bend himself into a pretzel to take care of somebody.
Sister: Seth is the kind of person that if he sees something wrong, he is going to try to fix it. 
Veteran: You got that spirit for our country. And that's what we need... An honest politician that has a heart for this country, that’s not going to put up with the stuff of division.
Liz: The person that takes on Donald Trump needs to be a tank. They need to be a tank that no matter what is thrown their way, what fire, what lies, what vitriol, the tank just keeps moving, and that’s
Seth: Seth When the president tweeted that this is the greatest political witch hunt in American history, I just said, as the representative of Salem, Massachusetts, I can assert this is false.
Liz: There's nothing that sways him to do anything else other than what he believes is right.

: Decades of division and corruption have broken our democracy, and robbed Americans of their voice. It's all led to an administration that's turned away from our values and is shredding or moral authority. The greatest generation saved our country from tyranny. It’s time for our generation to step up and do the same.

There are already Americans across this country with the moral courage to get it done. Women marching for respect. Teachers walking out for fair pay, kids fighting for safe schools. I spent years of my life carrying guns every single day as a Marine, but weapons of war have no place on our streets or in our schools.

While our country marches forward, Washington is anchored to the past.

It starts with growing our economy, with the new jobs, the green jobs, the tech jobs, the advanced manufacturing jobs that are going to make us the world leader in the next century. It starts with tackling climate change and making sure that we have a planet without an expiration date. As a veteran of combat and of the Armed Services Committee in Washington, I will cut the massive weapons programs we don't need so that we have the money to invest in the future. We should build a cyber wall to stop Russia from hacking our elections. And most important, we need to restore our moral authority in everything we do. Whether it's appointing a cabinet member, negotiating a treaty, or signing an executive order, I will always uphold America's values.

I'm running because we have to beat Donald Trump, and I want us to beat Donald Trump because I love this country.

We've never been a country that gets everything right. But we're a country that, at our best, thinks that we might. I'd be honored if you'd join me in this mission.

April 22, 2019

Moulton Kicks-Off Campaign with Early State Service Tour and Media Appearances

SALEM, MA - Today, after announcing his candidacy for President of the United States, Seth Moulton (D-MA) released the following public schedule, which includes return trips to all four early voting states. In each state, Seth will be participating in a service-oriented event - much like the “Serve with Seth” events he holds with staff every quarter in the Sixth District and D.C. “Serve with Seth” was a tradition he started during his 2014 campaign for Congress.

Moulton is also embarking on an aggressive media tour including local, national, and non-traditional outlets. Moulton will be open and accessible to press throughout the campaign and participating in numerous additional interviews this week not listed below.

In addition, Moulton will also be connecting with voters from the campaign trail this week via Facebook Live and Vimeo Town Halls.


Monday, April 22, New York City (Hit Times Approximate)

9:00 AM: Video Interview with Terrell Jermaine Starr at The Root

10:00 AM: Live Appearance on Buzzfeed’s AM2DM 

5:30 PM: Live Interview on SIRIUS XM Radio POTUS Channel

9:00 PM: Live on Rachel Maddow for first cable interview as a presidential candidate

Tuesday, April 23, New Hampshire 
11:00 AM: Service Project and Roundtable Discussion with Residents of Liberty House
75 W Baker St, Manchester, NH

2:00 PM: Roundtable Discussion with AmeriCorps Victims Assistance Program
100 N Main St Suite 300, Concord, NH

5:45 PM: Facebook Live Town Hall from Manchester, NH

6:30 PM: WMUR’s “Conversation with the Candidate”

Wednesday, April 24, New Hampshire and South Carolina
7:00 AM: New England Council’s Politics and Eggs 
Bedford Village Inn, 2 Olde Bedford Way Bedford, NH

2:30 PM: Beach Clean Up and Meet and Greet with VFW Post 3137
VFW Post 3137, Isle Of Palms, SC

4:00 PM: Virtual Town Hall from Charleston, SC

Thursday, April 25, Iowa

9:30 AM: Discuss the Importance of Service at Civics Class and JROTC at Central Academy 
1912 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA

Friday, April 26, Los Angeles 
9:00 AM: Taping of “The Adam Carolla Show” and “Take A Knee” with Adam Carolla 

10:30 AM: Taping of “KickAss News”

12:40 PM: Live on Cheddar

Saturday, April 27, Nevada 
9:00 AM: Roundtable Discussion with Vets for Action
Craig Ranch Regional Park 628 W Craig Rd Las Vegas, NV

1:00 PM: Remarks at VFW Nevada District 6 Convention
4337 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV

Republican National Committee
April 22, 2019

“Seth Moulton is a Massachusetts liberal who supports higher taxes and the socialist Green New Deal. His presidential bid is going nowhere, just like his unsuccessful business career and his repeated failed attempts to challenge the least popular politician in DC: Nancy Pelosi.”—RNC Communications Director Michael Ahrens
Here’s just some of what you need to know about Moulton.

1. Vox, 4/22/19

2. The Boston Globe, 3/23/16

3. The Boston Globe, 3/18/19

4. CNN, 3/26/19

5. NBC News, 4/22/19