Elizabeth Warren 2020 Feb 11, 2019 17:51:49 GMT
Post by Admin on Feb 11, 2019 17:51:49 GMT
Watch live coverage as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-M.A.) makes an announcement in Lawrence, Mass., before embarking on a multistate campaign swing.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren officially jumped into the 2020 presidential race Saturday, joining a crowded field of Democratic challengers as she faces fresh criticism over her claims of Native American heritage.
"This is the fight of our lives. The fight to build an America where dreams are possible, an America that works for everyone," Warren said. "And that is why I stand here today: to declare that I am a candidate for President of the United States of America."
During her rally in Lawrence, Massachusetts, she also received some high-profile endorsements from several lawmakers, including Rep. Joe Kennedy III and Sen. Ed Markey, both key Democrats from Massachusetts.
"No one knows how to fight for what is right better than Elizabeth Warren," Markey said. "No one knows how to get under Donald Trump's skin better than Elizabeth Warren."
She touted her support for progressive politics, including increasing the minimum wage and Medicare for All. She propped up embracing diversity and the immigrants who helped build the nation, all with a backdrop of Everett Mills, the site of a workers strike 100 years ago led by women and immigrants that boosted workers rights. She told the story of the strikes, using it as an example that even those without power can work together to shape policy and change America.