Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is supercharging her “grassroots” campaign with plans to add a “significant” number of hires in Iowa. The Hawkeye State is arguably one of the most crucial primary states in determining the long-term health of a candidate’s campaign, and it seems to have a good chunk of Warren’s attention. She already has over 50 staffers and a number of enthusiastic volunteers, but plans to add to the existing team.Jason Noble, Warren’s Iowa communications director, confirmed the campaign’s plans to announce a “significant” number of hires in the coming weeks– June 15, specifically. The national campaign anticipates over 60 on payroll after the additional hires are added, according to POLITICO. While Warren’s competitors are making similar moves, none have a physical presence quite as prominent as Warren’s. Some say it’s a risky move and warn that it could cost her long-term. … [Read more...] about Senator Elizabeth Warren Beefs up Presence in Iowa
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, supports the federal government issuing reparations to black Americans who were economically affected by slavery, she said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks at a rally to launch her campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in Lawrence, Massachusetts, U.S., February 9, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder “We must confront the dark history of slavery and government-sanctioned discrimination in this country that has had many consequences including undermining the ability of Black families to build wealth in America for generations,” Warren, who is white, said in a statement to Reuters. She pointed to a bill she has introduced in Congress that would provide help to minorities in making a down payment on a home. “Black families have had a much steeper hill to climb - and we need systemic, structural … [Read more...] about Senator Elizabeth Warren backs reparations for black Americans
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren formally launched her 2020 presidential campaign on Saturday, saying that she is fighting for all Americans. The Massachusetts Democrat, a leader of the party's progressive wing, made her announcement from a historic site in Lawrence, northwest of Boston, that launched the first organized workers' movement in the US. Warren, 69, has made worker rights, fair wages and access to health care central to her campaign. But her controversial ethnic heritage claims have dogged her since her first campaign for the Senate in 2012, and President Donald Trump mockingly refers to her as "Pocahontas." Her ancestry drew fresh scrutiny earlier this week with the discovery that she described her race as American Indian on a form to join the Texas legal bar in the 1980s. Warren has repeatedly apologised, saying the claim was based on "family lore" and she now understands tribal sovereignty dictates membership. Warren is one of four women so far seeking the Democratic … [Read more...] about Senator Elizabeth Warren enters 2020 US presidential race
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 15, 2018 / 11:22 PM GMT By Benjy Sarlin WASHINGTON — A sweeping ethics bill by Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. is making the jump to the newly Democratic House. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., plans to introduce companion legislation in the coming days that she hopes will become a rallying point for progressives. The Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act is headlined by a lifetime ban on lobbying by former lawmakers, presidents, and top executive branch appointees, but includes a wide array of additional provisions. Some connect directly to President Trump’s conduct in office, like a proposed requirement that presidents make tax returns public and sell off companies to avoid conflicts of interest. Others touch on recent scandals in the administration and Congress, including a provision banning individual stock trading … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren’s ethics bill is moving to the House. Does the new Democratic Congress want it?
Jordyn Holman, Bloomberg Published 8:16 am PST, Thursday, November 15, 2018 Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., questions witnesses during a hearing in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 2, 2018. Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., questions witnesses during a hearing in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 2, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo ByAndrew Harrer Photo: Bloomberg Photo ByAndrew Harrer Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., questions witnesses during a hearing in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 2, 2018. Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., questions witnesses during a hearing in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 2, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo ByAndrew Harrer Sen. Elizabeth Warren presses consulting firms to … [Read more...] about Sen. Elizabeth Warren presses consulting firms to disclose work with Saudi Arabia