Elizabeth Warren Makes It Official - She’s Running For President

Elizabeth Warren Makes It Official - She’s Running For President

Warren's announcement makes her the eighth Democrat officially running for president, joining the likes of Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, Senator Kamala Harris of California, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of NY, former Congressman John Delaney of Maryland, Spiritual author Marianne Williamson of Texas and businessman Andrew Yang of NY. Warren made the announcement in Lawrence, Massachusetts at the Everett Mills, the site of the famous Bread and Roses workers strike in 1912.

"Lawrence has a history of working people coming together to make change, where the fight was hard, the battle was uphill, and where a group of women led the charge for all of us", Warren said in a video promoting her announcement.

The Massachusetts Democrat, a leader of the party's progressive wing, made her announcement on Saturday from an historic site in Lawrence, northwest of Boston, that launched the United States organised labour movement.

Warren was the first high-profile Democrat to signal interest in running for the White House, forming an exploratory committee on New Year's Eve.

There were some in Ms Warren's campaign kick-off crowd who expressed concern that her struggles to explain her past claims of Native American heritage could make her vulnerable to attack.

Warren is part of an increasingly crowded and diverse field of Democrats vying for the chance to challenge President Donald Trump, the likely Republican nominee. The first debates among the Democratic primary field, which is expected to be large, are scheduled for June, with the first voting to follow in January 2020. After their divorce in 1978, she married Bruce Mann, a Harvard University law professor, in 1980.

To give Warren the authority to redesign financial rules and regulations would seem the ideal way to begin to shrink the obscene and risky inequality between the very wealthy and the nation's working and middle classes. "I want to see a revival of civic grace". You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. In an email to supporters last week, the campaign wrote: "Underpaid, overworked, and flat-out exploited workers from more than 50 countries gave Lawrence the nickname 'Immigrant City'". "You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for".

Ms Warren's crossover into politics began with her opposing what turned into a 2005 act limiting bankruptcy access for individuals.

Warren's heritage claims have dogged her since her first campaign for the Senate in 2012, and Trump mockingly refers to her as "Pocahontas". McConnell's complaint about Warren - "Nevertheless, she persisted" - has become a rallying cry for activists. He is just the latest and most extreme symptom of what's gone wrong in America, a product of a rigged system that props up the rich and powerful and kicks dirt on everyone else.

Speaking from Washington, Al Jazeera's correspondent Heidi Zhou-Castro said that as popular as Warren's wealth reform proposals may be with the liberal base, "she does have quite a liability with her claims of Native American ancestry".

Warren, whose parents growing up in Oklahoma were a department store salesman and a homemaker, was a registered Republican for most of the 1990s.

"I like her anger", said Christiane Alsop, who has donated to Warren's previous campaigns and is backing her presidential bid.

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