Elizabeth Warren officially kicks off 2020 White House bid

Elias Hubbard
February 9, 2019

In 2012, her run for the U.S. Senate in MA was overshadowed by reporting that she was listed for years as a minority in the Association of American Law Schools directory and as Native American while teaching law at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania. Elizabeth Warren is expected to make her bid for the 2020 presidential election official today at 11 a.m. from Lawrence, Massachusetts, in New England, where residents voted by a landslide in 2016 for former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

The Massachusetts Democrat joins a crowded field in her party's primary.

Other members of the MA delegation will also speak at the rally, including Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Lori Trahan, as well as Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera and Boston City Councilwoman Michelle Wu, those sources said. She also pushed back against claims she was pushing "class warfare".

Weeks after announcing her exploratory committee, Warren's announcement in MA today kicked off her campaign in what's shaping up to be a large Democratic field running against President Donald Trump. "On Sat, February 9, I'll be making a BIG announcement about my 2020 plans".

In 1912, textile workers in Lawrence, many of them immigrant women, walked off the job and went on strike to protest wage cuts. She will travel to Iowa on Sunday and make visits to South Carolina, Georgia, Nevada, and California in the coming weeks. Warren said. She said that President Trump was a "symptom of what's gone wrong in America", meaning a "rigged system that props up the rich and the powerful and kicks dirt on everyone else".

Warren introduced her campaign by telling the story of Lawrence, where laborers - many of whom were immigrants - toiled under awful working conditions.

In the days leading up to Saturday's announcement, Warren has been weighed down by new questions over her past claims to Native American heritage.

Warren has been fiercely critical of the Trump administration's immigration policy, particularly in light of the separation of migrant children from their families at the border.

Warren will be the third senator to officially launch her campaign, after Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker. Sen. She announced last month her plan to impose a "wealth tax" on Americans with more than $50 million in assets. Viewed alongside a new proposal from Sanders to hike the estate tax, Warren has positioned herself at the center of the progressive push to reduce corporate influence in Washington and economic inequality across the country.

Warren's nascent campaign has been plagued with controversy over a DNA test she took in the fall to show that she has some Native American heritage.

Another unanswered question: whether the dust-ups will permanently undermine Warren's campaign.

Warren is counting on performing well in next year's primary in New Hampshire, where Democrats have tended to favor candidates from nearby states in open primary years.

Warren rolled out the DNA test results in October, along with a slickly produced video that took on Trump's "Pocahontas" taunts head-on.

"These workers - led by women - didn't have much".

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

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