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Elizabeth Warren Makes It Official, Announces She’s Running For President In 2020

Elizabeth Warren Makes It Official, Announces She’s Running For President In 2020”

The left-wing firebrand, who launched an exploratory committee in December, made the announcement in Lawrence, a faded mill city with a heavily Latino population.

For her 2020 campaign, Warren has proposed a 2% wealth tax on fortunes of $50m or greater and a 3% tax on fortunes $1bn or greater. Considered a landmark moment for unions, the strike received national attention and eventually prompted federal investigations into brutal working conditions and pay raises for workers around New England.

Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement Saturday that Warren has been "exposed as a fraud by the Native Americans she impersonated and disrespected to advance her professional career, and the people of MA she deceived to get elected". Almost 80 percent of the population in Lawrence is Hispanic, and almost 40 percent is foreign-born, according to the Boston Globe. Saturday's event likely makes her candidacy official. Kamala Harris of California and Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Details on her trips to the latter four states have not been released by her staff.

Hillary Clinton did an "I'm in" video on January 20, 2007. John Kerry in 2004. Doug Rubin, a Boston-based strategist who advised Warren during her first Senate run in 2012, said in an interview that most voters will respond to "the powerful message she's been talking about", in terms of battling social and economic injustices, rather than the back-and-forth over her personal identity.

Warren's announcement comes a little more than one month after she announced an exploratory committee, the first step major candidates take when considering a run for president.

Warren frequently invokes her background of growing up in Oklahoma and recounts the emotional story of how her mother saved the family. Warren recalls how her mother, crying, put on her best dress, insisted they would not lose their home, and found a minimum-wage job that ultimately kept them afloat.

"I'm not particularly paying attention to the noise and the distractions of any candidate, whether it's someone I support or not", she said. She's apologized twice over the past two weeks for claiming Native American identity on multiple occasions early in her career.

Warren spoke at the site of the "Bread and Roses" strike of 1912, which pitted thousands of textile workers, majority women and many of them immigrants, against mill owners in a dispute over pay and working conditions that ended with the state becoming the first in the U.S.to pass a minimum wage law. The Washington Post reported that Warren wrote in 1986 that her race was "American Indian" in a Texas state bar registration card, adding to the list of instances in which the senator self-identified this way. "I am in that fight all the way", she told supporters in Lawrence, Mass.

Trump refers to Warren as "Pocahontas", a slur referencing accusations that she falsely claimed Native American ancestry in a Harvard directory. Tribal activists, who were sharply critical over DNA test and earlier refusal to address the harm it might have done to their interests, have mostly welcomed her apologies.

But the splashy political stunt backfired.



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