VIDEO: Sen. Elizabeth Warren Formally Announces 2020 Presidential Campaign
By CBS News // February 9, 2019
announcement took place in Lawrence, Massachusetts
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(CBS NEWS) – Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren officially launched her presidential campaign Saturday morning, over a month after she announced an exploratory committee to test the viability of a bid for the White House.
The rally for Warren’s announcement took place in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the site of a 1912 strike by textile workers, making it a symbolic location to launch a campaign largely focused on economic inequality.
Warren was introduced by a few members of Congress who also endorsed her, including Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Joe Kennedy III, who was a student of Warren when she was a professor at Harvard University.
Warren introduced her campaign by telling the story of Lawrence, where laborers — many of whom were immigrants — toiled under terrible working conditions. She framed the 1912 walkout by women textile workers as a blueprint for her campaign, one focused on economic inequality.
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“This is the fight of our lives”: Sen. Elizabeth Warren officially launched her 2020 presidential campaign today among supporters in Lawrence, Massachusetts https://t.co/f01b5BGLZg pic.twitter.com/Ea5Qg0R9px
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Elizabeth Warren: “If you don’t have money and you don’t have connections, Washington doesn’t want to hear from you. When government works only for the wealthy and well-connected, that is corruption — plain and simple. It’s time to fight back.” Via CBS pic.twitter.com/B8rgRXciSn
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