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Elizabeth Warren was assistant to the president and a special adviser to the Treasury secretary on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She single-handedly set us this bureau, putting in place the building blocks for an agency that will make credit markets
safer and fairer for families.
SHARE Friday, June 19, 2020 Juneteenth
Juneteenth isn't just about celebration. It's a necessary reminder that 155 years later, Black Americans still feel the weight of government-sponsored racism and discrimination devaluing their lives and livelihoods.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 19, 2020 My Brother's Death Didn't Have to Happen
He got sick, and then he died, by himself. That's the hard part -- really hard part. It's hard to process things like this because everything is happening at a distance. And human beings -- we're not set up for that. We're wired to be with each other. It makes it hard.
SHARE Sunday, March 22, 2020 Any Coronavirus bailout must put workers first: Sen. Elizabeth Warren
The financial security of workers and their families should be our first priority. That means making sure that any federal bailout of giant corporations directly helps their employees, fuels a grassroots recovery and ensures that big companies make serious, long-term reforms that reduce the odds they're back before taxpayers again looking for another bailout.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 5, 2019 A climate denier-in-chief sits in the White House today. But not for long
The world is facing one of the biggest threats we have ever encountered. But Americans do not walk away from a fight. We lead. In November 2020, it won't just be Donald Trump on the ballot but also the chance to renew America's climate leadership for a safer, cleaner, more secure and more prosperous future.
(8 comments) SHARE Friday, November 1, 2019 Medicare for All
Person to person, story by story, we'll fight the misinformation from giant health insurance and drug companies who are desperate to stop anything from getting in the way of their profits. We'll make it clear why we need to fight for Medicare for All -- because it will make a real difference in people's lives.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 14, 2019 My comprehensive plan to end corruption in Washington
We need to call this what it is -- corruption, plain and simple. Corruption has seeped into the fabric of our government, tilting thousands of decisions away from the public good and toward the desires of those at the top. And, over time, bit by bit, like a cancer eating away at our democracy, corruption has eroded Americans' faith in our government.
(15 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 1, 2019 No President Is Above the Law
Congress has a constitutional obligation to impeach the President when he violates the law. But lawyers for previous presidents have used this constitutional duty to argue that the only way the President can be held accountable for criminal behavior is through impeachment. No matter what he may think, Donald Trump is not a King. No President is.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, May 27, 2019 My comprehensive plan to end the opioid crisis
If the CARE Act becomes law, every single person would get the care they need. Scores of legislators in Congress have signed on to support this plan. The nation's top experts on the crisis stand behind it. It spells out in detailed terms exactly how funding would get to the communities that need it most. We should pass it -- not in two years, not after the 2020 elections -- but immediately.
SHARE Sunday, May 19, 2019 Congressional Action to Protect Choice
Right-wing Republican lawmakers in Alabama just enacted the most extreme abortion ban in over 40 years. The new law bans abortion at every stage of pregnancy, doesn't include exceptions for rape and incest, and could result in doctors who perform an abortion being thrown in prison for up to 99 years. Republicans in Missouri are following close behind with a bill of their own.
SHARE Monday, May 13, 2019 My plan to provide comprehensive debt relief to Puerto Rico
Comprehensive debt relief is essential to Puerto Rico's recovery. It is the only way for the island to get out from under the thumb of Wall Street speculators. It is the only way to stabilize the island and allow its people to reclaim their future. Together, we can make it happen.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 8, 2019 My plan for public lands
America's public lands belong to all of us. We should start acting like it -- expanding access, ending fossil fuel extraction, leveraging them as part of the climate solution, and preserving and improving them for our children and grandchildren. Together, we can manage and protect our public lands for generations to come.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, August 6, 2018 The Rich Get Richer...
These tax cuts will serve to fatten the pockets of the already rich and powerful. The richest of the rich already get most of the benefits of lower capital gains taxes -- a situation that will only get worse if the Trump administration has its way. More than 97% of the benefits of this scheme would go to the top 10% in the country.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 5, 2018 The Notorious RBG
Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn't show up to work every day thinking about how she can bend the law to help giant corporations and powerful interests -- she helps defend fundamental, constitutional rights for everyone.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 2, 2018 Big green dollar signs dance in their eyes
It could get worse -- if Brett Kavanaugh ends up on the Supreme Court. He's a walking, talking, gift-wrapped present for powerful interests, with a big bow on top. When right-wing billionaires look at him, big green dollar signs dance in their eyes.
SHARE Saturday, July 28, 2018 An update on Puerto Rico
Rebuilding efforts have been slow. A big reason why: Long before the hurricanes hit, Puerto Rico was already being crushed with debt that had been snapped up by Wall Street vulture funds. Few investors now want to put money into reconstruction if the debt means the islands don't have a realistic chance at recovering.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Forward Together With the Poor People's Campaign
As Americans struggle to pay their bills, the Trump Administration continues to spit in the face of poor people. Trump has also crammed his administration with officials who care more about making money for themselves than protecting our environment, keeping our workers safe, and advocating for the rights of unions and consumers.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 21, 2018 A David versus Goliath story
From the day it opened its doors, the agency has been under attack. And in the years since then, the banking industry, their lobbyists, and their Republican friends in Congress have tried to kill, delay, and defang the agency -- again and again. We're not going to let the big banks and their Republican friends destroy the CFPB and everything it stands for.