All posts tagged: Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren at Netroots Nation Describes the Soul of Today’s Democratic Party.

Netroots Nation Conference, Day 3, Senator Elizabeth Warren Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) spoke at the annual conference of Netroots Nation in Atlanta. She talked about many priorities of the Democratic Party including reproductive rights, health care, and immigration while criticizing the agenda of Republicans and the Trump administration. She also cautioned about calls to move her party closer to the center. The annual conference was an “annual gathering for progressives” attended by online organizers and grassroots activists. [Transcript of Warren’s prepared remarks, sent in advance by her staff.] Before I begin, I would like to say a word about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program – DACA – that was just discussed. The fights that we fight for – they matter. In 2012 – because of persistence of many of you in this room – 800,000 young men and women were protected from deportation. Because of DACA, DREAMers, who are as American as you and me, were promised a chance. The chance to work. The chance to live without the fear of being ripped …

Senator Elizabeth Warren on CNBC’s “Squawk Box”

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) discusses the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on July 12, 2013. Senator Warren introduced the legislation with Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Angus King (I-ME). Related articles Senator Warren Discussing Glass Steagall (ritholtz.com) Jim Cramer of CNBC insists that Elizabeth Warren takedown ‘had NO impact’ (rawstory.com) Elizabeth Warren, the antidote to CNBC (cjr.org)

Elizabeth Warren Starts New Leadership PAC

Elizabeth Warren has started a new Leadership PAC. Americans are fighters. We are tough, resourceful, and creative. If we have the chance to fight on a level playing field — where everyone pays a fair share and everyone has a real shot — then no one can stop us. That’s what I’m fighting for each and every day in the United States Senate. But here’s the honest truth: at the end of the day, my one voice — and my one vote — isn’t enough. We need many strong voices fighting together to stand up for what we believe in. I’ve formed a new organization — PAC for a Level Playing Field — to advance our fight. Together we can do more, and we can support candidates across the country who believe in consistent accountability, investing in opportunity, and fighting for families and small businesses. Just like our campaign, the PAC for a Level Playing Field won’t be funded by big corporate interests. It will be funded by grassroots donors like you. Will you join …

Do You Want Filibuster Reform? Take Action Now

Sign the Credo Petition Fix the Senate Now – Take Action (Call and Petition) Since Obama was elected President the minority party has chosen to use the filibuster rule to dismantle 223 years of representative democracy. Take a look at this graph that Rachel Maddow posted to her blog in November of last year. At first glance it may appear that there was some progress during the 112th Congress as the number of filibusters declined but that decrease was only as a result of the GOP-led House passing far-right bills the Senate didn’t care to pass. The 112th Congress had the third most filibusters of any Congress, ever. Most observers are in agreement that the filibuster rule needs to be reformed. The question is how? Sensible suggestions have come from Senators Jeff Merkley, Tom Udall and Elizabeth Warren: eliminate the filibuster on the motions to proceed to votes reduce debate on nominees from 30 hours to two hours (after the filibuster was broken) make it easier to establish a conference committee require anyone who filibusters …