Friday, March 31st 2017
“Brothers and sisters, she was warned. She was given an explanation. And nevertheless she persisted. Our senior senator from Massacusetts is a working class champion. Senator Warren is an example of what it means to persist in the face of adversity, and to fight for what is right BECAUSE it is right. Like Bernie Sanders, her leadership is defined not only by the faith that we have in her, but by the hope she has in each of us… SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN!”
Here is my summary of what my queen Ms. Liz had to say:
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren:
“We’re in this fight because we believe in The America that we can build for all of us. THAT’s why we’re in this fight.
“What do we fight for? We believe:
Every kid in this country is entitled to get an education without getting crushed by student loan debt, and that means debt-free college. WE WILL DO THIS!
Healthcare is not some frivolity available for the rich;
Healthcare is a basic right for every human being. YES!
And when we talk about how, once again, we are going to strengthen working families how we’re going to create opportunity for poor families how we’re going to have a solid middle class, I always remind myself;
UNIONS built America’s class and unions will rebuild America’s middle class. You bet we will!
And when we’re talking about dignity and fairness, I remind myself that;
After a lifetime of hard work, people are entitled to retire with a little digity, and that means protecting and expanding SS & medicare for ALL of our people. Yes!
I remind myself too, every time I come back from Washington;
We are a people where there is no room for bigotry; we are a nation of immigrants, that Black Lives Matter, that we will be a people who stand for each other. Yes! You bet!
(Then at 1:27:45 she says, “God I love to be from Massachusetts,” after which you can actually hear my own voice shouting “WE LOVE YOU!”)
She goes on to say, “I cannot believe I have to say this in 2017. We believe that:
Women should make their own health care decisions over their own bodies and that Planned Parenthood WILL receive funding from the federal government. We will fight for them! All the way! It’s OUR healthcare. You bet!
And she says, “this one is a little scary for some people, so reach over and hold your neighbor… in a respectful way… everyone ready? OK here we go:
“WE BELIEVE IN SCIENCE.”
At this one of course we all freaked out at the SCANDAL of saying such a blasphemous proclamation. I *knew* she was going to say that and I stood up in the audience and yelled to her, “NO YOU DIDN’T! NO YOU DIDN’T!” And you can see her looking and pointing at me when she says “Yes” at 1:28:51.
And because we believe in SCIENCE, we believe;
Climate change is real and we have a moral obligation to protect this earth for our children and our grandchildren. Yes!
We believe Wall Street needs MORE regulation not less regulation to wreck our economy. Do you believe in that? Yes!
DEMOCRACY IS NOT FOR SALE. We must overturn CitizensUnited and we must return this government to the people!
And that’s why I wanted to be here with my friend Bernie Sanders! Come on out Bernie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“And she has made a lot of wonderful enemies.”
[You can hear me say “We love you!” at 1:27:45;
See her believe in science at 1:28:45… and point at me at 1:28:51! ]