Elizabeth Warren announces 2020 presidential launch in Massachusetts . ‘This is the fight of our lives’
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is off to the races, announcing on Saturday that she would be running for president in 2020.
The former Harvard law professor formally launched her presidential campaign in Lawrence, Massachusetts, before an animated crowd in frigid temperatures. She offered a clear message of persistence and cited a track record as a fighter beginning in her early years living in Oklahoma.
The senior senator also echoed a similar theme touted by the crop of Democratic contenders already in the race — including her colleague California Sen. Kamala Harris — to unite the country amid deeply divisive times.
“This is the fight of our lives,” the senator said. “The fight to build an America where dreams are possible, an America that works for everyone. I am in that fight all the way.”
Chants of “enough is enough” and “it’s not fair” frequently broke out throughout the crowd. There were about 3,500 people packed into the quad at Everett Mills, according to campaign staff.
Warren chose Lawrence as her launch site to share the history of the city, hearkening back to its early roots nearly a century ago as a haven for immigrants and reminding the audience that it was once a booming center for American industry and reform of labor rules — the Bread and Roses strike catalyzed these changes, which included giving workers weekends.
“The story of Lawrence is a story about how real change happens in America,” Warren asserted. “It’s a story about power — our power — when we fight together.”
“We all know the Trump Administration is the most corrupt in living memory,” she said.