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2012/09/05

Elizabeth Warren

"Mitt Romney's the guy who said 'Corporations are people.'
No Governor Romney, corporations are not people. People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they cry, they dance, they live, they love and they die. And that matters!
We don't run this country for corporations, we run it for people."
Elizabeth Warren
Speaking at the Democratic Convention
September 5, 2012


If you did not hear Elizabeth Warren speak last night, it is not too late. You can hear it by clicking here. I encourage you to spend fifteen minutes and to listen to it.  I promise that you will not be disappointed.

No matter how good that speech was, it is not why we need her to win her election to become the next Senator from Massachusetts. She is not just a speaker, she is a thinker and a doer. She was a member of President Obama's economic team, and is the person credited with coming up with the idea of creating a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But she did not stop when she came up with a good idea, she was instrumental in putting it together. She would have been its first head, but the Republicans in the Senate guaranteed that they would filibuster her nomination.

So now she is working to bust her way into the Senate, right through the front door. But it will not be easy. She needs our help.

The Republican Senators are not the only ones who both fear and hate her. The big banks are pouring millions of dollars into the campaign of her Republican opponent, Scott Brown. Brown has been a loyal servant to his masters at the big banks and by keeping him in the Senate they will profit a lot more than the couple of million dollars that they are investing in his reelection.

So if you agree that there is no more important senate race in the country, that there is no clearer choice between two diametrically opposing philosophy's of government, then please help Elizabeth Warren. Then go to her website and donate something. Five dollars, ten dollars, twenty five dollars, whatever you can afford. And after that send an email to your friends and family. Tell them about her, or link to this blog. If you give $25 and then also can convince five others to also give $25 that is the same as you giving $150.