By Kayla LaRosa 02/09/2019
The public address system blared the song “Working 9 to 5” when Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren took to the podium on the steps of an old Lawrence mill. She then told the crowd that she is officially in the presidential election race.
She chose the location because it is where mill workers from the Bread and Roses movement went on strike during the Industrial Revolution, creating many of today’s workers’ benefits.
The Democrat gave her longtime message of fighting for the working class and creating economic opportunities for families.
“We are in the fight to build an America that works for everyone,” she said to the crowd of supporters. “I will never give up on you, your children, or their future.”
Warren also detailed some of her key platform issues including gun control and imposing stronger regulation on Wall Street.
The second term senator went on to promise that she will not be taking any money from lobbyists or wealthy donors.
Warren was introduced to the stage by her former Harvard law school student MA Congressman Joe Kennedy.
Today’s announcement comes two months after she had announced her presidential exploratory committee.
Check out the tweets and videos from our WEBN crew who were on the scene to cover the event.