Statement from Ben Wikler, Washington director of MoveOn.org Political Action, in response to Senator Elizabeth Warren’s keynote remarks at the AFL-CIO’s Raising Wages Summit:
“If every American watched Senator Warren’s speech just before walking into the voting booth, progressive candidates would sweep the House, Senate, and state governments across the country. Senator Warren is a fighter who stands up for working families and against corporate interests time and time again—from creating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to leading the charge to tackle our student debt crisis.
Senator Warren’s message—that it’s time to give corporate lobbyists and their trickle-down policies the boot and build an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy few—will define America’s economic debate for the next two years. Majorities of Americans from both parties and all walks of life agree with her that it’s time to raise the minimum wage, protect and expand Social Security and Medicare, and ensure that wealthy corporations pay their fair share. As Warren says, no one working full-time should live in poverty.
The passion and vision at the heart of Warren’s speech today is exactly why so many Americans are eager to see her wage a presidential campaign.”