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Sat Dec 6, 2014, 08:00 PM

Sen. Elizabeth Warren to be keynote speaker for AFL-CIO


http://www.politico.com/story/2014/12/elizabeth-warren-afl-cio-113317.html



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By MAGGIE HABERMAN 12/4/14 6:02 AM EST

Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be the keynote speaker at a summit hosted by labor giant AFL-CIO early next year on wages — a critical issue that’s expected to play a defining role in the national discussion ahead of the 2016 presidential race.

The Massachusetts Democrat will be the featured speaker at the union’s first National Summit on Wages on January 7 at Gallaudet University in Washington — giving her a platform in front of a core Democratic base constituency with whom her message about income inequality has resonated.

Warren has repeatedly said she isn’t running for president. But her strong support among progressives has made her a wished-for Democratic 2016 candidate, and she has made clear she plans to continue to shape the debate about the party’s economic priorities.

Richard Trumka, the AFL-CIO president who told the New York Times after the Democrats’ disastrous midterms that he hopes to see Hillary Clinton run on a platform focused on raising wages and that she won’t “cater to Wall Street,” praised Warren in a statement.

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sadoldgirl Dec 2014 #1
CountAllVotes Dec 2014 #2
liberal_at_heart Dec 2014 #3
rurallib Dec 2014 #4
Andy823 Dec 2014 #5

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 08:03 PM

1. Yea, great, I love it.

Run, Elizabeth,Run, pleeaze!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 08:37 PM

2. K&R!!!



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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 08:51 PM

3. I like her enthusiasm. I'm not one to judge who I should vote for based on popularity and

electability but I think she has that something that gets people excited.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 10:48 PM

4. Gotta rec and kick. Bet it will be a barn burner

and hope it will be an ass burner for all republicans and many Dems who want to be republican lites.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 07:26 PM

5. Even if she does not run

She can push the age and of higher minimum wage laws, and force those who do run go address this issue.

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