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Elizabeth Warren Promises "To Keep Fighting My Heart Out"

Posted on the 29 December 2016 by Jobsanger
(Photo of Senator Elizabeth Warren is from elizabethwarren.com.)
This is Senator Elizabeth Warren's latest message to her supporters:
Donald Trump isn’t fighting for working people. He’s just handing over the keys to government to the same corporate insiders who took care of themselves, then crashed the economy for everyone else.
Yes, Trump will take the White House, but a majority of Americans voted against Donald Trump and his reckless policies. Even huge numbers of people who did vote for Trump don’t support dismantling the Affordable Care Act, privatizing Medicare and Social Security, or gutting Wall Street regulations.
Our agenda is still America’s agenda – and fighting for that agenda is more important than ever.
We know what it’s like to go into a big fight when the odds are stacked against us. When I came up with the idea for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to get the tricks and traps out of mortgages, credit cards, and other financial products, a lot of good people told me we would never be able to beat the Wall Street lobbyists.
The financial industry spent more than a million dollars a day to defeat Wall Street reform and the new consumer agency. But we got organized, we made every nickel we had count, and we fought like there was no tomorrow. The American people made their voices heard – and today, the CFPB has already forced the big financial institutions to return nearly $12 billion directly to the people they cheated. 
We know what we are fighting for:
  • We will NOT let them gut the rules on Wall Street or weaken the CFPB.
  • We will NOT let them privatize Social Security and Medicare.
  • We will NOT let them completely dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
  • We will NOT let them weaken workers’ rights to good pay, decent benefits and the right to organize for better conditions.
  • We will NOT let them cut taxes for billionaires and giant corporations.
  • We will NOT let them cut investments in education, infrastructure, or medical research.
  • We will NOT let them poison our air and water and destroy our planet.
  • We will NOT let them rip apart families or build Trump’s stupid wall.
  • And we will NOT them legalize hate and bigotry against African Americans, Latinos, Muslims, immigrants, women, or LGBT Americans.   
We will fight them whenever and wherever we need to fight them. We will fight them with more energy, more passion and more determination than ever before because the fights to come are going to decide who we are as a people, and what kind of country we will be.
I’m going to keep fighting my heart out – but I can’t do it alone. You make all of our fights – and all of our victories – possible because this is your fight, too.

Thank you for being a part of this,

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