In less than 90 seconds, Senator Elizabeth Warren made it very clear just how much she believes in the value of honest, hard work. Speaking at the 2013 AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles, CA over the weekend, the freshman Senator from Massachusetts continued building her legacy of being a crusader for the middle class by delivering a power-packed 15 minute speech in front of the country’s largest union of laborers. Her entire speech is noteworthy, but it was the following segment that really got the crowd fired up.
Our agenda is America’s agenda. The American people know the system is rigged against them, and they want us to level the playing field. Real reform isn’t easy. But I know this, if we don’t fight we can’t win, but if we fight, we will win.
It’s not hard to see why so many people on the left have fallen head-over-heels for Senator Warren. She acknowledges her losses, she acknowledges just how hard the fight to “level the playing field” as she calls it will be. Through it all though, she shows resillience, having been hoisted out of Washington once before by the TEApublicans, she arose from the ashes of that defeat and got herself elected to the United States Senate so she could work for reforms in that capacity instead.
Senator Warren is precisely the kind of lawmaker we need to stick around for a long, long time. She clearly understands how devastated the middle class has been in the last thirty or more years, and she has the moxie, determination and experience to bring about real, effective change. Watch the snippet of Senator Warren’s speech at the AFL-CIO convention below.
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