Senator Elizabeth Warren’s on a roll this week, and delivered yet another fiery speech in Detroit, Michigan today. Warren was today’s featured speaker at Netroots Nation , an annual gathering for liberal, grassroots political activists.
Politico reports that the excited crowds greeted the populist from Massachusetts with cheering, applause, and “Elizabeth Warren for President” signs.
Highlights from Warren’s speech include:
1. “We believe that corporations are not people, that women have a right to their bodies, we will overturn Hobby Lobby, and we will fight for it!”
2. “I can’t believe I have to say this in 2014. We believe in equal pay for equal work, and we’re willing to fight for it.”
3. “We believe that no one should work full time and live in poverty. That means raising the minimum wage, and we will fight for it.”
4. “When conservatives talk about ‘opportunity,’ they mean opportunity for the rich to get richer, and the powerful to get more powerful. They don’t mean opportunities for a young person with $100,000 in student loan debt to try to build a future. They don’t mean opportunities for someone out of work to get back on their feet. They don’t mean opportunities for someone who’s worked hard all her life to retire with dignity. The game IS rigged.”
5. “We believe that immigration has made this country strong and vibrant, and that means reform, and we are willing to fight for it.”
Too busy to watch the entire 15-minute speech? Here are 90 seconds worth of highlights from Politico.
Here’s the video with Warren’s entire 15-minute Netroots Nation speech, courtesy of Egberto Willies.
Senator Warren’s on a roll this week.
Warren’s Netroots Nation address follows up on a similarly scorching speech Warren delivered Tuesday evening, when she slammed her GOP colleagues for their bizarre focus on attacking women’s rights instead of fixing the economy.
The Republicans are on the attack, once again trying to put women’s fundamental rights on the chopping block. I stand with my colleagues to fight back.
Warren took to the Senate floor in support of the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act bill sponsored by Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo), and actively supported by 40 other senators. The bill seeks to overturn
“I cannot believe that we are even having a debate about whether employers can deny women access to birth control,” Senator Warren said. “Guys, this is 2014, not 1914. Most Americans thought this was settled long, long ago. But for some reason, Republicans keep dragging us back here – over and over and over again.” Senator Warren noted that the Hobby Lobby decision is the latest battle in an all-out Republican assault on women’s access to basic health care.
Watch Warren’s scorching Hobby Lobby floor speech.