Session Type(s): Plenary
Starts: Friday, Jul. 17 1:45 PM (Eastern)
Ends: Friday, Jul. 17 2:45 PM (Eastern)
During this keynote you’ll hear from one of our biggest progressive champions—Senator Elizabeth Warren. She fired up the crowd last year in Detroit, pledging to continue fighting a rigged system in a country of rising income inequality and stressing the importance of fighting for progressive values.
Sen. Warren also joined us in 2010 and in 2012, as a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat she now holds.
For the past year, she’s continued to boldly speak out about solutions to poverty and student debt and the need for everyone to play by the same rules.
Senator Warren will be introduced by Arizona’s own, and Co-Chair of the Congresional Progressive Caucus, Representative Raul Grijalva.
Video of Elizabeth Warren speaking:
Here’s a reacap of the keynote, as told by the Netroots Nation community:
Elizabeth Warren was elected to the United States Senate from Massachusetts in 2012.
She is widely credited for the original thinking behind the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She led the establishment of the agency, building the structure and organization to protect consumers from financial tricks and traps hidden in mortgages, credit cards and other financial products.
In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Elizabeth served as Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP. Her efforts to protect taxpayers and hold Wall Street accountable won praise from both sides of the aisle.
Elizabeth was a law professor for more than 30 years, including nearly 20 years at Harvard Law School. She is the author of 10 books, including three national best-sellers: A Fighting Chance, The Two-Income Trap and All Your Worth.