U.S. Senator, former teacher. Wife, mom (Amelia, Alex, Bailey, @CFPB), grandmother, and Okie. She/her. Official campaign account.
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Oct 25 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
With exactly two weeks left until Election Day, I want to talk about four candidates I’m very happy to support—and why:
I’m proud to endorse Peter @WelchForVT. From lowering the cost of prescription drugs to fighting the climate crisis, he’s been a trusted partner to get things done in the House, and I look forward to continuing to fight by his side in the Senate.
Sep 1 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Here’s what you need to know about how to get your student debt canceled under President Biden’s new plan.
And here are those links:
1. Sign up for email alerts at ed.gov/subscriptions to get notified when applications are live—expected to launch in early October. Apply by Nov. 15, and your relief will come through before payments start up again on Jan. 1.
Aug 24 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
We’ve been working towards this day for a long time, and it’s here: President @JoeBiden is taking historic action to cancel up to $20,000 of debt for millions and millions of Americans.
Make no mistake: This is one of the biggest acts of consumer debt relief in American history, and it will directly help hard-working people who borrowed money to go to school because they didn’t come from a family that could write a big check.
Aug 3 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
Right-wing extremists tried to pull a fast one on us in Kansas last night. They thought they could sneak a ballot measure through a low-turnout primary to clear the way for extreme abortion bans. But they forgot something: we’re fighting back like never before.
The threat was real. Abortion bans in Kansas would leave a huge reproductive health care desert in the middle of the country.
But Kansans turned out in huge numbers and sent a strong message: no, no, NO, we are not going back.
Thank you for staying in this fight.
Jul 19 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
The stakes couldn’t be higher in this year’s midterms. Today, I’m glad to endorse two more Warren Democrats who will fight to make our government work for everyone.
As State Senate President, @BeccaBalintVT passed one of the strongest reproductive rights laws in the nation, raised the minimum wage, & passed Vermont's first gun safety laws. Becca has the experience, record, & grit to fight for families in Washington. I’m proud to endorse her.
Jun 29 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
I want to talk about some very concrete next steps now that Roe v. Wade is gone—where we can go on offense as well as defense in our fight for the right to an abortion. Here’s a quick thread:
In Michigan, @mireprofreedom is fighting to get an initiative on the ballot to protect reproductive freedom—including abortion & contraception—in the state constitution. It could be a blueprint for many other states. Chip in to their campaign if you can: ewar.ren/6br
Jun 23 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Today, I’m endorsing two more House Democrats who dream big and fight hard for working people every day:
I’m proud to endorse @IlhanMN for re-election in #MN05 because she’s a champion for the working class, a strong fighter for climate action, a fierce advocate for abortion rights, and one of the leading voices in Congress for canceling student debt.
Jun 8 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
President @JoeBiden has the unique power to marshal the resources of the entire federal government to defend abortion rights. @PattyMurray and I led this group of senators to lay out six initial steps that federal agencies can consider: nbcnews.com/meet-the-press…1. Increase access to medication abortion and make sure people can get accurate information about their options there.
May 8 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
After my daddy had a heart attack, he couldn’t work for a while. Bills piled up. One day, I walked into my parents’ bedroom. My mother’s face was red and puffy. A dress was laid out over the bedspread—the dress that only came out for weddings, graduations, and funerals:
"We are not going to lose this house,” she kept saying. She’d never worked outside the home. She was terrified. But she knew what she had to do. She put on that dress, walked down the street to Sears, and got a minimum wage job that saved our house and saved our family.
Apr 21 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
The 2022 midterm elections will shape the future of our democracy—and touch the lives of families across the country. Today, I’m endorsing three more terrific Democratic U.S. House candidates who are ready to make the big change we need:
As a state legislator, @DeliaCRamirez has been a champion for working families—fighting to raise the minimum wage, expanding health care, and securing millions of dollars for affordable housing. I’m proud to endorse her for Congress in #IL03 so she can keep up the fight.
Apr 18 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Here’s a #TaxDay reminder about why we need to crack down on freeloading billionaires and giant corporations.
Apr 8 • 8 tweets • 5 min read
To put more power in the hands of working people, where it belongs, we need to elect more Democrats up and down the ballot in 2022. Today, I’m endorsing six more candidates who know how to fight and know how to win:
.@StaceyAbrams lifts up the voices of Georgia families who have been counted out and left behind. She has a vision and a plan to help working Georgians succeed. I fought by her side in 2018, I’m proud to endorse her today, and I can’t wait to call her Governor Abrams in 2023.
Mar 25 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
111 years ago today, 146 people died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. Mostly women—girls really, some as young as 14. Mostly immigrants. It was one of the worst industrial disasters in American history. And it’s a story of greed, corruption, and power:
For years, women factory workers had been sounding the alarm about dangerous conditions, long hours, and low pay. But the factory owners cared more about protecting their fat profits. They used their money and power to stop the state government from protecting workers.
Mar 24 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has more trial court experience than any sitting Supreme Court justice. She’ll be only the 2nd sitting justice to have served in all 3 levels of the federal judiciary. And she’ll be the 1st former federal public defender & 1st Black woman on the Court.
Judge Jackson is so well qualified that some in the GOP are now down to making up objections. They’ve attacked her in this week’s hearings just to play politics. It’s appalling, and it’s no way to treat someone who’s devoted her career to exceptional public service.
Mar 7 • 11 tweets • 2 min read
Two years ago, I suspended my campaign for president. For 431 days, a team of true believers brought substance and heart to a campaign that inspired millions to dream big and fight hard. #DBFH
Our organizers built a grassroots campaign. We knocked on 22 million doors, made 20 million phone calls, and sent 42 million texts to voters. We became the fastest first-time presidential campaign to have a million people donate.
Feb 28 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Today, I’m endorsing four more U.S. House candidates who are ready to make our government work for everyone—not just the rich and powerful. And two of them are on the ballot in the Texas primary tomorrow:
As the daughter of immigrants, a fierce community advocate, and a small business owner, @MichelleVforTX understands the unique needs of her district. She has the experience to hold this crucial swing seat, and I am proud to be supporting her in Texas’ 15th District.
Feb 14 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Today was my mother’s birthday. She loved her special connection to Valentine’s Day, and when I was a little girl, I bought some heart-shaped pans at the dime store and started baking her heart-shaped cakes every year. I’ve kept that tradition up to remember her.
After my mother died of a massive heart attack, the doctors realized that she’d had advanced heart disease—never diagnosed, never treated, even though she got regular check-ups. Later, I would learn that heart disease is the #1 killer of women.
Jan 26 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
This year’s elections are about defending our democracy and fighting for the changes families need in their daily lives. Today, I’m endorsing three candidates who know how to make our country work for everyone, not just the rich and powerful:
.@Andy_Levin fights from the heart, and he knows how to get results. He brings powerfully important experience to Congress—from union organizing & workforce policy to green energy entrepreneurship & human rights advocacy. I’m happy to endorse him for re-election.
Jan 19 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
Last night, I went to the Senate floor to talk about how our democracy is under attack. I read out loud from several articles on voter suppression taking place in state after state across the country. I want to share those articles here too. vox.com/22575435/votin…ajc.com/politics/all-b…
Mar 18, 2021 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
Today, I’m introducing the #BuildGreenAct—a transformational investment in electrifying our transportation infrastructure. It would create around 960,000 jobs, save around 4,200 lives a year by reducing air pollution, and tackle the climate crisis head on. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
By electrifying buses, rail, and transportation infrastructure across the country, the #BuildGreenAct addresses two big challenges at the same time: our crumbling infrastructure and the climate crisis.
Mar 1, 2021 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
Today, with @PramilaJayapal & @RepBrendanBoyle, I’m introducing a bill for a two-cent #WealthTax on net worths above $50 million—a few cents more for billionaires. This will raise at least $3 trillion to #BuildBackBetter and increase opportunity for all. nytimes.com/2021/03/01/bus…
Right now, we live in an America tilted toward the ultra-rich and the powerful. The tax system is so full of loopholes and special breaks that families in the top 0.1% pay about 3.2% of their wealth in taxes while the bottom 99% pay about 7.2% in taxes.