U.S. Senator, former teacher. Wife, mom (Amelia, Alex, Bailey, @CFPB), grandmother, and Okie. She/her. Official campaign account.
Nov 15 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
Two years ago today, President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. It’s been a big win for Massachusetts—with $6 billion announced so far to repair roads and bridges, expand broadband, replace lead pipes, electrify buses, and more. Here are just a few examples:
Replacing lead pipes:
I never thought I’d run for office. But 12 years ago today, I launched a campaign to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate—because it was a way to keep fighting for a country that works for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected.
I started out 17 points down. My opponent had heaps of campaign cash from Wall Street. But we ran a grassroots campaign. This was the crowd at our first organizing meeting later that fall. Person to person, we built a movement, and we won. #TBT
Jul 11 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
When we get organized and get in the fight, we can beat back powerful special interests and make real change. Here’s how we achieved the biggest advance in corporate tax fairness in three decades:
Mar 28 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
My story doesn’t follow a straight path. I grew up on the ragged edge of the middle class. After my daddy’s heart attack, my family came within an inch from losing our house, but my mother got a minimum wage job at Sears that saved our family.
I dropped out of college at 19 to get married, but got a second chance at a public college that cost $50 a semester and got to live my dream of becoming a public school teacher.
Feb 14 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
My mother’s birthday was Valentine’s Day. We both loved her special connection to the holiday. When I was a girl, I got some heart-shaped pans from the dime store and started baking her a heart-shaped cake every year. I took some time this past weekend to keep up the tradition.
When she was in her 80s, she was in the hospital for some minor surgery. The night before she was scheduled to go home, she said to my daddy, “Don, there's that gas pain again.” Then she died. The autopsy showed she had advanced heart disease—never diagnosed, never treated.
Feb 7 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
You’ve probably heard about big wins under the Biden-Harris administration like fighting climate change & upgrading infrastructure. Here are a few more ahead of the #StateOfTheUnion—and some that may have flown under your radar. Brought to you by a persistent grassroots movement.
Oct 25, 2022 • 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, 2022 • 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, 2022 • 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, 2022 • 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, 2022 • 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, 2022 • 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, 2022 • 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, 2022 • 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, 2022 • 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, 2022 • 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, 2022 • 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, 2022 • 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, 2022 • 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, 2022 • 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, 2022 • 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.