Elizabeth Warren town hall recap

Elizabeth Warren listens to a question from an SEA member during Wednesday night’s presidential town hall event.

On Wednesday night, a crowd of nearly 200 SEA/SEIU Local 1984 members greeted presidential candidate and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at a members-only event in Concord.

Warren, who earlier in the day had filed for the New Hampshire primary, started talking about how the middle class has fallen further behind.

“When I was a girl a minimum wage job would support a family three,” Warren said. “Now a minimum wage job won’t keep a mom and a baby out of poverty, and that’s why I’m in this fight.”

John Hattan, a longtime state employee and the SEA Second Vice President, asked Warren how she would “give labor a seat at the table?”

“We’ve gotta have the unions out there pushing for change,” Warren responded. “That’s how we’re going to hold congress accountable that’s how we’re going to have an America that we want to see.”

Below is a full replay of the event.

You can find Warren’s answers to questions posed by our Political Education Committee by clicking here.

This post will be updated.

Published Nov. 14, 2019

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