Virtual Debates: 2020 Presidential Candidate

Elizabeth Warren

It's a great honor to be here. Never in a million years did I think I would stand on a stage like this. I was born and raised in Oklahoma. I have three older brothers. They all joined the military. I had a dream growing up and my dream was to be a public school teacher. By the time I graduated from high school my family... my family didn't have the money for a college application, much less a chance for me to go to college. But I got my chance. It was a $50 per semester commuter college. That was a little slice of government that created some opportunity for a girl, and it opened my life. I am this fight because I believe we can make our government, we can make our economy, we can make our country work – not just for those at the top – we can make it work for everyone. And I promise you this: I will fight for you as hard as I fight for my own family.

Source: MSNBC Democratic Primary Debate #1 (June 26, 2019)

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Economic Stimulus

Let's start with a wealth tax - 2% on the top .01% - the biggest fortunes in this country. We ask them to pitch in two cents to pay for universal childcare for kids under 5, universal pre-k for ever 3-4 year old, raise the wages of pre-school teachers and child care workers, provide universal free technical training and 2-4 year college for every kid who wants to go, and cancel student loan debt for 95% of the people who have it.

Source: South Carolina Democratic Convention (June 2019)

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Health Care

Understand what it means to chip away at abortion access. It doesn't mean women won't get abortions - it just means poor women won't get abortions. It means young women won't get abortions. It just means women who have 3 kids and can't take 3 days off work to travel to another state won't get abortions.Source: We Decide Forum (June 2019)

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Education

Free tuition at 2 and 4 year public colleges. Expand pell grants to pay for non-tuition costs. Cancel up to $50,000 in student debt for people making under $100,000 per year. (Cost $1.25 trillion over 10 years.)

Source: PBS

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Civil Rights

$50 billion investment in historically black colleges and universities to help level the playing field.

Source: South Carolina Democratic Convention (June 2019)

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