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Nine Local, State Officials Endorse Elizabeth Warren for President

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I’m grateful to be endorsed by this group of Rhode Island’s foremost leaders,” said Elizabeth Warren. “From universal child care to a Green New Deal, together, we’ll fight for a more just world and for a government that works for everyone, not just the people at the top. I’m glad to stand with them in the fight for big structural change.”


In coordination with more than 75 elected officials, celebrities and community leaders nationwide, nine Rhode Island officials announced their endorsement for Elizabeth Warren today at noon: Senators Bridget Valverde (District 35, North Kingstown, Narragansett) and Gayle Goldin (Democrat, District 3, Providence), and Representatives Edith Ajello (Democrat, District 1, Providence), Rebecca Kislak (Democrat, District 4, Providence), Moira Walsh (Democrat, District 3, Providence), Teresa Tanzi (Democrat, District 34, Narragansett, South Kingstown) and Liana Cassar (Democrat, District 66, Barrington, East Providence) and Pawtucket City Councilor Meghan Kallman (Ward 5) and Bristol Warren Regional School Committee Member Adam Ramos.

“I’m grateful to be endorsed by this group of Rhode Island’s foremost leaders,” said Elizabeth Warren. “From universal child care to a Green New Deal, together, we’ll fight for a more just world and for a government that works for everyone, not just the people at the top. I’m glad to stand with them in the fight for big structural change.”

Today’s endorsements were part of a national announcement, with more than 75 elected officials, community leaders and celebrities coming together to publicly support Warren, and share how her campaign messaging is resonating with voters in their communities.

“In Rhode Island, we’ve seen a groundswell of support for candidates who are calling for real, transformative change,” said Rhode Island Working Families Party State Director Georgia Hollister Isman. “It’s no surprise that elected leaders from across the state are coming together to support Elizabeth Warren. She stands for everything we’re fighting for here in Rhode Island: A $15 minimum wage, investment in public schools, Medicare for All, universal childcare and taxing the ultra-wealthy to fund vital public services.”

The Working Families Party endorsed Elizabeth Warren in September, and Hollister Isman helped connect her campaign with like-minded officials across Rhode Island to secure the endorsements.


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“In a political moment where so many state leaders – Republicans and corporate Democrats – are refusing to be bold on the issues that matter to our working families, Elizabeth Warren is championing an agenda that will genuinely build a nation that works for the many, not the few,” said Pawtucket City Councilor Kallman.

“Elizabeth Warren’s laser focus on the underlying causes of the major problems facing our country, from lack of access to affordable higher education to soaring health care costs, is exactly what the times demand,” said Senator Valverde. “And she’s not only talking about what needs to be done in great detail, she’s telling us exactly how she’s going to do it. We do need big structural change, and we need her thoughtful, strategic, and inclusive leadership more than ever.

“Every year, more progressive leaders have run and won in Rhode Island, and that’s no surprise to me,” said Senator Goldin. “Together, we’ve passed paid family leave and protected reproductive rights. We’ve fought for fair pay, higher wages, and made sure Rhode Islanders can take a day off of work when they need to go to the doctor. Rhode Islanders know we are stronger when we work together and take care of one another. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of hearing Senator Warren share her vision for the future. I believe she has bold ideas that reflect the values of our community and plans to make those values work for everyone. I am proud to endorse Senator Warren.”

“Elizabeth Warren shares my values,” said Representative Kislak. “She will work to put economic and political power in the hands of the people – where it belongs. She listens deeply to people and communities – we see this out on the campaign trail, and we know this from how her team consults with communities when developing plans.”

“Elizabeth Warren has a vision for government that will work for all of us and I believe she’s the best option for moving our country forward,” said Representative Cassar.

“From the minute I first heard Elizabeth speak, she caught my attention,” said Representative Tanzi. “And it was her attention to detail, to how policy impacted all people it touched, that engaged me. Fifteen years later, she is still working to make sure the voices of the forgotten are lifted up in every debate.”

“Senator Warren has inspired me to support her by demonstrating that she can diagnose the problems in this country that have caused the crippling inequities so many face and implement comprehensive solutions to get us back on the right track,” said Bristol Warren Regional School Committee Member Adam Ramos. “She not only has the right ideas, but she has the guts and know-how to get them done. I can’t wait to see the country we can become with President Elizabeth Warren.”

The Rhode Island Working Families Party is a grassroots political party that recruits, trains, and elects the next generation of progressive leaders to office.

[From a press release]