Elizabeth for Massachusetts http://www.elizabethwarren.com Elizabeth Warren for Senate Thur, 28 June 2012 14:34:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 Jobs with Senator-Elect Warren? http://2013.elizabethwarren.trilogyarchive.com/blog/jobs-with-senator-elect-warren Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:00:00 -0500 Elizabeth for Massachusetts http://2013.elizabethwarren.trilogyarchive.com/blog/jobs-with-senator-elect-warren We've received many calls and emails from people looking for a way to apply for a job with Elizabeth's Senate office.

If you are interested in a position, please use this form to send in your resume.

A member of Senator-Elect Warren's staff will contact you when and if positions become available. Please note: Due to the high number of applications received, staff members may not be able to respond to every application individually.

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Some change is better than no change http://2013.elizabethwarren.trilogyarchive.com/blog/some-change-is-better-than-no-change Fri, 25 Jan 2013 10:15:08 -0500 Elizabeth for Massachusetts http://2013.elizabethwarren.trilogyarchive.com/blog/some-change-is-better-than-no-change I'm disappointed by the filibuster reform deal we passed in the Senate last night.

Since Election Day, hundreds of thousands of people all across the country have spoken out for big, bold rules changes to stop Senate gridlock. That's not the bill we voted for in the Senate yesterday, and that's why I'm really disappointed.

But some change is better than no change at all. If my new colleagues can compromise to reduce the use of the filibuster, even just a little, then it's a step forward.

I'm new to the Senate, but I'm not naive. What happens if the new filibuster deal doesn't work? What if the Republicans go straight back to the same playbook?

Then we keep on fighting for more changes until we get it right. This vote shows that we need to remain vigilant, we need to work hard, and we need to stand strong for what we believe in. We got some change, and we're not giving up.

I want you to know that your participation made a difference. Without you -- and thousands of other people -- we'd have nothing and no hope for ending the gridlock. Now we have something, and we're staying on high alert for what comes next.

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Don't bite the hand that fed you http://2013.elizabethwarren.trilogyarchive.com/blog/dont-bite-the-hand-that-fed-you Wed, 09 Jan 2013 09:27:17 -0500 Elizabeth for Massachusetts http://2013.elizabethwarren.trilogyarchive.com/blog/dont-bite-the-hand-that-fed-you AIG made reckless bets that nearly crashed our entire economy.

Beginning in 2008, the government poured billions of your taxpayer dollars into the insurance giant to save it from bankruptcy after it gambled on mortgage-backed securities. And the bailout worked -- earlier this year, AIG reported making billions in profit.

But AIG has a funny way of showing its gratitude. This morning, reports indicated that AIG is considering joining a lawsuit against the federal government because the terms of the bailout weren't generous enough. Can you believe it?

AIG should thank American taxpayers for their help -- not bite the hand that fed them.

The story gets even worse: The government is still bailing out AIG. Right now this profitable insurance giant is getting special tax breaks to give it an advantage and boost its bottom line.

Today, I'm renewing my call for an end to AIG's special tax status to avoid paying taxes -- and I want you to join me. Enough is enough.

Every time AIG files its taxes without paying a dime, it receives another payment in an ongoing, stealth bailout. Those special tax giveaways give AIG a competitive advantage over its competitors -- all while inflating AIG's profit numbers and compensation for its executives.  

Washington shouldn't keep giving special breaks to giant corporations while hard-working middle class families get stuck paying the bill -- especially corporations that sucked up billions of dollars in bailouts after nearly crashing our economy.

Join the call for ending AIG's ongoing bailout and special tax status. They've received enough of our help.

Everyone should have to play by the same rules and pay their fair share -- even giant insurance companies. That's what I believed when I was chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel with oversight on the bank bailout, and that's what I still believe now.

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Happy Holidays http://2013.elizabethwarren.trilogyarchive.com/blog/happy-holidays Mon, 24 Dec 2012 09:24:00 -0500 Elizabeth for Massachusetts http://2013.elizabethwarren.trilogyarchive.com/blog/happy-holidays In 2012, there's been much to celebrate and much to remember. Bruce and I feel so blessed by the people we’ve met and the friends we’ve made across Massachusetts and around the country. I can’t wait to get to work – fighting for you – in the new year.

Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season!

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We must try http://2013.elizabethwarren.trilogyarchive.com/blog/we-must-try Wed, 19 Dec 2012 09:53:03 -0500 Elizabeth for Massachusetts http://2013.elizabethwarren.trilogyarchive.com/blog/we-must-try One of the country's largest billboards is next to Fenway Park, facing the Massachusetts Turnpike. It has a giant number counter.

When I was running for the Senate, I passed that billboard nearly every week, sometimes three or four times in a single day. I always looked at the counter to see how it had changed since the last trip, counting the change -- up two, six more, another one.

The counter is from Stop Handgun Violence, and it shows the number of children killed by guns in the United States. Every time I saw it I thought about another small coffin.

Over the past two years, more than 6,000 children have been killed by guns. The number jumped by twenty little children last Friday, and then it climbed on Saturday, on Sunday, and kept on climbing as other children died.

Like millions of people across this country, I was heartbroken by the news of Sandy Hook Elementary School. I don't know how to explain their deaths, or to explain why six heroic teachers and staff members needed to make the ultimate sacrifice for their kids. And I don't know how any of us explain what happened to our children and our grandchildren.

The ultimate causes of such tragedy are impossible to understand fully, but the difficulty of untangling all the elements is not an excuse for failing to do what we can to make our children safer. We have a responsibility to ourselves and to our children to take the steps we can to stop the violence.

There may be no foolproof solution, but that doesn't mean we can't do better.

As Mayor Tom Menino -- co-founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns -- said, "Now is the time for a national policy on guns that takes the loopholes out of the laws, the automatic weapons out of our neighborhoods and the tragedies like today out of our future."

That's why, when I get to the Senate, I will sign onto Senator Feinstein's bill to re-instate a ban on assault weapons and other commonsense gun control measures.

I grew up in family that used guns. My older brothers hunted, and I learned to shoot when I was in grade school. I understand the role that hunting and guns play in many communities across the country. There can be a place for responsible gun ownership in our society.

But no one needs military-grade assault weapons to hunt, and no one needs Rambo-style high capacity magazines to protect their family from intruders.

The facts are simple: 83 Americans die every day from gun violence in America. Eight of those people are children or teenagers. Eight a day, every day -- thousands a year, tens of thousands in the last decade.

If eight children were dying every day from a mysterious virus, our country would mobilize to put a stop to it. Gun violence is an epidemic that is taking our children's lives in our schools, on our streets, and in our neighborhoods.

As with other epidemics, we must do everything we can to make a difference for people through prevention and treatment. We must renew our commitment to mental health care -- to ensure that children and adults can receive both the physical and psychological health care they need in America.

And we must put in place commonsense gun laws and enforce those laws. Right now, 40% of gun sales are not subject to a federal background check because they are purchased privately at gun shows, online, or person-to-person. The Fix Gun Checks Act would close this huge loophole. We must look for other reasonable measures like this to protect our kids as we move forward. 

Re-authorizing the assault weapons ban is a responsible first step that we can take now. Is that all we can do? Of course not. Is it a full solution that will stop all gun violence? No, but it is a start.

It is not possible to explain to our children what happened in Sandy Hook, but it is possible to make changes that will help keep them safer. We owe this to all our children.

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Thank you http://2013.elizabethwarren.trilogyarchive.com/blog/thank-you Wed, 07 Nov 2012 09:29:00 -0500 Elizabeth for Massachusetts http://2013.elizabethwarren.trilogyarchive.com/blog/thank-you Thank you.

This victory belongs to you!

To all the families who've been chipped at, squeezed and hammered, we're going to fight to level the playing field and get people back to work.

To all the small business owners who are tired of a system rigged against them, we're going to hold the big guys accountable.

To all the seniors who deserve to retire with the security they earned, we're going to make sure your Medicare and Social Security benefits are protected and that millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share.

To all the young people who did everything right but are still drowning in debt, we're going to invest in your future.

To all the servicemembers and their families who fight for us, we're going to fight for you.

To all the women across Massachusetts who are working their tails off, believe me, we're going to fight for equal pay for equal work.

To all of you, tonight is YOUR night. This victory is YOUR victory.

This was a campaign that broke records - raising money from more small donors than any Senate campaign in the history of the country. Knocking on more doors than any campaign in the history of Massachusetts. An amazing campaign. And let me be perfectly clear: I didn't build that. YOU did.

And you did what everyone thought was impossible--

You taught a scrappy first time candidate how to get in the ring and win.

You took on the Wall Street banks and the powerful interests and let them know, you want a Senator who will ALWAYS fight for the middle class.

AND, despite all the odds, you elected the first woman Senator in the history of Massachusetts.

Now, I don't have to tell you this was a tough campaign.

Senator Brown and I had our differences, but he and I just spoke and he sent his congratulations.

I hope you'll all join me in thanking Senator Brown for his service to the Commonwealth and to our nation. Bruce and I wish Scott, Gail and their daughters nothing but the best.

I also want to speak tonight to Senator Brown's supporters. The message you sent was clear: we need leaders in Washington who are willing to break the partisan gridlock and to work together regardless of party. I know I didn't earn your vote, but I'm going to work hard to earn your support.

There are many people to thank tonight, but I start with my husband Bruce. You're the best. I also want to thank my kids, my three beautiful grandchildren, my brothers, my in-laws, my cousins, my nieces and nephews in Massachusetts and across the country.

Senator Kerry, Governor Patrick, Mayor Menino - thank you for your support, for your encouragement and, most of all, for your leadership. You were real fighters in my corner, but it's what you do every day for the people of our state that is truly remarkable.

To our Congressional delegation. To all our Mayors and legislators, council members and sheriffs. To the nurses, firefighters, teachers, janitors, carpenters, laborers, men and women of the building trades and ALL our brothers and sisters in the labor movement. To the LGBT community. To the women's groups. To the environmental groups. To the ministers. To the credit unions. To the more than 700 small businesses supporting us and the student organizers and the netroots and the Democratic Town Committees. All of you - all of you - had my back, and I will always have yours.

And I want to thank the single best grassroots army that any state has ever seen. From every volunteer who knocked on doors and talked to voters to my incredible staff who worked more hours than I thought humanly possible: Thank you, thank you, thank you.

And to everyone who shared your hopes and dreams with me and put your faith in my ability to fight for you, I want you to know this:

I will never forget.

I will ALWAYS carry your stories with me in my heart.

And I won't just be your Senator, I will also be your champion.

Tonight isn't over - because we have a lot of celebrating left to do.

But I want to close by noting that it was EXACTLY 50 years ago tonight that Senator Ted Kennedy was first elected to the United States Senate. We miss his passion, his enthusiasm, his energy, his commitment to fighting for working families.

That night, 50 years ago, he said that he would "dedicate all of [his] strength and will to serve you in the United States Senate." For 47 years, he lived up to that promise. Tonight, I pledge to do the same.

Thank you and God Bless.

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The polls just closed http://2013.elizabethwarren.trilogyarchive.com/blog/the-polls-just-closed Tue, 06 Nov 2012 20:03:53 -0500 Elizabeth for Massachusetts http://2013.elizabethwarren.trilogyarchive.com/blog/the-polls-just-closed It's past 8 pm here in Massachusetts, and many voters are still standing in line in the cold to cast their votes. The results have started trickling in, but I didn't want to let this moment pass without sending a note of thanks. 

Over the past year, we built something amazing together. We showed the world that we had heart, that we had guts, and that we were willing to get in the ring and fight for a principle -- that together we will build a future of growing opportunities for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren.

We raised money from more donors than any Senate campaign in the history of the United States. We knocked on more doors and made more phone calls than any candidate in the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We got more votes at the Massachusetts Democratic Convention in June than any campaign ever.  

And we never -- never -- lost sight of our values.

Regardless of what happens tonight when the votes start coming in, I am proud of the campaign we built together and the work we did together.

We'll be back in touch soon, but in the meantime and for one of the last times of this campaign, thank you for being a part of this.

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Vote for Elizabeth Warren today http://2013.elizabethwarren.trilogyarchive.com/blog/vote-for-elizabeth-warren-today Tue, 06 Nov 2012 07:01:00 -0500 Elizabeth for Massachusetts http://2013.elizabethwarren.trilogyarchive.com/blog/vote-for-elizabeth-warren-today Are you ready to cast your vote for Elizabeth today?

To look up (or double check) your polling location, click here:

http://www.elizabethwarren.com/vote

Just a few things to remember when you go to cast your vote:

  • Polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. If you are in line by 8:00 PM, you will be allowed to vote.
  • For the vast majority of voters, ID is not required to vote on Election day. However, you should bring some form of identification with you as a precaution, since ID is requred for voters who have not voted in a federal election recently and did respond to a census survey.
  • If you have any problems voting or see something suspicious at our polling location, contact our Voter Protection Hotline: 1-800-766-VOTE (8683)

Once you've voted, please tell all your friends and remind them to vote. Send them an email reminder:

http://elizabethwarren.com/votereminder

And if you have some time to volunteer today before the polls close, please go to your nearest campaign office:

http://elizabethwarren.com/fieldoffices

We've still got a lot of work to do for Elizabeth before the polls close tonight. This election isn't over yet.

Thank you so much for all your help today.

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Every Vote Counts! http://2013.elizabethwarren.trilogyarchive.com/blog/every-vote-counts Mon, 05 Nov 2012 22:30:00 -0500 Elizabeth for Massachusetts http://2013.elizabethwarren.trilogyarchive.com/blog/every-vote-counts Hello Framingham! What a fantastic crowd - over 750 people of all ages came to hear Elizabeth speak with Congressman Ed Markey, Senator Karen Spilka, Representative Tom Sannicandro, Representative Chris Walsh, Representative Tom Conroy, Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, and Selectman Jason Smith.

Framingham Rally

One year ago, Framingham held one of the first volunteer kickoff events and Elizabeth mentioned how great it was to come back to the Metro West area the night before the election. And many of the rally attendees left to go straight to volunteer!

Framingham Rally

At the end of the rally, Elizabeth led a cheer with the audience:

Every Vote Counts!

Every vote does count - make sure you get to the polls tomorrow. Find your polling place at elizabethwarren.com/vote.

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Hello Worcester! http://2013.elizabethwarren.trilogyarchive.com/blog/hello-worcester Mon, 05 Nov 2012 16:05:00 -0500 Elizabeth for Massachusetts http://2013.elizabethwarren.trilogyarchive.com/blog/hello-worcester It was a packed afternoon rally at the Broadway Cafe in Worcester. Between french fries and dill pickle slices, the crowd sandwiched in for a pep talk from Elizabeth.

Worcester Rally

Elizabeth said:

"So here’s the thing. We’ve got just a few more hours, and I wanna say to everyone who has knocked on doors, who’s made phone calls, who’s put out a yard sign, who’s put out a bumper sticker, who’s talked to the person standing next to you in the grocery store. I wanna say to every one of you, thank you. Because you’ve gotten us to where we are now. And now I wanna say to everybody in this room, you got one more day to get it done."

`Worcester Rally

Help Get Out the Vote tomorrow by finding an office in your neighborhood: elizabethwarren.com/offices

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