CEDAR RAPIDS — A crowd greeted Elizabeth Warren back to Cedar Rapids for a Saturday night town hall.
More than 600 people turned out at Taft Middle School, 5200 E Ave NW, on Nov. 16 to see the Massachusetts senator, one of the leading Democratic presidential candidates.
Speaking for nearly an hour, Warren touched on her three priorities: attacking corruption; structural changes in the U.S. economy and protecting American democracy.
Warren didn’t mention the impeachment inquiry currently underway in the U.S. House of Representatives against Donald Trump.
Rather, she focused on her theme of the night: “dream big, fight hard,” in order to rebuild the middle class and save American democracy.
After describing her childhood in Oklahoma and her interest in becoming a teacher, Warren made the case for her candidacy, including her “two cent tax” on billionaires, her support of unions and investing in education.
“If all Democrats can promise is ‘business as usual’ after Donald Trump, then Democrats will lose,” she said, a reference to Medicare for all and other plans she has promoted.
Warren also took questions from the audience on gun control, health care and using Christian values to win the election.
Warren’s husband, Bruce Mann, a law professor at Harvard Law School, attended the town hall. He said he found her run for president, “interesting,” but didn’t elaborate.
As has become standard, hundreds of attendees lined up after Warren’s speech for selfies with the candidate, lasting at least another hour.
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