Today is Juneteenth Today is Juneteenth – the annual and oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation became official on January 1, 1863, but it wasn’t until June 19, 1865 that the news arrived in Galveston, Texas. That’s right: it took more than two years for … Continued
Elizabeth on the Issues
We believe in leveling the playing field so all of our kids have a fighting chance to succeed.
Nevertheless, We Persist.
Children in Prison Camps: Family Separation at the U.S.-Mexico Border Each story I hear about what’s going on right now at the U.S.-Mexico border feels like a kick in the teeth. Kids locked up like animals in cages made of fencing and wire. Others huddled together on cold metal benches and cement floor. Meanwhile, their … Continued
Elizabeth Warren grew up in a family hanging on by their fingernails to their place in the middle class. As a law professor, she became one of the nation’s top experts on bankruptcy and the financial pressures facing working families.
After the 2008 financial crisis, Elizabeth fought to protect taxpayers and hold Wall Street accountable. She is widely credited with the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – a new agency to get the tricks and traps out mortgages, credit cards, and other financial products.