After her speech in Lawrence, Warren will head that same afternoon to an organizing event in Dover, New Hampshire.
The backing could prove valuable for Warren given his status as a rising young Democratic star and his friendship with her potential 2020 rival, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas. Kennedy was a student of Warren when she was a professor at Harvard University. Elizabeth Warren is expected to launch her presidential campaign in one of New England's poorest and most heavily Latino communities.
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"I mean, your nationality or heritage shouldn't have anything to do with it, it should be your political views and where you stand as an American citizen - that should pretty much lead you to make your decision", Richard said. Not even a common language.
"We must not allow those with power to weaponize hatred and bigotry to divide us", said Warren, who is 69, adding later, "Bigotry has no place in the Oval Office". "We are here to say enough is enough". Warren said. She said that President Trump was a "symptom of what's gone wrong in America", meaning a "rigged system that props up the rich and the powerful and kicks dirt on everyone else". "I will never give up on your children and their future", Warren said.
The senator's latest round of apologies followed her telling Cherokee Nation's principal chief, Bill John Baker, that she was sorry for releasing the DNA test that purportedly vindicated her decades-long claims of Native American ancestry.
More recently, the liberal lawmaker also apologized for claiming to descend from Native American heritage.
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Warren, who touted the labor law changes that came in wake of the historic 1912 strike, told supporters who gathered in freezing temperatures outside the mill that "the story of Lawrence is a story about how real change happens in America".
Trump's campaign described Warren as a "fraud".
"The American people will reject her dishonest campaign and socialist ideas like the Green New Deal, that will raise taxes, kill jobs and crush America's middle-class", Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement. Although the Democrat decided against such a run, rumors about her White House ambitions continued to swirl as Warren gained national attention for her vocal criticism of Trump and other GOP leaders. "But I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted". A recent CNN poll found that fewer Democrats said they'd be very likely to support Warren if she runs than said the same of former Vice President Joe Biden or Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand has also announced an exploratory committee.
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"In our country if you work hard and play by the rules, you ought to be able to take care of yourself and the people you love". And families of color face a path that is steeper and rockier.
At the MA event, Warren added some biographical elements, describing herself, as a young mother entering law school, having to quickly toilet-train her toddler so she could leave the child at a day-care center while she attended classes.