Let's look at the Warren Effect so far:
- Senate Democrats, emboldened by Warren's leadership, forced a Wall Street insider out of consideration for an important post at the Treasury Department.2
- The president's State of the Union address focused on the kind of economic issues Sen. Warren champions every day—leading some political commentators to observe it was as though the speech was written by Warren herself.3
- And even Republicans are feeling the Warren Effect. Bush, Cruz, Paul, and Rubio suddenly seem to understand that Americans care about income inequality—and they want to seem like they care too.4
If this is Elizabeth Warren's impact as a leading voice in the Senate, imagine how much her effect will be multiplied when she steps onto the largest stage in American politics: the presidential primary.
We've hired field staff. We've opened offices in Iowa. And this past weekend, thousands of MoveOn members across America attended hundreds of "Run Warren Run" house parties. In short, with a whole year until the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses, we're serious about building a movement big enough to encourage Sen. Warren to enter the presidential race.
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It's amazing that candidates of all stripes—even Republicans—are realizing that Sen. Warren's message about reshaping our economy resonates with regular Americans. And for the political insiders who were deaf to that fact, recent focus groups have grabbed their attention.5
But so far, some of these candidates are just talking the talk. Will they actually walk the walk? Bush, for example, is against student debt reform, cracking down on Wall Street, and creating a more progressive tax code. So we can't let him get away with talking about economic inequality when his own policies further it.
That's why we need Sen. Warren in the race. It's not just rhetoric—it's a real vision, backed by bold policy. She has it. We need it. And the more Americans hear it, the more we all agree.
We can't let Republicans disingenuously campaign on these issues. And we need to keep pushing Democrats to take strong stances on reshaping our economy. The best way to do both? Convince Elizabeth Warren to run for president.
Thanks for all you do.
–Mark, Ben O., Erica, Milan, and the rest of the team
1. "The 2015 State of the Union Address .... Brought to You By Elizabeth Warren," The Wall Street Journal, January 20, 2015
"Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio decry income inequality, clash over foreign policy," The Washington Post, January 26, 2015
"The New Compassionate Conservatism and Trickle-Down Economics," The Huffington Post, January 19, 2015
2. "Elizabeth Warren wins on Antonio Weiss nomination," Politico, January 12, 2015
3. "The 2015 State of the Union Address .... Brought to You By Elizabeth Warren," The Wall Street Journal, January 20, 2015
4. "Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus," The New York Times, January 21, 2015
"Ted Cruz sounded a whole lot like Elizabeth Warren on Fox News last night," Vox, January 21, 2015
"Trio Of GOP Presidential Hopefuls Pan Romney 3.0, Talk Income Inequality," The Huffington Post, January 26, 2015
5. "An Opening for Elizabeth Warren If She Wants It," The Wall Street Journal, January 25, 2015
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