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A David versus Goliath story

I have July 21st circled on my calendar almost as many times as my wedding anniversary and my grandkids’ birthdays. That’s because today marks the 8th anniversary of President Obama signing the Dodd-Frank Act – the Wall Street reform legislation that created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). I’ll always look back on that day … Continued

A moral stain

I’m disgusted. I just got back to my office from the Senate Banking Committee, where I asked Kathy Kraninger – Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – some tough questions. As a White House Office of Management and Budget official, Kraninger oversaw the budget for the Department of Homeland Security and … Continued

Are you there, Kathy? It’s Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Warren is in the Senate Banking Committee right now – and she’s got some questions for Kathy Kraninger. For weeks, she’s called on Donald Trump’s new nominee to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to turn over information about her role in the Trump administration’s policy to separate immigrant children from their parents at … Continued

Drum roll please…

Day after day, we’re flooded with attacks from Donald Trump and right-wing extremists who target Elizabeth, our progressive values, and even the very fabric of our democracy. We know how frustrating it can be to watch. But we’ve also seen people step up and fight back like never before. And we’re happy to share a … Continued

One million

I wanted to share some important campaign updates with you. The numbers are pretty awesome. 16: The number of new Massachusetts field organizers we added to our field team last month. Our organizers play a vital role in our campaign: connecting with voters, rallying volunteers, and covering a LOT of ground. 1,500: The estimated crowd … Continued

Some big news

Our team just told me something incredible: they’ve been crunching the numbers, and we’re about to hit one million donations for our Senate re-election campaign. This news nearly knocked me off my feet. In 2012, we built the biggest grassroots campaign in Senate history – a campaign that set records with over 600,000 donations by … Continued

What the heart wants

It made no sense for Bruce and me to get a puppy. After all, I’m traveling back and forth to Washington nearly every week, and Bruce has a full-time job. We have no kids at home to help out. And a puppy is a bother – chewing everything, piddling on the floor, crying in the … Continued

What does Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination mean for Roe v. Wade? 6 things to know

Brett Kavanaugh. That’s the name of Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. And now, the Court is closer than ever to overturning Roe v. Wade – the landmark ruling that guaranteed over 40 years ago that every woman has a fundamental right to a safe, legal abortion. Make no mistake: as a federal judge, Brett Kavanaugh … Continued

Here’s What I Saw at the Border

Here’s What I Saw at the Border This past Sunday morning, I flew to McAllen, Texas to find out what’s really happening to immigrant families ripped apart by the Trump administration. There’s one thing that’s very clear: The crisis at our border isn’t over. I went straight from the airport to the McAllen Customs and Border … Continued

Today is Juneteenth

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