Democratic Presidential Candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren Speaks In Greensboro

Democratic Presidential Candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren Speaks In Greensboro

5:41pm Nov 07, 2019
BETHANY CHAFIN/WFDD

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke at North Carolina A&T State University Thursday. Warren was there for a live podcast with political analyst Angela Rye.

Warren opened with remarks that underscored the significance of historically black colleges and universities and outlined what she wants to invest in them.

“As one HBCU president said to me not very long ago, he says, 'We do the most with the least.' And it’s true," she said. "Well, my view is it’s time for America to recognize that and make a formal investment: $50 billion into our HBCUs. Let’s invest in a whole generation.”

Warren said this would be funded by a wealth tax. 

She released a plan to assist Native Americans in August. When asked why she didn’t have a similar plan for the African American community, Warren said race is built into all of her positions on issues such as education and climate action.

The candidate also spoke about the importance of election security, "Medicare for All," and her desire to eliminate student debt. Warren deflected a question about the differences between her and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. When asked if the public could expect a Warren/Sanders ticket, she replied, "We can expect any kind of ticket!"

At the end of the event, Warren introduced Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, who recently endorsed her for president.

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