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How Elizabeth Warren Plans to Fight Corruption

At a massive New York rally, Sen. Elizabeth Warren explained how if elected president she would block lobbyists from working in government — and vice versa.

A model for her own kind of movement

At a massive New York rally, Elizabeth Warren laid out her plan to fight corruption in Washington — starting with President Trump. An estimated 20,000 people saw her speak in New York City — her biggest rally so far. Warren would ban members of Congress and cabinet secretaries from becoming lobbyists. And block lobbyists from working for the government. The rally was near the site of The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, where over 140 workers died in 1911. It set off a wave of demonstrations and led to workplace safety laws.

On Saturday, March 25, 1911, a fire broke out on the top floors of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory. … Trapped inside because the owners had locked the fire escape exit doors, workers jumped to their deaths. fire spread through the cramped Triangle Waist Company garment factory on the 8th, 9th and 10th floors of the Asch Building in lower Manhattan. Workers in the factory, many of whom were young women recently arrived from Europe, had little time or opportunity to escape. The rapidly spreading fire killed 146 workers. The building had only one fire escape, which collapsed during the rescue effort. Long tables and bulky machines trapped many of the victims. Panicked workers were crushed as they struggled with doors that were locked by managers to prevent theft, or doors that opened the wrong way. Only a few buckets of water were on hand to douse the flames. Outside, firefighters' ladders were too short to reach the top floors and ineffective safety nets ripped like paper.

Elizabeth Ann Warren is an American politician and former academic serving as the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts since 2013. She was formerly a law school professor specializing in bankruptcy law. On February 9, 2019, Warren officially announced her run at a rally in Lawrence, Massachusetts, at the site of the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike. Warren is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and has been considered a top contender for the 2020 Democratic nomination for President.

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09/17/2019 7:52 PMupdated: 09/17/2019 8:12 PM
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  • Ryan K.
    09/17/2019 19:53

    Massive😂😂🤣

  • Anthony B.
    09/17/2019 19:59

    hahahahhaaha 🤣🤣

  • Barb D.
    09/17/2019 20:01

    Oh good grief. What a joke.

  • Thomas E.
    09/17/2019 20:05

    why wait , do it now

  • Alex E.
    09/17/2019 20:06

    Warren needs to be voted out. She is against the USA and puts illegal immigrants first before Americans Trump 2020 Trump 2020 Brut is fake news and democrat news outlet

  • Joshua C.
    09/17/2019 20:08

    First ask HOW a bunch of people who make 150,000 a year are multi millionaires

  • Patricia B.
    09/17/2019 20:14

    Democrats are the corruption you nitwit

  • Brut
    09/17/2019 20:18

    Warren detailed her own struggle with finding reliable and affordable childcare — a dilemma that's all too real for thousands of Americans.

  • Victor A.
    09/17/2019 20:20

    Will say anything for a vote what a loser just like HILLKILLY

  • Robin J.
    09/17/2019 20:32

    We should not be fooled by the dems. The couldnt figure out insurance when Obama was in office. It's not the government's job to get us health insurance. Obama ruined that though. Premiums were $500 a month, 1200 deductible. Obama came in and caused it to go $1200 a month, 12,000 deductible! It's ridiculous! Then we were penalized for not playing this game. We were fined $3700. a year!!!!! Warren is a Flake. President Trump is a business man. He's working on something, but you gotta know it's not easy.

  • Kieran F.
    09/17/2019 20:40

    Scumbag

  • Robert F.
    09/17/2019 20:41

    Hillary Reborn!!! Hahahahahahahahahaha hahahahaha hahahahaha

  • Sherry K.
    09/17/2019 21:03

    That's right it's the Democrats corruption that's destroying us all!!!

  • Sherry K.
    09/17/2019 21:10

    Trump 2020❤

  • Dean V.
    09/17/2019 21:23

    A Progressives will never be President. Elizabeth McGovern

  • William A.
    09/17/2019 22:02

    We've had the semblance of a democracy for the last 50 years....

  • Kester C.
    09/17/2019 22:04

    Don't change if you get the chair

  • Marco B.
    09/18/2019 02:29

    Warren accepted at least $95,000 from federally registered lobbyists during her campaigns for us Senate federal election

  • Marco B.
    09/18/2019 02:32

    She's a liar commissions filings and lobbying disclosure reports show that Warren accepted the money during the 2012 and 2018 senate election Cycles

  • John T.
    09/18/2019 04:53

    She is lying as she does about her race. She is no more an honest politician than she is an American Indian. She is in there for the money and the power.