In early May, senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren visited the 1199SEIU Union Hall in Dorchester to speak to more than 700 union members from a coalition of labor organizations, from 1199SEIU to the auto workers union to the carpenters union. The event was organized by the Greater Boston Labor Council.
Nadia Vilmont, a union member at Boston Medical Center, introduced Warren and highlighted her popularity with working families.
“I can tell you that there has not been this much excitement over a quality candidate in Massachusetts. It’s refreshing to have someone who will advocate for us, the working class,” she said.
Warren delivered a speech about her childhood and working class values and spoke of how Republicans have not invested in the best interest of working people.
“I’m with working people. I grew up in a working family…We had good years and we had bad years…” she told the crowd. “Those who broke the economy have not been held accountable. Instead of accountability, the Republicans want to cut the legs underneath financial reform.”
Warren also took the opportunity to discuss Scott Brown and his policies.
“This election is about a choice…My Republican opponent wants to build a world that says, ‘I got mine and the rest of you are on your own’,” she declared.
“…every day when I run for election and if I am blessed to be your senator, you will know which side I stand on. I stand with you! You will never have to doubt how hard I will fight. I will fight until we win.”
To join other 1199SEIU members in the campaign to elect Elizabeth Warren, please call 877-409-1199.