Let's All Watch Elizabeth Warren's Atlanta Rally Together!
Hey! Who likes being lazy and also watching a whole bunch of very awesome ladies talk about awesome things? It's me! And also you, I hope! So let's just chill and watch the video of Elizabeth Warren's rally in Atlanta on Thursday night and pretend like we're there!
Elizabeth Warren speaks in Atlanta, GA youtu.be
The rally, held at the historically black Clark Atlanta University, was held specifically to address the interests and needs of black women.
"As a white woman, I will never fully understand the discrimination, pain and harm that black Americans have experienced just because of the color of their skin. I'm not here to tell you about a painful history that black Americans experienced and know all too well. I am here today for a different reason," Warren said. "I'm here to make a commitment: When I am president of the United States, the lessons of black history will not be lost. Those lessons will live in every part of my presidency – and I will ask you to hold me accountable for that promise every single day."
Speaking of voices (see previous post!) — how fabulous is Ayanna Pressley's speaking voice? I want her to narrate everything, forever. Also check out the part around 2 hours and 11 minutes in where she responds so beautifully and respectfully to some pro-"school choice" protesters (funded by the Walton family), who interrupted Warren's speech about the Atlanta Washerwoman's Strike.
Anyway, I'm just gonna leave you with that, because it's getting late-ish! This is now your open thread! Enjoy!
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