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MUST READ: Seven Iowa Run Warren Run Volunteers Share Their Inspiring Reasons for Joining the Movement

One of the most incredible things about Run Warren Run Team Iowa is the work of the amazing Run Warren Run volunteers.

Our Team Iowa volunteers are honestly an exact representation of every political organizer’s dream. They are passionate, hard-working, talented, smart, dedicated, kind, funny—insert any positive adjective you can think of and I promise you they represent it.

I decided that the world needs to see the incredible work of the Team Iowa volunteers, so I asked a few of them why they are fighting for Run Warren Run. Their answers are pretty inspiring. Check it out below.

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 Meet a few of the amazing Team Iowa volunteers


Julia McMeekan
Davenport, Iowa

“Elizabeth Warren is the candidate for me because she has been in my shoes. She didn’t grow up wealthy, she took out student loans, and she understands the meaning of hard work. She’s fighting to help people like me who just need to be given the chance to succeed. Her goal is not to tear us down, but to make us strong.

I stepped up to be a Run Warren Run county leader because I feel that this country needs a fighting hero, a person who takes risks. Elizabeth Warren is that hero. She’s fought continuously against big banks and corporations, the pharmaceutical companies, and those who want to repeal our healthcare. She’s on the side of democracy and I owe it to my country to help bring our democracy back.”

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Veronica Tessler
Iowa City, Iowa

““Elizabeth Warren is one of the few leaders in Washington who I don’t have to wonder about. I know what she stands for. She isn’t just paying lip service in the fight against big banks. She’s not just talking about the mountain of student loan debt that so many graduates face. She is fighting for middle-class and working-class people every single day. Her track record of speaking truth to power speaks for itself. Elizabeth Warren understands how the system works and she knows where it’s failing the middle class.

I stepped up to be a county leader because I believe that this moment was made for Elizabeth Warren, and it’s up to us to make sure she hears our call for her leadership in these critical times. It’s a time when hardworking Americans are begging for a level playing field while the gap between the haves and the have-nots in our country is growing more quickly than ever. Elizabeth Warren is the leader who can help us level the playing field, but we need to make sure she runs for president so that she can continue building an America that works for all of us.”

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Becky Stockton
Mason City, Iowa

“I support Elizabeth Warren because she speaks clearly and directly for the middle class!”

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Stephanie Schwinn
Waverly, Iowa

“I support Elizabeth Warren because she believes in returning to the values and principles that made our country successful: economic and social fairness, equal opportunities, courage , and strengthening the working and middle classes.”

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Abbie Baker
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

“Elizabeth Warren isn’t afraid of a challenge, and that’s something that we need. … I got involved because watching the housing bubble burst and seeing how it impacted everyone, not just my generation, was alarming. It brought to light a lot of fiscal problems and it’s only the tip of the iceberg.”

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Carole Simmons
Fairfield, Iowa

“I trust Elizabeth Warren to champion the needs of people and the planet over the interests of big banks and multinational corporations. As she says, ‘the system is rigged.’ It is time to rein in the rule of Big Money and return to policies that benefit everyday folks. Not only does Warren fight courageously for these issues, but she also has the gift of being able to communicate them to the American public with strength and clarity. There is such a groundswell of support for Elizabeth Warren, it is very fulfilling to be part of this movement!”

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Jerry Tormey
Ankeny, Iowa

“Elizabeth Warren’s message is too important and too critical for her to sit on the sidelines. The people and the country need her to run. We need to ensure that all candidates and all people hear and understand the heart of her message.”