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This is one in a series of semi-regular updates on our Run Warren Run effort and Senator Warren’s work to give all Americans an equal shot. Happy Thursday: we’re building on an exciting week of hiring field organizers, seeing actors, musicians, and artists join this movement, and more to come!
RUN WARREN RUN STAFFS UP IN NEW HAMPSHIRE: Four experienced New Hampshire field organizers have joined our grassroots campaign to encourage Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016. The Democracy for America hires build out the Run Warren Run team in the first-in-the-nation primary state, led by veteran labor organizer Kurt Ehrenberg, who’s worked with Bernie Sanders and the Sierra Club and was most recently the Political and Legislative Director of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO. The Run Warren Run campaign recently opened an office in Manchester and is set to open an office in Portsmouth this month. Here’s more from James Pindell in the Boston Globe:
“I’m excited to join activists all across the Granite State to ensure we live up to our proud tradition of defying expectations, upsetting conventional wisdom, and picking presidents by working to bring Senator Elizabeth Warren and her populist progressive vision for our country into 2016’s first-in-the-nation primary,” said Ehrenberg.
More on the staff announcement:
And ICYMI: Run Warren Run Announces Iowa Field Team [1/15]
ARTISTS JOIN DRAFT WARREN MOVEMENT: More than 90 well-known actors, directors, musicians, and artists released an open letter to Elizabeth Warren this week urging her to run for president. The star-studded list includes Mark Ruffalo, Julia Stiles, Chloë Sevigny, Joss Whedon, Susan Sarandon, Ed Norton, and many others.
The letter reads: “There’s too much at stake to have anything other than our best candidates taking part in the debate; everyone is better off with a contested primary. We need powerful, tireless champions like you, Senator Warren, in the race to push for real solutions to income inequality and the inﬂuence of money in politics.” Read the full letter here.
“Mark Ruffalo, Edward Norton, Susan Sarandon, Chloë Sevigny and Michael Moore have more in common than Oscar nominations.” —Catalina Camia, USA Today
ICYMI: Thousands of people across the country attended Run Warren Run house parties over the weekend to encourage Elizabeth Warren to run for president. Check out inspiring photos of Warren supporters.
“[A gathering in Washington, DC] was one of more than 200 held by the Warren faithful around the country last weekend—mostly small groups in living rooms or around a kitchen table. … Those who gathered in Washington included college students, veterans of Obama and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns and people who said it was their first political meeting ever.” —Stephanie Ebbs, ABC News