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Thu Feb 27, 2020, 03:46 PM

 

Progressive group leader describes why Warren would be better than Sanders

Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), offered an argument in a Wednesday interview on SiriusXM Radio why Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who his group is supporting, would be a more effective president than Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

...He offered an anecdote about interactions Green and his group had with Sanders in 2015, when Sanders was backing an infrastructure funding proposal but ended up introducing a bill with little political support. "On January 21, 2015, myself and my co-founder, Stephanie Taylor, and some folks from our legislative team met with Bernie Sanders ... and we showed him some polling that we had done, the Big Ideas Poll, showing that so many big, progressive ideas were popular," Green said. He noted that one of the questions in the poll related to infrastructure reform, which led Sanders to inform him that that he was introducing a "trillion dollar infrastructure bill" (Rebuild America Act of 2015) the following week.

"After the meeting we begged his office, 'Can you please delay this for a couple weeks? Let us help you lobby for co-sponsors. Let us help you get other grassroots groups on board.'" Green continued. "But he was insistent. He must introduce his bill on Tuesday. And sure enough, at the press conference he had one co-sponsor, he had one main endorsing group, the engineers," Green said. "That was January 2015 and the entire Congress of 2015 and 2016, there were zero other co-sponsors that got on board and almost no movement around the bill."

Green then shifted to the accomplishments of Warren, saying "when I think about that versus what Elizabeth Warren did with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where she had an idea, she did the hard work of organizing it on the inside of Congress."

More at https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/484978-progressive-group-leader-describes-why-warren-would-be-better-than-sanders
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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 03:48 PM

1. Warren provides details and information related to her ideas & plans. Bernie offers talking points.

 

Warren offers substance. Bernie does not.
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Thu Feb 27, 2020, 04:03 PM

2. I like Warren & if she got the nomination I would be pretty excited about it. nt

 

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Thu Feb 27, 2020, 04:09 PM

3. I would prefer Warren too, but she's not polling too well

 

right now and doesn't fair well against Trump.
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Response to OliverQ (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 04:12 PM

4. Posted it as much to show why Sanders is extremely light on legislative achievements

 

as to advocate for Warren. Here’s another article on that from 2016:

https://www.politico.com/story/2016/03/bernies-record-220508
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Thu Feb 27, 2020, 04:48 PM

5. Ill take either

 

but i'd prefer sanders in the whitehouse, and warren as sen majority leader. then you have two powerhouses working for progressive legislation.
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