Warren adds Ayanna Pressley as campaign co-chair

Warren adds Ayanna Pressley as campaign co-chair
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSinema's office outlines opposition to tax rate hikes The CFPB's data overreach hurts the businesses it claims to help Runaway higher ed spending gains little except endless student debt MORE (D-Mass.) on Friday announced three House freshmen as co-chairs for her presidential campaign, including Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyClimate advocates turn sights on Wall Street House progressives call on Biden to end all new fossil fuel permitting Progressives push back on decision to shrink Biden's paid family leave program MORE (D-Mass.), a high-profile member of the group of progressive congresswomen dubbed “The Squad.”

Democratic Reps. Deb HaalandDeb HaalandBiden taps Obama-era official to lead Fish and Wildlife Service The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Manchin, Sanders in budget feud; Biden still upbeat Cheney reveals GOP's Banks claimed he was Jan. 6 panel's ranking member MORE (N.M.) and Katie Porter (Calif.) will also join Warren’s campaign as co-chairs. 

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“I’m deeply grateful to be standing shoulder to shoulder with Deb, Katie, and Ayanna as we fight for big structural change,” Warren said in a statement. “Together, we will continue building a grassroots movement to root out corruption in Washington and make our democracy work for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected.”

“Deb, Katie, and Ayanna are relentless advocates for working families,” she added. “It’s an incredible honor to have these three persistent women on our team.”

Pressley made news earlier this month when she announced her support for Warren, breaking from her fellow Squad members Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHouse progressives call on Biden to end all new fossil fuel permitting Schumer endorses democratic socialist India Walton in Buffalo mayor's race Toomey takes aim at Schumer's spending windfall for NYC public housing MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarDozens of Democrats call for spending bill to pass 'climate test' House progressives call on Biden to end all new fossil fuel permitting Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats address reports that clean energy program will be axed MORE (D-Minn.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibClimate advocates turn sights on Wall Street House progressives call on Biden to end all new fossil fuel permitting Ilhan Omar to Biden: 'Deliver on your promise to cancel student debt' MORE (D-Mich.), who endorsed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Study finds Pfizer vaccine almost 91 percent effective for 5 to 11 year olds The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Manchin, Sanders in budget feud; Biden still upbeat Democratic frustration with Sinema rises MORE (I-Vt.) in the Democratic presidential primary.

All three congresswomen named to Warren’s campaign leadership on Friday were elected to the House last year on progressive platforms. 

Haaland, a former chair of the New Mexico Democratic Party, became one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress in 2018 along with Rep. Sharice DavidsSharice DavidsPennsylvania Republican becomes latest COVID-19 breakthrough case in Congress Lawmakers laud diversity gains in Congress Biden meets with vulnerable House Democrats with agenda in limbo  MORE (D-Kan.). 

Porter threw her support behind Warren’s campaign last month, choosing the Massachusetts senator over her home-state Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisKamala Harris engages with heckler during New York speech Biden's safe-space CNN town hall attracts small audience, as poll numbers plummet I voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 MORE (D-Calif.), who is also seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.