Warren receives endorsement from Illinois congresswoman ahead of Chicago rally

Warren receives endorsement from Illinois congresswoman ahead of Chicago rally

Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOn The Money: Trump officials struggle to get relief loans out the door | Dow soars more than 1600 points | Kudlow says officials 'looking at' offering coronavirus bonds Overnight Energy: Trump floats oil tariffs amid Russia-Saudi dispute | Warren knocks EPA over 'highly dangerous' enforcement rollback | 2019 sees big increase in methane levels in air Ex-CFPB director urges agency to 'act immediately' to help consumers during pandemic MORE (D-Mass.) nabbed the endorsement of Rep. Jan SchakowskyJanice (Jan) Danoff SchakowskyHouse Democrats call on Trump administration to lift restrictions on fetal tissue for coronavirus research The Memo: Virus crisis upends political world Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers seek 5G rivals to Huawei | Amazon, eBay grilled over online counterfeits | Judge tosses Gabbard lawsuit against Google | GOP senator introduces bill banning TikTok on government devices MORE (D-Ill.), a congresswoman who represents part of Chicago's North Side and some of its northern suburbs ahead of the senator's rally in the city Saturday. 

Schakowsky said she first got to know Warren when the senator came up with the idea for creating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, according to a statement from the Warren campaign obtained by The Hill. 

"But she didn’t just come up with the idea...She turned it into reality," the Illinois lawmaker said. "She convinced newly elected President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTrump touts 'friendly' conversation with Biden Biden hosts potential VP pick Gretchen Whitmer on podcast History's lessons for Donald Trump MORE to embrace it. She helped organize a public groundswell of voters to support it. She led the battle to convince Congress to pass it. Then she was asked by President Obama to set it up and staff it."

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Schakowsky also underscored the candidate's commitment to social and economic justice. 

"She converted her passion for social and economic justice into fundamental changes in the structure of our economy — into concrete reality. Think what she will do as President of the United States,” Schakowsky added. 

In the statement, Warren praised Schakowsky as "a relentless fighter for working families."

"I’m deeply grateful to have her support in this fight," she said. 

Schakowsky is the first Democratic congressperson from Illinois to endorse a presidential candidate, according to The Chicago Tribune.  

Warren is reportedly scheduled to appear at Chicago's Broadway Armory on Saturday night. 

The Massachusetts Democrat is among more than a dozen people running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.