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 Ann WarrenBiden: 'I'd add' Warren to my list of potential VP picks Warren says she made almost M from legal work over past three decades How can top Democrats run the economy with no business skill? MORE (D-Mass.) nabbed the endorsement of Rep. Jan SchakowskyJanice (Jan) Danoff SchakowskyThe Hill's Morning Report - Impeachment of Trump resumes Warren receives endorsement from Illinois congresswoman ahead of Chicago rally Overnight Health Care: Trump draws ire after retreat on drug price promise | Harris unveils mental health plan | Dem bill targets violence against women around the world 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 keeps Obama immigration program, and Democrats blast him The House Judiciary Committee's fundamental choice Teaching black children to read is an act of social justice 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.