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Warren endorsed by Black Lives Matter co-founder's Black to the Future Action Fund

Warren endorsed by Black Lives Matter co-founder's Black to the Future Action Fund
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPorter loses seat on House panel overseeing financial sector OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Nine, including former Michigan governor, charged over Flint water crisis | Regulator finalizes rule forcing banks to serve oil, gun companies | Trump admin adds hurdle to increase efficiency standards for furnaces, water heaters DeVos mulled unilateral student loan forgiveness as COVID-19 wracked economy: memo MORE (D-Mass.) was endorsed for president by Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza's Black to the Future Action Fund on Thursday.

Garza posted on Twitter that her political organization and think tank would back Warren in its first presidential endorsement.

“At @BlackToTheFutu1, we’re all in for @ewarren,” she posted, linking to an interview with Axios.

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"Elizabeth has a clear, progressive plan to change the policies and practices that leave Black communities out and keep us falling behind," Garza added in a statement.

Warren celebrated the endorsement with a tweet, saying she was “deeply grateful.”

“I will continue to listen and learn from you, and I ask that you continue to hold me accountable as we fight together for big, structural change,” she posted.

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Warren added in a statement that she was "deeply humbled" and ready "to build a country and government that works for Black families and communities across the country."

Black to the Future Action Fund released a six-part black agenda for 2020 candidates to follow, including the most commonly mentioned issues from 30,000 black Americans around the country after the group conducted a 2018 listening tour.

Warren also earned the endorsement of Black Womxn For, a group of more than 100 black female activists. 

The Massachusetts senator has struggled recently in the Democratic presidential primary after poor performances in Iowa and New Hampshire, but she had a great fundraising night Wednesday following a Las Vegas primary debate in which she repeatedly slammed former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergBiden selects Gina Raimondo for Commerce chief: reports 7 surprise moments from a tumultuous year in politics NFL, politics dominate 2020 ratings MORE

Although this is its first presidential endorsement, Black to the Future Action Fund has endorsed candidates lower on the ballot including Democrat Stacey Abrams, who ran for Georgia governor, and Rep. Lucy McBathLucia (Lucy) Kay McBathHouse Judiciary Democrats ask Pence to invoke 25th Amendment to remove Trump On The Trail: Eight takeaways from Georgia's stunning election results Maloney vows to overhaul a House Democratic campaign machine 'stuck in the past' MORE (D-Ga.).