Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was in San Diego on Thursday hosting a town hall at Waterfront Park.
The town hall came on the heels of the unveiling of her campaing platform geared toward workers' rights.
She was introduced by State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), who she commended for working on the passage of AB 5.
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Senator Warren has said she wants to appoint labor-friendly justices to the Supreme Court, extend rights to unionize, and effectively ban right to work laws. She also wants to implement sectorial union bargaining, which is when unions negotiate for all workers in an industry, not just at a single company.
She started off her town hall by telling stories about her early faily life personal life, and eventaully tied those stories into her campaign platform.
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"When I was a girl, a full-time minimum wage job in America would support a family of three. It would cover a mortgage, it would cover the utilities and it would put food on the table. Today a full-time minimum wage job in America will not keep a momma and a baby out of poverty and that is wrong and that is why I am in this fight," the Senator told the San Diego crowd.
She said in our current structure of government, politicians work for and answer to billion dollar cooperations, not working families. She also said every decision made in Washington is influenced by money.
"[The decision] has been shaped by money. It has been affected by money. That is corruption, and that is why I'm in this fight," she said.
As of Wednesday, Real Clear Politics' polls have Sen. Elizabeth Warren second to Vice President Joe Biden, separated by a mere two points.
But of top three contenders, Warren has been trending upwards while Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) have ceded ground.
This wasis Warren's first presidential campaign trip to San Diego since announcing her candidacy in February.
Warren was elected to the Senate in 2012 and became a powerful voice of the liberal wing of the Democratic party. One of her boldest plans would wipe out student loan debt for millions of Americans and make public colleges tuition-free.