July 15, 2017

Vineyard Gazette: Senator Warren Sounds Battle Cry for Democracy

Sen. Elizabeth Warren urged an overflow crowd to get organized and get involved in the nation's fractured political scene at a high-energy town hall meeting Saturday morning. More than 1,000 people filled the Performing Arts Center at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, spilling out into the lobby and the sidewalks outdoors.

Questions ranged from student loan debt to the environment, but most discussion was dominated by the expected vote in the Senate next week on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

"A spear has a tip. And right now it's the health care debate that's in front of us," Senator Warren said. "Next week may be critical . . . they want to completely defund Planned Parenthood, where two million women get their health care services. Mostly women who live in areas where they don't have other access to health care . . . Those are the places we have to keep the focus, right this minute."

Read more on the Vineyard Gazette website here.