The policy-minded Massachusetts Democrat went to Jackson, Mississippi on Monday for her extensive legislative and regulatory proposals for a CNN city hall audience. She took questions to voters and said in a statement that she caused a long ovation. For the first time, she would work to replace the electoral college with a nationwide referendum.
Warren launched her presidential campaign early but was unable to prevail in the first round of the first interview. She used the national stage to show the energetic stage presence and influence the personal story that has become a hallmark of her presence on the tree stump.
For more than an hour, Warren focused on problems arising from the future of healthcare in America with her plan to break up tech giants like Amazon and Facebook. She also wondered about her claim to the heritage of the indigenous peoples and the setback that followed.
Warren has been critical of electoral college in the past. On Monday she went one step further and demanded their removal.
When asked how they would expand their voting rights, Warren described the process of presidential elections ̵
In places like Mississippi, they also do not come to places like California or Massachusetts because we are not the battlefields, "Warren said
The Town Hall audience was already looking forward to adding. " My view is that every vote is important and the opportunity to achieve that is that we can have a national vote and get rid of the electoral college.
The theme has strengthened after Hillary Clinton with Democrats in 2016 l President Donald Trump Clinton won with nearly 3 million votes, but was upset by Trump, who wore in the upper midwest only a number of swing states Republican have won the White House in three of the last five races, but only once – in 2004 – the GOP candidate won the referendum.
reparations are on the table
 The prospect of paying reparations the descendants of slaves has slowly emerged as a potentially disappointing flash point in the Democratic primary, and the candidates have had difficulty addressing the issue that has been on the fringes of presidential politics for so long.
Warren, who has made proposals for the Closing race between races was asked early in her stump speech at night and said she would pass the legislation of Congress which, according to the mandate, would form a body to review "slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present day and recommend appropriate remedies."
"I believe it is time, a national one To start a full conversation about repairs, "Warren said. "That is, I support the bill in Parliament to appoint a congressional panel of experts, speak of the people studying it, the various ways we can do it, and report to Congress so we can do it as a nation, you do what is right and begin to heal. "
This bill is commonly referred to as HR 40, which was first introduced three decades ago by the former Michigan Rep. John Conyers. Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee reinstated it after Conyers left Congress.
Asked by Tapper if she would be open to monetary compensation, Warren said she was ready to think about "many ways." 19659002] "Ignoring the problem," she said, "does not work."
The Senator becomes personal
Warren often tells the story. On Monday it heard a wider audience for the first time.
When she was young, her father suffered a heart attack and the family was in financial danger. Staring at the possibility of losing her home, Warren's mother – alone, scared and determined – repeated, "We will not lose this house" – with a minimum wage in the workforce.
Warren remembers the moment when she tried to connect her roots in Oklahoma with the more familiar image of a Harvard academic representing the liberal Massachusetts in the Senate. History is also their bridge to meet voters who face similar or even worse difficulties after the 2008 financial crisis. The stagnant federal minimum wage would not have been enough to keep her family afloat in 2019.
"I used to think that was just a story about my mother," Warren said in Jackson. "Years later, I realized that it's the story of millions of Americans who, no matter if you're scared, if you have to do something to take care of the people you love, settle down and you find it and pull it up. "
Warren on their Indigenous Claims
The repercussions on Warren's earlier claim to the Native American heritage are stalled after a series of apologies to tribal leaders come. However, on Monday she was again asked why she had done what she had done – and was faced with a voter's suggestion that it was "deaf and lacking President's tactics".
Warren responded that the stories she told were the ones she grew up in Oklahoma, what she "learned from my family about my family" before she turned to what she said voters wanted to hear something (note: not that).
Still her past claims and her decision to use a DNA test – causing a riot among the tribes that considered him harmful to her sovereignty – will likely remain in the background of her candidacy, along with the potential for more embarrassing ones revelations.
Warren has always apologized and went straight to Cherokee's boss in February, Bill Baker, to say it meant no harm.
"I am not a tribal citizen and I respect the difference," Warren told CNN at the time. "Tribes and tribes alone determine tribal citizenship."
Warren on health care and various "paths"
Warren, like so many in Sen. Bernie Sander's "Medicare for All", signed other 2020 Democratic competitors in the Senate, but again suggested on Monday that It would open up several ways for general coverage – including less aggressive transitions and plans that could keep the private insurance industry at stake.
"When we talk about Medicare for All, there are many different ways," Warren said. "What we all seek is the most cost-effective way to ensure that everyone is covered."
What does that mean?
According to Warren, this could first be achieved by lowering the Medicare age to 60. 55 or 50.
"This helps people who are most vulnerable," she said, but also suggested the possibility, as some activists have discussed, to start with younger Americans. "Some people say they do it the other way around, let's talk about it – everyone under 30 is covered by Medicare."
Warren also signaled their willingness to support plans, many of them already had legislation in Washington. This would allow people to participate in public programs if they did not want to be covered by their employer's private insurance.
"For me, the key is that we all bring it to the table," she said – an answer that satisfied the audience, but is likely to cause some grumbling among the progressives.