Newsflash:
About Progressive Round Table Elizabeth Warren Elizabeth Warren's DNC Speech: "Corporations Are Not People"
Thursday, 06 September 2012 18:54

Elizabeth Warren's DNC Speech: "Corporations Are Not People"

Written by  Lauren Kelley | AlterNet
Elizabeth Warren's DNC Speech: "Corporations Are Not People" AP Scott Applewhite

Bill Clinton may have stolen the show at the DNC last night with his 45-minute, half-ad-libbed barn-burner of a speech, but there were a few other noteworthy speakers as well. After dragging for an hour or two, the night's program picked up when Massachusetts Senate candidate, CFPB creator, and economic realtalker extraordinaire Elizabeth Warren took the stage.

Warren's speech got a great reception overall, but two moments stood out:

1) When she deftly attacked the idea of corporate personhood:

Mitt Romney’s the guy who said corporations are people. No, Governor Romney, corporations are not people. People have hearts. They have kids. They get jobs. They get sick. They thrive. They dance. They live. They love. And they die. And that matters. That matters. That matters because we don’t run this country for corporations, we run it for people.

2) Her refreshing acknowledgement of the gender wage gap:

President Obama believes in a country where billionaires pay their taxes just like their secretaries do, and—I can't believe I have to say this in 2012—a country where women get equal pay for equal work.

You can read a transcript of the speech and also watch it here.

Link to original article from AlterNet

Read 5569 times

Progressive Round Table

PDA April Roundtable PDA April Roundtable
Duration: 6526
Date: April 17, 2014
Views: 141
PDA’s Progressive Roundtable PDA's Progressive Roundtable
Duration: 4978
Date: May 22, 2014
Views: 194
PDA June Roundtable PDA June Roundtable
Duration: 7007
Date: June 18, 2014
Views: 164
PDA’s July Congressional Roundtable PDA's July Congressional Roundtable
Duration: 6537
Date: July 16, 2014
Views: 211

PDA In Your State

Sign the TPP Fast Track Petitions

MoveOn.org Petition - Congress Don't Renew Fast Track

Public Citizen Petition - Congress Must Reject Fast Track Authority

MoveOn.org Petition - Stop the Trans Pacific Partnership

CREDO Petition - Stop the Massive Corporate Power Grab

 

Rep. Jim McGovern at July Round Table

ERA - January 15th Round Table

The Robin Hood Tax

Robin Hood Tax: John Nichols and Keith Ellison and Michael Lighty

Why The Robin Hood Tax

Miriam Pemberton - Swords into Ploughshares

Dr. Bill on Medicare for All

Keith Ellison: Single Payer and Expanding Social Security