I just received an email from Elizabeth Warren.
I just left a Senate Democrats caucus meeting, and I wanted you to know: Harry Reid has asked me to serve as Strategic Policy Advisor to the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.
That’s a fancy way of saying that I’ve been asked to join the Democratic leadership in helping decide how we can fight most effectively for the people who are counting on us.
I don’t kid myself. Life is about to get harder in the Senate when Republicans take over control, but this is a seat at the table for all of us – and that matters. It’s a seat at the table to fight for kids who are being crushed by student loan debt. Working moms and dads struggling to make it on minimum wage. Seniors who depend solely on their Social Security checks to keep a roof over their heads. And all of us who just want a level playing field and a fighting chance to succeed.
Washington is a tough place, and it’s not easy to make real, lasting changes. We all know that. But we also know it’s possible, and we know how much it matters. That’s why we’re going to keep fighting for what we believe in.
Thank you for being a part of this and making this possible.
This should enhance the message that the Democrats put out about what this country needs. I hope it also changes the policy positions of the Democrats. it’s about time they countered the false story of the Republicans about what it takes to get this economy working for the bottom 90% of wage earners. Had that bottom 90% heard a believable and compelling story from the Democrats, the election would not have been a disaster.
Now if Pelosi can only appoint Alan Grayson to a similar position in the House, we might finally hear about a winning strategy for the country. (I purposely said country, not party. We should all want a winning strategy for all the citizens of the country.)