Sept. 12, 2019 By Shane O’Brien
Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer has endorsed Elizabeth Warren for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.
Van Bramer made the announcement on Twitter Thursday and called Warren a “true progressive champion.”
The councilman said that he endorsed Warren because she has a real plan to tackle problems facing America. He said that she had an unshakable commitment to the people of America and not to big corporations.
Warren has said that tackling corruption in Washington will be her main priority if she gets elected. She also pledged to expand social security benefits, introduce gun control legislation and guarantee vital resources for the Native American community.
Van Bramer said that Warren will put American families first and said that the country needs her to be president. He said that Warren will fight for workers, combat climate change and make America a more fair and just country.
“The next president of the United States needs to fight for families like mine, and lead us toward an economic future that puts people first,” Van Bramer wrote. “That’s my life’s work and Elizabeth Warren’s as well, and that’s why I’m unbelievably proud to support her for president.”
Warren most recently polled third behind Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders among Democratic candidates in a poll taken by market research company Morning Consult. The company has been conducting weekly polls since February based on the response of more than 5,000 people.
Support for Warren has gradually increased over the summer, according to the polls. She received 16 percent of votes in the latest poll taken on Sept. 8, up from 9 percent when the polls began on Feb. 3.
Proud to endorse Senator Elizabeth Warren for President! She’s got plans to break up big tech, fight for workers, save our planet and make our Country a more fair and just place.
— Jimmy Van Bramer (@JimmyVanBramer) September 12, 2019