On Friday, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) essentially kicked off her 2020 presidential run with gimmicky "PERSIST" signs. Team Warren handed out the signs to attendees ahead of her keynote address at Netroots Nation.
Warren's slogan choice is a callback from her speech opposing the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as attorney general in 2017. "Nevertheless, we will persist," Warren said in response to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who called out her futile and strictly political Sessions pushback.
In addition to the campaign slogan-like signs, Warren delivered what sounded like a stump speech.
"We believe that in America every family deserves a fighting chance, and we’re ready to fight as hard as it takes, as long as it takes, to deliver on that promise," said Warren, according to The Daily Beast.
"It won’t be easy," the senator continued. "We’re going to have to fight uphill. Me? I’m going up that hill. And I hope you are, too. And I hope that you’ll reach your hand out and bring someone else along for the climb. ... Because we can only make it up that hill together."
Warren added, "It’s one fight. And we have to stand with one another, for one another. We’ve got to embrace the unshakeable truth that an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us. The Republicans will continue to practice the politics of division. They will keep right on attacking anyone who dares to stand up to the rich and the powerful. They will call us every ugly name in the book."