by Margarita Diaz
The BU College Democrats had the honor of hosting a rally for US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren at Morse Auditorium on Saturday, September 15th.
Fired up Warren supporters from BU and all over Massachusetts came out early Saturday morning in muggy weather to line up in front of Morse, while volunteers proudly held up signs around the Blandford T stop on both sides of Comm Ave!
Anticipation buzzed through the auditorium as it filled to capacity. Beginning with a stunning introduction from the BU Dems’ president Caitlin Mauk, attendees got the chance to hear from Congressman Mike Capuano and Governor Deval Patrick before a rousing speech from the woman of the hour.
Here are some of the BU Dems’ favorite quotes from the speeches:
Congressman Mike Capuano:
“We need to remind people what’s at stake. How serious it is. It’s not just another election.”
“Like Democrats believe, I cannot do this on my own. I need you — we need Elizabeth Warren.”
Governor Deval Patrick:
“I have had the great privilege to serve this Commonwealth as your governor. And I am proud of what we have done together. I have never asked you to look the other way at hard choices. I have never ever asked you to agree with me and the choices I’ve made in every case. What I have asked you to do is turn to each other, but not ON each other. We have to be about lifting the whole Commonwealth up, not tearing each other down. That we have to look ahead to another generation, not just at the here and now.”
“There are just a few days left. Knock on doors. Call people. Talk to people: your friends, family, co-workers, your neighbors. People that don’t already agree with us. Go walk up to that door with the other guy’s sign on the lawn and say, ‘I’m with you, and you need to be with us. And you need to be with the candidate that is with us, and that is Elizabeth Warren.'”
Check out the Governor’s entire speech here!
“Scott Brown voted against three jobs bills. Paychecks to be spent on our families, paychecks to be spent in businesses here in Massachusetts. Me, I want to go to Washington to fight for jobs for us.”
“There are two competing visions here. These are about our values. And the vision of my Republican opponent and the Republican party can be boiled down to this: I got mine, the rest of you are on your own. We are a better people than that. We are better than that. We are a people who believe in the future. We’ve seen this happen before in America. We came out of a great depression, and what did we do as a people? We invested. We invested in ourselves, we invested in our kids, we invested in our future.”
Check out the entirety of Warren’s speech here!