Elizabeth Warren 'What girls do!"
As a little girl, I never would have thought I'd be here today, doing what I'm doing. Heck, even a few years ago, I didn't think I'd be running for the United States Senate.
We need a lot more women to make the same decision I did -- to run for office, to make their voices heard, and to fight for what they believe in. We've got 20 women in the United States Senate. That's great -- but we need a lot more.
That's why I'm happy to be supporting three smart, strong women running for the Senate in 2014: Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky, Michelle Nunn in Georgia, and Natalie Tennant in West Virginia. They are in tough fights, and they all need strong grassroots support. Can I count on you to support them? Make a donation to Alison, Michelle, and Natalie's campaigns to help three more incredible women join me in the Senate next year.
If you thought my race in Massachusetts was tough last year, listen to what Alison, Michelle and Natalie are up against:
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is running against Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. Right now, the polls in Kentucky are tied - and you can bet that Mitch McConnell and his powerful friends will spend whatever it takes to beat Alison and win control of the Senate.
Michelle Nunn, founder of Hands On Network and CEO of the Points of Light Foundation, is running to turn Georgia's open Senate seat blue. And that's especially important in 2014, because the Republicans running against Michelle are all fighting with one another to decide which will be the most ultra-right wing extremist in the Senate. We already have plenty of Senators carrying the flag for the Tea Party, we don't need another one.
West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant is running for the seat open because of Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller's retirement. Natalie's opponent already has plenty of support from the big banks and $3.2 million in the bank -- a huge amount of money for West Virginia -- and she needs our help to close the gap and keep this critical seat in Democratic hands.
I'm grateful to those who urged me to jump into the Senate race -- and to everyone who has helped me every step of the way. Because I did, I've had the chance to fight for working families.
But if we're going to keep fighting, we need to protect the Democratic majority in the Senate -- and elect more people who will fight by our side. In 2014, that means Alison Lundergan Grimes, Michelle Nunn, and Natalie Tennant.
When I was traveling across Massachusetts last year, I would tell all the little girls I'd meet the same thing.
We would pinky swear, and I'd tell them: "I'm Elizabeth Warren and I'm running for the United States Senate, because that's what girls do."
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