Supporting Elizabeth Warren During the Democratic Primaries

During the Democratic primaries of 2020, I was a strong Elizabeth Warren supporter. Though I thought this year had many strong Democratic candidates, I thought Warren had the best proposals for solving the problems caused by our country’s economic inequalities. And Warren had put forth strategies on how to overcome the obstructionist tactics of Mitch McConnell and the Freedom Caucus in Congress.

People have often asked me why I support Warren over Bernie Sanders, since both are progressives. I have some issues with some of Sanders more dogmatic supporters, but I like Bernie Sanders and have never blamed him for some of his supporters excesses. Though Warren and Sanders have very similar policies, Warren’s political philosophy comes closer to my way of thinking than any candidate since Jesse Jackson, Walter Mondale and Ted Kennedy during the 1980s. I’m a liberal Democat, not a Democratic Socialist. Though liberal Democrats and Democratic Socialists have many things in common, they have very a very different philosophy when it comes to capitalism. Liberal Democrats want to reform capitalism. Democratic Socialists want to replace capitalism.

Though Warren had to drop out of the race in March, I would happily support her again. Though I will happily support Joe Biden, I still think Warren was the best candidate. Though I only phone banked for her twice for a few hours, I enjoyed talking to other Warren supporters and trading stories of volunteering for past presidential candidates. One woman that I met had volunteered for Gene McCarthy in 1968. In 2008, she had gone to the Midwest to volunteer for Obama and it was one of the best political experiences she ever had. I kept quiet about the fact that I had supported Hillary during the 2008 primaries.

I wish Elizabeth Warren the best as she continues to fight for working class Americans in the Senate. I thank Elizabeth Warren for all that she is doing for our country.

About angelolopez

I’ve wanted to be an artist all my life. Since I was a child I’ve drawn on any scrap of paper I could get a hold of. When I went to San Jose State University, I became more exposed to the works of the great fine artists and illustrators. My college paintings were heavily influenced by the humorous illustrations of Peter De Seve, an illustrator for the New Yorker magazine. I also fell under the spell of the great muralists of the 1930s, especially Thomas Hart Benton and Diego Rivera. I graduated with a degree in Illustration. Angelo Lopez has had illustrations published in Tikkun Magazine, the Palo Alto Daily News and Z Magazine. From April 2008 to May 2011, Angelo's cartoons were regularly published in the Tri-City Voice, a weekly newspaper that covers the Fremont, Hayward, Milpitas, Neward, Sunol and Union City areas in California. He did a political webcomic starring his cartoon character Jasper for the progressive blogsite Everyday Citizen. Since December 2011, Angelo does a regular weekly political cartoon for the Philippine News Today, a Filipino American newspaper based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Angelo is a member of the Sunnyvale Art Club, and the Northern California chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. During the 1990s, he was a member of the part-timer workers SEIU unit in the city of Sunnyvale. Angelo won the 2013, 2015 and 2016 and 2018 Sigma Delta Chi award for editorial cartooning for newspapers with a circulation under 100,000. He has also won the 2016 RFK Book and Journalism Award for Editorial Cartoons. Angelo won first prize for the Best of the West contest in 2016 and third prize in 2017. Angelo is married to Lisa Reeber. They enjoy taking walks, watching movies and hanging out with their nieces.
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