- The Washington Times - Friday, February 2, 2018

Progressive Texans burst into applause on Friday as Sen. Elizabeth Warren delivered a women’s rights speech with the following rallying cry: “We march with pink pussy hats!”

Annie’s List, a group that aims to recruit progressive women for office in the Lone Star State, turned to the Massachusetts senator this year to energize its members. Ms. Warren’s speech ran the gamut of issues addressed at a nationwide series of Women’s March protests held Jan. 20-21.

“Women know what it’s like to get talked over in meetings, passed over for promotions, and screwed over in salary negotiations,” Ms. Warren told an Austin crowd at Long Center for the Performing Arts. “Nevertheless, we persist. We persist and we march. We march in pink pussy hats! We march carrying hand-made signs! We march with our moms and our sisters and our daughters. And last year we marched in the largest single-day protest in the history of the entire world! Yes!”

The senator’s statement was a reference to the Jan. 21, 2017, Women’s March to protest President Trump’s inauguration. Crowd estimates wildly ranged from hundreds of thousands to over 2 million.

“To borrow a phrase from that female nominee, Hillary Clinton, women’s issues are economic issues and economic issues are women’s issues!” Ms. Warren added, The Washington Free Beacon reported. “Can I have an amen on that? Amen!”

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