Sen. Elizabeth Warren rallies thousands of Texans in Downtown Austin

Austin Local News

News > News > Austin Local News > Sen. Elizabeth Warren rallies thousands of Texans in Downtown Austin

Sen. Elizabeth Warren rallies thousands of Texans in Downtown Austin

A few thousand Austinites, visitors, and even a few Austin area politicians and activists rallied at Vic Mathias Shores  in Downtown Austin Tuesday night to hear from 2020 Democratic Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

The Senator put out the idea for a 2% wealth tax. As in , after you've made your 50-millionth dollar, 2 cents of every buck you make goes to the government after that. With those proposed dollars Warren said it would help fund a slew of programs and efforts across the country to include more funding for teacher pay and higher education. Area teacher Tyler Newfeld was excited to hear it, "when she mentioned she wants to raise our wages with the wealth tax, to pay us a professional wage. because we really are not. Average wages at my school range from about $10 to $14 an hour."

Newfeld was not alone in her approval for the wealth tax. Kati Mellor teaches at an area Montessori school and said she could use some support as she works through her college debt, "well the policy that originally drew me into her is her student debt policies. Because I am someone  who struggles with student debt, as a college graduate."

(Photo:Newsradio KLBJ 590am/99.7fm/Jon Cooley) 

Austin Local News
This week, the Austin City Council again took up the issue of homelessness, which has dominated much of its time...
Austin Local News
(Credit: KLBJ staff) A controversial mixed-use development planned for Riverside Drive near Pleasant Valley has...
Austin Local News
Williamson County's rapid growth is one of the reasons county leaders have said they will not provide school...
Austin Local News
Since June 1, nearly 2000 calls have been made to 311 directly related to homelessness. Police union president Ken...
Austin Local News
Republicans Dennis Bonnen the House Speaker and Lubbock Rep. Dustin Burrows said in a secretly taped meeting with...