Hundreds gather in Reno to support Sen. Warren

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Senator Elizabeth Warren returned to Reno for a rally Sunday, February 16, 2020 ahead of the Nevada Democratic Caucus on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Hundreds of supporters showed up to the rally held at Reno High School.

"I'm not running for president so I can move to a nicer house, I'm running for president to get stuff done," Senator Warren said.

We spoke with Warren one on one about key issues we face right now in Northern Nevada, including school pedestrian safety. Recently, 25 students have been hit by cars walking to and from school in Washoe County this school year alone.

Warren’s plan to help solve that is a two-cent wealth tax on the top 1/10th of 1% to make an investment of about $800 billion of new federal money into public education.

"That gives schools more money for the resources they need including crossing guards and school buses to make sure that our kids make it to school safely and make it back home safely," Sen. Warren said.

Our area’s housing crisis is another top priority for Warren.

If elected, the senator plans to build 3.2 million new housing units across the country, fully paid for, without raising taxes on middle-class families.

She also addressed the threat of wildfires in Nevada and California and the issue of climate change.

"I will do everything a president can do all by herself on the first day,” Sen. Warren said. “No new drilling, no new mining on federal lands, no new offshore drilling, backing the Paris climate accord."

With the Nevada Democratic Caucus just days away, Warren says she's ready to fight for the Silver State.

"I am running a campaign from the heart because I believe in you and I believe in the America we can build together,” Sen. Warren said.

Warren also touched on the gun show loophole legislation, her health care plan, and the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump.

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