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Elizabeth Warren Makes Stop in Mississippi Delta

Elizabeth Warren Makes Stop in Mississippi Delta
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) speaks
Alexandra Watts

Presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts made several campaign stops in Mississippi as part of her visit to the South. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports on how she hopes her proposed housing bill will benefit the Mississippi Delta.

As Senator Elizabeth Warren walks around Greenville, she talks about housing with Mayor Errick D. Simmons. The presidential hopeful said her proposed progressive estate tax benefits the very community she's touring.

“We’d be able to build more than 3 million housing units all across this county — including much-needed housing units right here in Greenville,” Warren said.

Senator Warren also discussed housing with the mayor and members of Greater Greenville Housing and Revitalization Association.

Greenville Mayor Errick D. Simmons said her stop in the Delta gives residents a chance to voice their concerns.

“It’s always good to have presidential candidates to stop by, particularly rural America — the Mississippi Delta to hear that our issues, that are often unheard are real issues, too,” he said.

So far, 14 other Democratic candidates have announced they’re running for president.

Senator Warren made stops in Cleveland and Jackson and will be in Alabama today.

Alexandra Watts is a corps member with Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project.