Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Get Out The Vote event Wednesday morning in Nashua, New Hampshire attracted a lively crowd that filled the local community college’s gymnasium with a combination of devoted supporters and voters who are still undecided how they will vote in the state’s Feb. 11 primary.
Beth Clark, 60, from nearby Massachusetts, attended Wednesday’s rally and has been coming to New Hampshire every Saturday to campaign for Warren. Clark, who has not attended the events of any other candidate, believes that many of the voters in the state are still deciding on who they will put on their ballot.
Clark’s biggest worry is corruption in the federal government and she believes that Warren will be taking care of this issue.
“The most important part of her campaign to me is taking care of corruption, taking care of the money that is in politics, because if you can do that then you can get pharmaceuticals out of controlling our health care reform. You can also get fossil fuels out of our environmental discussions,” said Clark.
During the event, Warren spoke on different topics including corruption, the wealth tax, and Medicare For All. She also responded to questions from a few audience members who got their raffle ticket drawn from a fish bowl.
Darlene Drutman, 70, from Amherst, NH, came to the event as an undecided voter and said that she was leaving the event undecided, although she believes that Warren is an “impressive” woman and candidate.
Drutman, who had been a public school teacher in a California community that had a “lower economic income,” agreed with Warren, also a former public school teacher, in regards to the public education system in America. Drutman believes that there is a role for private education, but that there needs to be support for the public system.
“There were not a lot of supplies. I spent hundreds of dollars bringing in more educational material. I had 33 kindergarteners without an aide, all by myself. I think there was a music teacher that came in for like a half hour, every other week,” Drutman said.
“Our public education needs help, it needs resources, it needs money, it needs to pay teachers better so it attracts more teachers.”
Drutman also believes that Warren’s proposed wealth tax “makes sense,” but is “unsure” about her stance on Medicare For All.
Warren’s next campaign stop will be at the Tupelo Music Hall for another GOTV Thursday in Derry, NH at 6:15 p.m.