Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is making a pitch to voters of color with a policy agenda focused on lower-income Americans and communities that have faced discrimination.
In an essay for the National Urban League's State of Black America report, Warren touted her efforts to expand access to housing, implement a wealth tax and cut down on government corruption.
"The homeownership gap has led to a staggering [racial] wealth gap," Warren wrote. "I believe that the federal government has a central role to play in reversing this damage caused in large part by decades of government-sanctioned discrimination. That’s why I introduced legislation to produce more than three million affordable housing units and bring down rents."
"I’ve proposed dealing with federal redlining by providing down payment grants to people living in formerly redlined and currently lower-income areas," the senator continued. "It would be a significant start in acknowledging—and starting to reverse—a long history of housing discrimination."