By Derrick DePledge
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren sent out a fundraising appeal over the weekend on behalf of U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz to members of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.
Warren and the PCCC have both endorsed Schatz over U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic primary.
The Massachusetts Democrat stressed Schatz's support for expanding Social Security benefits:
Working families are getting crushed, squeezed and hammered – and too many people in Washington are working to make it even worse.
Since joining the Senate, I've done my best to fight back to hold Wall Street accountable, reduce student debt, and expand Social Security benefits.
One senator who has been my strong progressive ally is Brian Schatz of Hawaii.
Brian has fought by my side to expand Social Security benefits instead of cutting them. Now, he's being attacked for his work protecting our seniors and most vulnerable.
Hawaii’s primary is in just two weeks. Will you please donate $3 to help Brian win?
In Washington, there are some people I know I can count on during big fights like Social Security. Groups such as the PCCC, and senators like Brian Schatz, Tom Harkin, Sherrod Brown, Jeff Merkley, and Mark Begich have teamed up with me to take on powerful interests and stand up for people.
Protecting and even expanding Social Security benefits is building momentum -- with support growing stronger every month. With your help, Social Security cuts are off the table (for now).
Senators who stand strong for expanding Social Security benefits instead of cutting them should be applauded -- not attacked.
Please donate $3 to Brian Schatz today and fuel his victory in two weeks.
Brian's victory will send an important statement: that we keep the promises we make to our seniors so that after a lifetime of work, everyone can retire with dignity.
We can all do our part to make that happen.