Elizabeth Warren talks about losing teaching job over pregnancy

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Warren said on Twitter on Wednesday that she would "do everything I can to build our party infrastructure and strengthen Democratic candidates up and down the ballot" if she wins the nomination. She didn't say that in the past. The question for the country is, if Warren can't be trusted to be honest about her past or even who she is, how can she be trusted to govern the nation?

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed to abstain from high-dollar fundraisers if she becomes the Democratic presidential nominee in 2020, extending into the general election campaign her promise not to hold such events during the primary season. "Minutes from a board meeting held two months later, on June 16, 1971, indicate that Warren's resignation was 'accepted with regret'". The records appear to contradict Warren's story that the school principal "didn't ask [her] back for the next year" because she was "visibly pregnant".

But neither report gave further detail and neither attributed the information.

Things took a turn over the weekend after a conservative writer unearthed video footage from a 2007 interview in which Ms. Warren does not mention being pushed out of her job for her pregnancy and instead says it was because she lacked a certain education certificate. "But they kind of wanted you out if you were pregnant". My first year post-graduation, I worked - it was a public-school system but I worked with the children with disabilities.

"I went back to graduate school and took a couple of courses in education and said, 'I don't think this is going to work out for me.' I was pregnant with my first baby, so I had a baby and stayed home for a couple of years and I was really casting about, thinking, 'What am I going to do?'" she said.

"So look, I've never actually been in a deeply competitive primary, I get it. Republicans come to the table armed to the teeth". However, you wouldn't know this if you only watched ABC, NBC and CBS.

Warren has recounted numerous times on the campaign trail that she worked as a speech pathologist in the Riverdale School District in Morris County during the 1970-1971 school year in her first job after graduating from the University of Houston.

She previously wrote in her book, "A Fighting Chance", which was released in 2013, that "By the end of the school year, I was pretty obviously pregnant". "'We're giving it to someone else, ' I think that's being shown the door".

That version of the story is similar to what Warren has said on the presidential campaign trail. She said, "All I know is I was 22 years old, I was 6 months pregnant, and the job that I had been promised for the next year was going to someone else".

"This was 1971, years before Congress outlawed pregnancy discrimination - but we know it still happens in subtle and not-so-subtle ways", she added.

Two retired teachers from the same school district who did not remember Warren said, according to CBS News, that they "don't remember anyone being explicitly fired due to pregnancy during their time at the school". She was shown the door later, she said, when she could no longer hide her pregnancy and it was not against the law to fire women over their pregnancies.

PolitiFact has been attempting to identify and contact the principal and will update this story if we do. "After becoming a public figure I opened up more about different pieces in my life and this was one of them".

There are several stories out questioning an oft-repeated part of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren's campaign stump speech.

On Tuesday, she offered further affirmation, tweeting: "When I was 22 and finishing my first year of teaching, I had an experience millions of women will recognize".



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