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Elizabeth Warren draws 1,000 supporters in Northampton

  • <br/>Elizabeth Warren reaches to shake hands with one of the hundreds of people at the rally Sunday afternoon.<br/>CAROL LOLLIS


    Elizabeth Warren reaches to shake hands with one of the hundreds of people at the rally Sunday afternoon.
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  • Michael Dukakis talks to left, Melanie DeSilva and Ella DeSilva-Beal,9, both of Amherst, at the Elizabeth Warren event in Northampton Sunday afternoon. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS<br/>

    Michael Dukakis talks to left, Melanie DeSilva and Ella DeSilva-Beal,9, both of Amherst, at the Elizabeth Warren event in Northampton Sunday afternoon.
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  • Michael Dukakis talks to left, Melanie DeSilva and Ella DeSilva-Beal,9, both of Amherst, at the Elizabeth Warren event in Northampton Sunday afternoon. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    Michael Dukakis talks to left, Melanie DeSilva and Ella DeSilva-Beal,9, both of Amherst, at the Elizabeth Warren event in Northampton Sunday afternoon.
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  • left Kitty and Michael Dukakis at the Elizabeth Warren event in Northampton Sunday afternoon.<br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    left Kitty and Michael Dukakis at the Elizabeth Warren event in Northampton Sunday afternoon.

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  • <br/>Elizabeth Warren talks to   one of the hundreds of people at the rally Sunday afternoon.<br/>CAROL LOLLIS<br/>


    Elizabeth Warren talks to one of the hundreds of people at the rally Sunday afternoon.
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  • <br/>Elizabeth Warren reaches to shake hands with one of the hundreds of people at the rally Sunday afternoon.<br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • Michael Dukakis talks to left, Melanie DeSilva and Ella DeSilva-Beal,9, both of Amherst, at the Elizabeth Warren event in Northampton Sunday afternoon. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS<br/>
  • Michael Dukakis talks to left, Melanie DeSilva and Ella DeSilva-Beal,9, both of Amherst, at the Elizabeth Warren event in Northampton Sunday afternoon. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • left Kitty and Michael Dukakis at the Elizabeth Warren event in Northampton Sunday afternoon.<br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • <br/>Elizabeth Warren talks to   one of the hundreds of people at the rally Sunday afternoon.<br/>CAROL LOLLIS<br/>

Former Massachusetts governor and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee Michael S. Dukakis also showed up with his wife, Kitty, to lend his support.

“Elizabeth Warren is a terrific candidate who has gotten stronger and stronger with every day that goes by in this campaign,” Dukakis said. “I can tell you this, we are going to have one hell of a U.S. senator come January!”

In her address, Warren said she would fight to protect Social Security, Medicare and affordable health care for all citizens, while also vowing to help repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.

“This election is truly about what kind of country we want for our children and their children,” Warren said. “The Republicans are saying in effect, we’ve got ours, the rest of you are on your own. Well, we are better people than that.”

Warren was joined on stage by several local politicians including Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz, state Sen. Stanley Rosenberg of Amherst, state Reps. Ellen Story of Amherst and John Scibak of South Hadley, Mayor Michael A. Tautznik of Easthampton, Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan and Sheriff Robert Garvey.

“It was wonderful to welcome Elizabeth Warren to the city. It is exciting to have her here and I think this is a great show of support for her today,” Narkewicz said.

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