Elizabeth Warren: If you've ever heard anyone raise questions about my heritage and my family, watch this video right now and share it:
I never thought I'd get involved in politics. It wasn't on my bucket list, shopping list, or any other list. My daddy ended up as a janitor, and I got the chance to be a public school teacher, a college professor, and a United States Senator because America invested in kids like me.
When I decided to run for the Senate in 2012, I never thought that my family's Native American heritage would come under attack and my dead parents would be called liars. I never expected my academic career to become the stuff of right-wing conspiracy theories.
And I never expected the President of the United States to use my family's story as a racist political joke against Native American history, culture, and people – over, and over, and over.
But you know me: I don't take any fight lying down. And I want you to have the facts you need when you're sharing our videos and talking to your friends about why you're in this fight.
So first we pulled together every document we could about how I got hired. We turned over everything to the Boston Globe earlier this year. They reviewed those documents and interviewed everyone they could find who was involved in my hiring. Their verdict?
"The Globe found clear evidence, in documents and interviews, that her claim to Native American ethnicity was never considered by the Harvard Law faculty, which voted resoundingly to hire her, or by those who hired her to four prior positions at other law schools. At every step of her remarkable rise in the legal profession, the people responsible for hiring her saw her as a white woman.”
I'm not afraid of the facts, so today we're launching a new Fact Squad website for anyone who wants see the facts for themselves: http://www.elizabethwarren.com/heritage