(WASHINGTON) — You’ve heard of Ready for Hillary, but now there’s Ready for Warren.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has said she will not run for president in 2016, but that isn’t stopping her fans from encouraging her to run. A group of activists has launched the Ready for Warren campaign, asking people to sign a petition urging the Massachusetts Democrat to pursue a presidential bid.
“We are Ready for Elizabeth Warren to run for President in 2016,” a statement on the website reads. “Warren is the backbone that the Democratic Party too often forgets it needs. Warren has inspired a movement — yet to jump into the race for president, we need to show Warren that she’s got support all across the country, from Oklahoma to Massachusetts, from Florida to Nevada. We know that Warren can win, but it’s up to all of us to make it happen.”
“I think there’s an opportunity for us to convince her if we’re really able to make the case as to why we think she’s the right person,” Erica Sagrans, who is reportedly the campaign manager for the group, told the Huffington Post.
As for the senator herself, she is not working with the group and does not endorse their work.
“No, Senator Warren does not support this effort,” Lacey Rose, a spokesperson for Warren, told ABC News.
Ready for Warren, which already has a Twitter page, Facebook presence and website, also says they will attend Netroots Nation in Detroit this week where Warren is headlining the conference.
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