Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Vice President Joe Biden, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), and author Marianne Williamson spoke at the Poor People's Campaign Presidential Forum on Monday in Washington, D.C., to address systemic poverty, racism, and economic injustice. Biden told attendees he felt confident he could win Texas and much of the South if he became the Democratic Party's 2020 nominee, and pledged to ensure poor communities are prioritized in mitigating the effects of climate change. Warren touted her proposed tax on the wealthiest individuals in the country, and said the nation's budget should reflect citizens' values, providing universal childcare and affordable housing.

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