Warren plans town hall in Newburyport

Elizabeth Warren

NEWBURYPORT — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, will host a town hall meeting Saturday.

Warren will speak and answer questions from the audience about how she’s holding the Trump administration accountable, according to a statement from her office.

In addition, Warren will discuss her work standing up for working families of Massachusetts against “powerful corporate interests,” a theme she speaks on frequently.

Doors open at 10 a.m. and the event will begin at 11 a.m. in the Newburyport High School auditorium at 241 High St. The event is expected to wrap up at 12:30 p.m.

Mayor Donna Holaday said the event is an important day for politicians visiting the city. She is encouraging community members to attend, including students.

“She’ll be talking about Washington and (President Donald) Trump,” Holaday said. “Everyone should come listen to their senator speak.”

Warren last visited the Clipper City in 2014 when she meet with workers during her stop at Opportunity Works at the Lord Timothy Dexter Industrial Green. Warren was in Newburyport helping Congressman John Tierney’s campaign — a race he ultimately lost to Seth Moulton. 

This will be Warren’s 28th town hall over the past year, according to the press release. The event is free and open to members of the public, who can RSVP on the senator’s website. 

Signs and posters are not permitted inside the auditorium, according to Warren’s website. Members of Warren’s staff will be present to inform community members how they can get involved. For information, see http://my.elizabethwarren.com/townhallnewburyport.

Warren won’t be the only notable politician in Newburyport this weekend. Holaday said Gov. Charlie Baker is scheduled to speak at Cashman Park before the start of the seventh annual Flag Day 5K race in honor of Army 1st Lt. Derek Hines, a Newburyport resident killed in action in Afghanistan in 2005.

For more about the race, see www.active.com/newburyport-ma/running/distance-running-races/7th-annual-flag-day-5k-2018.

Amanda Getchell covers Newburyport and Seabrook. Follow her on Twitter @ajgetch.