Elizabeth Warren this week went to Washington, D.C. to become the junior U.S. senator from Massachusetts. And she leaves roots stretching to Jamaica Plain.
Warren, who garnered 87 percent of the JP vote, campaigned on numerous occasions in JP, including a stop at Ula Café in March. Warren held a roundtable discussion there with members of City Life/Vida Urbana, a JP-based housing advocacy group, who shared their stories about troubled mortgages and foreclosures.
The mortgage crisis was a prominent issue in Warren’s campaign. Warren is slated to become a member of the Senate Banking Committee, where she will have the ability to address that issue.
It was also revealed during the campaign that Warren claimed to have Native American ancestry. The North American Indian Center of Boston (NAICOB), which is located at 105 S. Huntington Ave. in JP, issued Warren an invitation to visit, which was not answered. NAICOB assists Native Americans seeking jobs and other social help. It is unclear what Warren’s policy position will be.
NAICOB and City Life did not respond to requests for comment. Warren did not respond to a request for an interview.