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WHY VOTE WARREN
ABOUT ELIZABETH WARREN
Elizabeth Warren is the Senior Senator from Massachusetts and a fighter for working people.
Elizabeth Warren is the Senior United States Senator from the State of Massachusetts. She was first elected to the Senate in 2010 when she defeated Republican Scott Brown. Prior to being a Senator she was a Special Assistant to President Barack Obama and helped to set up the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau.
UNITED STATES SENATOR
Elizabeth Warren is a proven progressive Democrat, always putting the people's interests over the corporations, lobbyists, and special interests. She has long been a champion for many progressive causes during her time in the Senate and before as an everyday American like us.
Fighting for universal single-payer healthcare, reforming bad trade deals like NAFTA, getting big money out of politics and ending Citizens United, fighting for a fair criminal justice system, ensuring equal rights for everyone, and taking on climate change are some of the many fights that Senator Warren has taken on.
Elizabeth Warren grew up in a family hanging on by their fingernails to their place in the middle class. Her dad sold fencing and carpeting at Montgomery Ward, and ended up as a building maintenance man. Her mom stayed home with Elizabeth and her older brothers.
When Elizabeth was twelve, her dad suffered a heart attack. He was out of work for a long time and the medical bills piled up. They lost the family station wagon, and were about an inch away from losing their home, when her mom got a minimum wage job answering the phones at Sears. Back then, a minimum wage job could support a family of three. That job saved their home, and it saved their family.
DAUGHTER FROM A WORKING-CLASS FAMILY
From the time Elizabeth was in second grade, she wanted to be a school teacher. There was no money for college, but she was a state champion debater and she earned a debate scholarship to George Washington University. She loved school, but at 19, she dropped out to get married. Elizabeth got a second chance at the University of Houston, a commuter college that cost $50 a semester. After graduating, she started teaching children with special needs at a nearby public elementary school. Her first child, daughter Amelia, was born when Elizabeth was 22.
When Amelia turned two, Elizabeth started law school at Rutgers University, a public law school. Three years later, she graduated hugely pregnant with her son Alex. Elizabeth hung out a shingle and practiced law out of her living room, but she soon returned to teaching, this time at Rutgers Law School.
MOM AND WIFE
Elizabeth Warren was a law professor for more than 30 years, including nearly 20 years at Harvard Law School. She is one of the nation’s top experts on bankruptcy and the financial pressures facing middle class families. With other researchers at the University of Texas, Elizabeth brought national attention to the connection between personal bankruptcy and health care costs. Her groundbreaking research, digging into thousands of court records of bankruptcy filings, showed that every year, hundreds of thousands of families file for bankruptcy in the aftermath of serious medical problems.
She taught courses on commercial law, contracts, and bankruptcy and has written more than one hundred articles and eleven books, including four national best-sellers. National Law Journal named her one of the Most Influential Women Lawyers, and she was honored by the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association with the Lelia J. Robinson Award. Students at Harvard Law School twice recognized her with the Sacks-Freund Award for excellence in teaching.
Elizabeth Warren has always been on the side of the working class and middle class in America. She recognizes that government and our economy should be working for us, not just corporations, well-connected special interests, and ultra rich people. She has been a fierce advocate for taking on the special interests and leveling the economic playing field so that everyone has the opportunity at a job that pays well and offers good benefits to support a family.
This is why she was against the bank bailout of 2008. She is also a strong supporter of raising the minimum wage to $15/hour, reforming our broken trade deals, stopping the TPP, ensuring equal pay for equal work, and making sure the ultra rich pay their fair share in taxes.
FIGHTER FOR THE WORKING CLASS
Elizabeth Warren believes that free trade must be FAIR trade. It is why she has been an outspoken critic of one-way, bad trade deals like NAFTA, CAFTA, and the TPP. She believes that any trade deals the United States gets involved in must benefit American workers.
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), spurred companies to send jobs out of the United States because of Mexico’s lower economic, environmental and labor standards. She believes that we need to get rid of the loopholes and giveaways that tilt the playing field away from small businesses in favor of giant corporations.
ADVOCATE FOR FAIR TRADE DEALS
Elizabeth Warren believes that our government is supposed to work for all Americans, no matter how rich or powerful. But because of weak laws on big money in politics and court cases like Citizens United, money slithers through Washington like a snake.
Wealthy individuals and big corporations pump unlimited sums of dark money into campaigns. High-paid lobbyists flood the halls of Congress to make sure elected officials work for industry. And at agency after agency, a revolving door between industry and government often leaves the foxes guarding the chicken coop. That broken system is great for those already in power. But for everyone else, Washington isn’t working and she will change it!
CRUSADER AGAINST GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION
Elizabeth Warren is widely credited for the original thinking, political courage, and relentless persistence that led to the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The CFPB has returned $12 billion back into the pockets of consumers who were cheated. She believes that we need to strengthen the CFPB and make sure that big corporations are held accountable and consumers aren't being ripped off and taken advantage of.
CHAMPION FOR CONSUMER PROTECTIONS
Elizabeth Warren has a record of being tough on Wall Street and demanding that CEO's and the corporate greed of big banks and financial institutions be held accountable.
In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid asked Elizabeth to serve as Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel to provide some oversight of TARP, the Wall Street bailout.
She fought to protect taxpayers, hold Wall Street accountable, and ensure tough oversight of both the Bush and Obama Administrations. Elizabeth won praise from both sides of the aisle — the Boston Globe named Elizabeth as Bostonian of the Year and TIME Magazine called her a “New Sheriff of Wall Street” for her oversight efforts.
FEARLESS AND READY TO TAKE ON WALL STREET
Elizabeth Warren believes that healthcare is a basic human right. And, in this country, we fight for basic human rights. She won’t stop fighting until everyone is covered, no one goes broke paying a medical bill or filling a prescription, and families don’t have to bear the cost of heartbreaking medical disasters on their own.
She has co-sponsored Senator Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All bill, which would create a public health care program available to all Americans. Medicare-for-All is a way to give every single person in this country a guarantee of high-quality health care that is much easier to navigate and more affordable.
In addition, she will fight to lower the cost of skyrocketing prescription drug prices by allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, as other countries already do to control costs for patients.
VOICE FOR UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE
Elizabeth Warren is an ally for all Michiganders and Americans. Warren thinks that in America, everyone should be treated equal in the eyes of the law. But it’s hard for many in our country to get a fair shake–and has been for a long time. She is committed to fulfilling that promise by fighting for equal treatment and equal opportunity for everyone.
Promoting and building a more equitable society means expanding LGBTQ equality, enforcing civil rights laws, making sure that everyone has their right to vote protected, and reforming our broken, racist criminal justice system.
ALLY FOR EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL
Elizabeth Warren has been and will be a real reformer, expanding basic civil rights and protections for everyone. Warren recognizes that civil rights come in many forms: from a good education for every child, to the opportunity of economic equality in the workplace, to ensuring the right to votes is protected for all.
Today, the fight to protect the right to vote continues. Though landless men, women, and many other groups have gained full voting rights, African Americans and other groups continue to be the targets of government-sponsored voter suppression efforts. Efforts to undermine the right to vote come in many forms, from gerrymandered districts created to decrease the voting strength of these groups, to voter ID laws that disproportionately impact low-income communities of color, to voter roll purges designed to kick eligible voters off of the voting rolls.
The Trump Administration has supercharged these efforts with false claims of widespread voter fraud and support for laws and policies that would make it harder for eligible citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote. Elizabeth Warren will fight against these barriers to vote.
REFORMER TO EXPAND CIVIL RIGHTS
Elizabeth Warren will be a strong activist, fighting to clean-up the lead water poisoning in Flint and bring real justice for Flint residents. She will also be the fierce advocate to protect our environment for future generations and finally tackle climate change.
Elizabeth Warren recognizes that America’s energy infrastructure is a critical part of building a better future for all of us. Our economy and our families depend on reliable access to affordable energy and clean, safe water. At a time when climate change represents a real and growing crisis, we also have an opportunity: We can build new, clean energy infrastructure that supports jobs and our economy, protects our public health, and safeguards our environment.
Right now, Washington is going in the wrong direction. It hands out massive tax breaks to big oil companies that are among the most profitable corporations in the world, while people in Michigan and across the country pay the price. That’s not how we build a future.
As President she will transition to the clean, renewable energy of the 21st century and the economic and environmental gains it will bring. She will also clean-up the human catastrophe in Flint.
ACTIVIST FOR FLINT AND OUR ENVIRONMENT
Elizabeth Warren believes that no matter what we do to help future students finance their education or skilled trade, we can’t forget that over 44 million Americans are currently being crushed by nearly a trillion and a half dollars – that’s almost $1,500,000,000,000 – in student loan debt.
This enormous debt load is holding young people back from starting businesses, buying homes, saving for retirement, planning families, and making the kinds of purchases that secure their place in the middle class and keep our economy growing. Multiple federal agencies have sounded the alarm about the student debt crisis and its risks to our young people and our economy. It’s time for real action.
As President she will be a voice that doesn't forget the issues facing young people and will engage on the issues that matter to younger voters most.
ENGAGING WITH ISSUES FACING YOUNG PEOPLE
THE ONE WHO CAN BEAT TRUMP
Source: Morning Consultant Poll, August 2018