Elizabeth Warren, a fearless consumer advocate who has made the fight for middle-class families her life’s work, was elected to the United States Senate on November 6, 2012 by the people of Massachusetts.
Elizabeth is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on bankruptcy and the financial pressures facing middle-class families, and the Boston Globe called her “the outspoken voice of those crushed by so many lenders. predators and under-regulated banks”.
She is widely recognized for her original thinking, political courage and tireless perseverance which led to the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. President Obama asked him to create the new agency to hold Wall Street banks and other financial institutions accountable, and to protect consumers from financial tricks and traps often hidden in mortgages, credit cards and other financial products.
In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Warren served as chairman of the congressional oversight committee for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). His independent and tireless efforts to protect taxpayers, hold Wall Street accountable and provide strong oversight of the Bush and Obama administrations have won acclaim from both sides of the aisle. The Boston Globe named Elizabeth Warren Bostonian of the Year and TIME magazine called her “the new sheriff of Wall Street” for her surveillance efforts.
During her campaign for the Senate, Elizabeth promised to fight for middle-class families and make sure everyone has a chance to get ahead. She called for policies that would level the regulatory playing field for small businesses and ensure that everyone – even large and powerful corporations – pays a fair share of taxes and is held accountable for breaking the law.
Endorsing Elizabeth’s candidacy, the New Bedford Standard-Times said, “Elizabeth Warren is right about all the things that matter most to us in SouthCoast and Massachusetts,” with “principles that, without a doubt, promote the well-being of the environment. rank.” The Boston Globe called Elizabeth “a strong advocate for the plight of working families, the creation of educational opportunities, and the expansion of medical research.” The Springfield Republican said, “We have to new need for a voice for working families in DC Elizabeth Warren will give us that voice.
Senator Warren was a professor of law for more than 30 years, including nearly 20 years as the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. The Harvard graduating class twice awarded him the Sacks-Freund Prize for excellence in teaching. She has taught courses in commercial law, contracts and bankruptcy and has written over a hundred articles and ten books, including three national bestsellers, A Fighting Chance, The Two-Income Trap and All Your Worth. . The National Law Journal named her one of the most influential female lawyers of the decade, TIME Magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world four times, and she was honored by the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association with the Lelia J. Robinson Award.
Elizabeth learned first-hand about the economic pressures working families face, growing up in a family that she says was “on the edge of middle class.” She married at 19 and, after graduating from college, began teaching in primary school. Her first baby, a daughter Amelia, was born when Elizabeth was 22. When Amelia was two, Elizabeth started law school. Shortly after graduating, her son Alex was born. Elizabeth hung a shingle and practiced law in her living room, but soon returned to teaching.
Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of Houston and Rutgers School of Law. Elizabeth and her husband Bruce Mann have been married for 38 years and live in Cambridge, Massachusetts with their golden retriever, Bailey. They have three grandchildren.