Elizabeth Warren, who TIME magazine dubbed a “New Sheriff of Wall Street,” is running for re-election to the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.
Background and Achievements
Senator Warren is a graduate of Rutgers School of Law-Newark and Editor of the Rutgers Law Review. She taught at several law schools including Harvard Law School and is an expert in bankruptcy law. Not only has Warren taught law at Harvard University for almost two decades, but she is the first professor in Harvard’s history to win the law school’s teaching award twice. She served as Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program in 2008. Senator Warren established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as a special assistant to President Obama. In addition, she won a spot on TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World List twice (2009 and 2010) and has written ten books on the economy and the Middle Class.
Positions on Key Issues
- Advocates for pay equity
- Supports access to abortion and reproductive rights
- Supports worker’s right to organize
- Supports education equity
- Supports renewable energy
- Strong supporter of the DREAM Act
- Supports criminal justice reform and the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act
- Advocates for LGBT equality
- Supports the Violence Against Women Act
Prospects & Opponents
Senator Elizabeth Warren is sure to win.