Longtime feminist champion Liz Watson is running to represent Indiana’s 9th Congressional District in the U.S. House.
Liz has dedicated her life to fighting for women and families, working as the director of workplace justice at the National Women’s Law Center, as the executive director of the Georgetown Poverty Center, and as the Labor Policy Director for Democrats in the U.S. Congress.
Background and Achievements
Liz has developed numerous pieces of legislation aimed at protecting women in the workplace, from equal pay initiatives to a bill introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren and in cities across the country aimed at ending the practice of firing low-wage workers–most of whom are women–who are unable to come into work after only receiving a couple hours notice. If elected, Liz will fight to raise the minimum wage, end sexual harassment in the workplace, and expand educational opportunities for women.
As a law student at Georgetown, Liz represented victims of domestic violence who were trying to get orders of protection from their abusers, and she has worked on policies to better meet the needs of girls in the juvenile justice system who are survivors of sexual abuse. In Congress, Liz will fight to fully fund the Violence Against Women Act and law enforcement initiatives aimed at curbing the epidemic.
Positions on Key Issues
- Committed to defending reproductive rights and family planning clinics from funding threats and targeted regulations
- Will fight for women's health, including protecting the equality in health insurance coverage that the Affordable Care Act finally guaranteed to women
Prospects & Opponents
Liz is ready to take on anti-woman, anti-healthcare, anti-worker Republican incumbent Trey Hollingsworth. While the race is going to be hard for a Democrat to win, we are confident that she is the best candidate to face Hollingsworth.
- Feminist Majority
- Indiana AFL-CIO
- American Federation of Teachers - Indiana
- Planned Parenthood
- Working Families Party
- DCCC Red to Blue