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Elizabeth Warren

Senator (D-Massachusetts)

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Senator Elizabeth Warren on why she decided to run, the issues that make a difference, and the women she hopes to inspire.
As a young mother, Elizabeth Warren went to class at Rutgers Law School while her husband worked at IBM. In 1978, the family relocated to Houston, where Warren started teaching at the law school. She would go on to teach at University of Pennsylvania Law School and Harvard, specializing in bankruptcy law. With books including “The Fragile Middle Class: Americans in Debt” and “The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke,” Warren publicized her studies on debt and the middle class.   In 1995, she had her first experience in policymaking when she was appointed to serve on the National Bankruptcy Review Commission during the Clinton Administration. An expert on bankruptcy and consumer advocacy, Warren advised the Obama administration on the creation of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the aftermath of the 2008 financial collapse. In 2012, she was elected to the U.S. Senate, becoming the first female Senator from Massachusetts.   In her 2014 autobiography, “A Fighting Chance,” Warren again argues for the middle class, interweaving her life in politics with her life story.

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