U.S. Senator - Massachusetts

Elizabeth
Warren

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Elizabeth Warren is the senior Senator from Massachusetts. Before arriving in the Senate, Warren led congressional oversight of the 2008 financial crisis, and was appointed by President Obama to build the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from the ground up. She's taken thousands of selfies, so if you don’t have one with her yet, that's on you. Warren was also a law professor at Harvard for over 30 years. Learn more about Liz below:

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Q & A with Elizabeth

  • What’s the reason you're running for president in six words?

    A country that works for everyone.

  • What is the first piece of legislation you want to sign into law, and how will you get it through a GOP-led Senate if Democrats aren’t in charge?

    My first priority after I’m elected will be to pass my anti-corruption bill – the most aggressive set of anti-corruption reforms since Watergate. My plan lays out nearly a hundred ways that we can change our government to take power away from the wealthy and the well-connected in Washington and put it where it belongs – in the hands of the people.

  • If elected, what is the first executive action you’ll take?

    I’ve proposed a set of executives actions I will take on day one of my presidency to hold private contractors accountable for pay equity, make the senior ranks of the federal government look like America, boost wages for women of color and strengthen enforcement against systemic discrimination.

  • What accomplishment are you most proud of?

    After the financial crisis of 2008 I had an idea for an agency that would watch out for consumers on mortgages and credit cards and payday loans. People told me two things: Wow! Great idea! Cop on the beat. Structural change. And second, don’t even try. The big banks will fight you. Lobbyists. Big money. The Republicans. Even some of the Democrats. You’ll never get it passed. I get it: Big, structural change doesn’t come easy.

    But it was the right thing to do. So we took on Wall Street CEOs and armies of lawyers and lobbyists and we beat them. And that little agency has now forced big banks to return more than $12 billion directly to people who were cheated.

  • Do you have a pet? If so, picture please. If not, are you ok?

    My husband Bruce and I have a golden retriever named Bailey.

  • When you’re not discussing all the reasons you will be a great president, what TV show are you insisting all of your friends watch immediately?

    Ballers, gotta love the Rock!

  • What job would you do if you weren’t a politician?

    I've known what I wanted to do since I was in second grade. I wanted to be a public-school teacher. And it was the University of Houston, that cost just $50 a semester in tuition, that gave me my chance. I graduated and became a special-needs teacher. I have lived my dream.

  • If you could tell your 14-year-old self one thing, what would it be?

    To remember that no matter how many times people tell you that you can’t do it, that it’s never been done, never forget, “Dream Big! Fight Hard!”

ELIZABETH WARREN ON DOGS AND CAPITALISM

Top Priorities*

INCOME INEQUALITY

Leveling the Playing Field for Working Families

CLIMATE CHANGE

Fighting Climate Change

DEMOCRACY REFORM

Ending Washington Corruption