Feminist Majority Endorsements

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren, who TIME magazine dubbed a “New Sheriff of Wall Street,” is running for Senate in Massachusetts. Her focus on rebuilding America’s Middle Class has been the cornerstone of her life’s work as well as her current campaign. In addition to economic reform, Warren is also fighting for affordable health care and reproductive rights.

Background

Not only has Warren taught law at Harvard University for almost two decades, but she also served as Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program in 2008. In addition, she: Established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Won a spot on TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the World List twice (2009 and 2010). Wrote nine books on the economy and the Middle Class.

Position on Key Issues

She is for Equal Pay and is pro-choice. She supports the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and is in favor of passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). She supports the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and will fight to preserve the benefits it provides.

Prospects

Sen. Scott Brown has a slight lead in the latest polls.

Opponent

Her opponent is Republican Sen. Scott Brown who was elected to the Senate in the January 2010 Special Election that was held after the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy. He is anti-choice and received a rating of 45 from NARAL.

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