|Address||24 Linnaean St |
Cambridge, Massachusetts , United States
|| June 22, 1949
Mar 03, 2015 11:21pm
Caucasian - Native American - Swedish - Liberal - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Internationalist - Pro Environment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor - Protectionist - Divorced - Married - Methodist - Straight -
|Info||Elizabeth Warren says she “came up the hard way…out of a hard-working middle class family in an America that created opportunities for kids like me.” She has made her life’s work fighting for middle class families. The Boston Globe calls her “… the plainspoken voice of people getting crushed by so many predatory lenders and under regulated banks.” TIME magazine has called her a “New Sheriff of Wall Street” and has twice included her among America’s 100 most influential people. She’s taken on big banks and financial institutions to win historic new financial protections for middle class families. |
Elizabeth learned first-hand about the economic pressures facing middle class families. When she was twelve, her dad suffered a heart attack. The store where he worked changed his job and cut his pay, and the medical bills piled up. The family lost their car, and her mom went to work answering phones at Sears to pay the mortgage.
Elizabeth got her first job at nine, babysitting for a family across the street from her house. She started waiting tables at 13 at her Aunt Alice’s Mexican restaurant. All three of her brothers served in the military. She got married at 19, and after graduating from college, started teaching in elementary school. Her first baby, a daughter Amelia, was born when Elizabeth was 22.
When Amelia was two, Elizabeth started law school. Shortly after she graduated, her son Alex was born. She practiced law out of her living room, but she soon returned to teaching. Elizabeth has been a law professor at Harvard for nearly 20 years and has written nine books, including two national best-sellers, and more than a hundred articles. National Law Journal named her one of the Most Influential Lawyers of the Decade, and she has been honored by the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association with the Lelia J. Robinson Award.
In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Elizabeth served as Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Her independent and tireless efforts to protect taxpayers, to hold Wall Street accountable, and to ensure tough oversight of both the Bush and Obama Administrations won praise from both sides of the aisle. The Boston Globe named Elizabeth Bostonian of the Year in 2009 for her oversight efforts.
She is widely credited for the original thinking, political courage, and relentless persistence that led to the creation of a new consumer financial protection agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She led the establishment of the agency, building the structure and organization to hold accountable even trillion-dollar financial institutions and to protect consumers from financial tricks and traps often hidden in mortgages, credit cards and other financial products.
Elizabeth and her husband Bruce Mann, who was born and grew up in the Boston area, have been married for 31 years and now have three grandchildren. They live in Cambridge with their golden retriever, Otis.
|Fri Mar 27 18:07:20 +0000 2015 - Let’s send the biggest Wall Street banks our own message: Your swagger & threats won’t stop us. http://t.co/6DHfn459Nn|
Fri Mar 27 18:06:46 +0000 2015 - And I’m not going to pretend our financial reform work is done when the “too big to fail banks” are bigger than they were in 2008.
Fri Mar 27 18:06:24 +0000 2015 - I’m not going to stop talking about JPMorgan’s settlement agreements that are so weak, they celebrate by giving execs a raise.
Fri Mar 27 18:06:00 +0000 2015 - I’m not going to stop talking about Citigroup’s unprecedented grasp on our government’s economic policymaking apparatus.
Fri Mar 27 18:05:40 +0000 2015 - The biggest Wall Street banks want a Washington that works only for them. Well they can forget it. http://t.co/ORtVvU5Ky0
Thu Mar 19 22:04:00 +0000 2015 - Join a @Public_Citizen webinar @ 7 pm ET about ISDS, the dangerous provision hidden in TPP: http://t.co/HBh1XAkhzF #ISDSCorporateAttacks
Fri Mar 13 14:14:46 +0000 2015 - Wall St's 2014 BONUSES were 2x the income of all full-time min wage workers. That's obscene. http://t.co/pp1C6H1DdF http://t.co/zaAS9BUPK0
Mon Mar 09 22:13:14 +0000 2015 - The power of Selma is hope – hope that change can happen. Read more about my trip to #Selma50 this past weekend: http://t.co/tC7TVXHX7C
Sat Feb 28 16:59:13 +0000 2015 - If Scott Walker sees 100,000 teachers & firefighters as his enemies, maybe it's time we take a closer look at his friends.
Fri Feb 27 19:18:50 +0000 2015 - Spock is gone - and so is our last chance for a Vulcan mind meld with a great son of Boston. Sad day. #LLAP