Elizabeth Ann Warren is a United States senator from the state of Massachusetts. Born in 1949, the Democratic senator is best known for her progressive politics. After months of speculation, Warren officially launched her campaign for president of the United States on February 8, 2019, in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
Elizabeth Warren was born in Oklahoma City to Donald Jones and Pauline Herring. Warren and her three older brothers were raised in a middle to lower class family. The future lawyer found her calling in debate while attending Northwest Classen High School. She eventually won a debate scholarship to Geoge Washington University, where she attended for two years before leaving to marry Jim Warren. She later went back to school at the University of Houston to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in speech pathology and audiology.
After giving birth to her daughter, Amelia, Warren returned to school, this time earning a law degree from Rutgers University. Shortly after graduation, she gave birth to her son, Alexander. Once she found her calling in the field of law, Warren went on to teach at law schools at the University of Houston, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University.
Jim and Elizabeth Warren divorced in 1978. Warren eventually met and married Bruce H. Mann, who she remains married to this day.
Elizabeth Warren has championed many causes in her history as a public servant. Some of the most regular causes that she advocates for are consumer protection issues, economic opportunities for all class levels, and the nation’s social safety net.
These key issues are expected to be a central part of her presidential campaign. Elizabeth Warren has already detailed a plan to impose a wealth tax on the richest 75,000 families in an effort to partially fund a variety of programs including, universal childcare, student loan debt relief, the Green New Deal, and Medicare for All.
Elizabeth Warren has also taken a stand on the controversial Electoral College. She believes that the system should be eliminated so that voting rights can be expanded. Warren is adamant that every vote should count and abolishing the Electoral College is the best way to see the change that is needed. Warren’s opinion makes her the first major Democratic candidate for president to recommend ending the Electoral College and transitioning to the popular vote model.
In addition to being an accomplished politician and teacher, Warren is also an author and public speaker.