Women who get s..t done: Elizabeth Warren

The first in a new series of posts about women we admire – not for the way they look – but for what they do.

As I get older, I’m increasingly intolerant of women who are revered for the way they look. Yes, having great style is inspiring and aspirational, but the women I find really interesting, are all about what they actually do – be it through their career, a cause they believe in, or a desire to create change – they are driven and passionate and are getting s..t done.

One such women is Senator Elizabeth Warren, the senior US Senator for Massachusetts.  Formerly a professor of law, she taught at the University of Texas, the University of Pennsylvania Law School and most recently at Harvard. She had many senior political and academic positions before announcing her candidacy for the Senate in 2011, and becoming the first female Senator for Massachusetts in 2012.

After Trump’s immigration order she joined a group of protesters at Logan International Airport on Saturday night, saying “We will not turn away children. We will not turn away families. We will not turn away people who try to help Americans. We will not turn away anyone because of their religion.”

In January 2017 in an e-mail to supporters, Warren announced that she would be running for a second term, saying, “The people of Massachusetts didn’t send me to Washington to roll over and play dead while Donald Trump and his team of billionaires, bigots and Wall Street bankers crush the working people of our Commonwealth and this country,” and “This is no time to quit.”

Following her on Facebook, over the last few weeks, I have been hugely impressed by the way she engages in knowledgable and measured debate and is principled and fearless in the face of the Trump administration – one can only hope there are many more men and women like her, who are willing to put up a fight over the coming months.

 

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8 Comments

  • Claire B says:

    Couldn’t agree more – what’s happening in America right now is despicable and very scary. Elizabeth Warren is inspirational.

  • patty says:

    I attended a community forum that presented her as the person to become head of the Consumer Bureau. Nice, intelligent, at the end of the forum, I thought “this woman is going to be chum (shark bait) in Washington.” The old school boys are not going to tolerate her on their playground. I was right.
    I applaud her, I think she is great for standing up to the banks,knuckle head congressmen, and corporations. She speaks out for those whose voices are not heard due to the ding of the cash register.

  • psl. says:

    Elizabeth Warren is such a hypocrite. Why didn’t she run for the Oval Office? She has too many skeletons in her closet. All the shouting gets tiresome and never really gets heard. In America we want the government to be our nannies. So many people from around the world think they can realize the so called “American Dream” and when they get here by what ever means,they find out very quickly that may not be the case. So we absorb these people into our system of welfare that really only benefits the social workers, lawyers, churches etc. Stop the insanity! We are bringing America to her knees! Ask not what your country can do for you……..

  • Doreen says:

    Thank you for this post.

  • Cind says:

    This woman is so very scary— not a fan.

  • Marilyn says:

    Love this. I am a total fan of Elizabeth Warren. She is amazing. I hope she runs against Donald Trump for president in 2020. The United States needs more women like her in government.

  • Sue Dooley says:

    Elizabeth Warren is a beacon of light in these very dark times. Thank you for posting this.

  • Jane says:

    I agree Sue – hope she continues to fight for whats right
    Jx

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