Elizabeth Warren Supported By Political Group

on August 16 2011 10:02 AM

A prominent political action committee is working hard to get Elizabeth Warren elected to Congress.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee wants Warren to run for Massachusetts senator Scott Brown's seat, the Boston Herald reported.

The group announced Monday that it had raised $100,000, including $75,000 that would be available in cash, The Boston Globe reported.

The group also said it had collected a list of 50,000 people who have pledged to volunteer, should she decide to run.

"Our goal is on day one when she decides to run that she has a huge grassroots army," PCCC co-founder Adam Green told The Boston Globe.

The group is featuring Warren on the homepage of their Web site with a caption that says "Draft Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate."

"Elizabeth Warren has a track record of holding Wall Street accountable and fighting for regular people like us," the group wrote on their Web site. "Let's tell her that if she runs, she'll have our support!"

In 2008, Warren was appointed chairperson of the Congressional Oversight Panel, which monitored the spending of the $700 billion in bailout money.

In 2010, President Obama appointed Warren to head the steering committee of the newly-created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

"Long before this crisis hit, she had written eloquently, passionately, forcefully, about the growing financial pressures on working families and the need to put in place stronger consumer protections," the president said at a press conference. "And three years ago she came up with an idea for a new independent agency that would have one simple overriding mission: standing up for consumers and middle-class families."

Warren is a long-time researcher of middle-class families and incomes. She has also called out unsafe financial practices.

Warren, along with former FDIC chairperson Sheila Bair and SEC chairperson Mary Schapiro, was featured on the cover of Time magazine in May 2010 and in an accompanying article titled "The New Sheriffs of Wall Street."

Warren is currently the Leo Gottlieb professor of law at Harvard University.

She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Houston and her law degree from the Rutgers School of Law- Newark.

Warren said she will decide whether to run in the 2012 race by Labor Day, the Boston Herald reported.

 

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