United States Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is a fearless and persistent fighter for middle class families because 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 is recognized as one of the nation’s top experts on bankruptcy and the financial struggles facing these middle class families. Before becoming Senator, Elizabeth Warren was a law professor for over 20 years at Harvard Law School, where she was recognized for excellence in teaching. Then, in the aftermath of the financial crisis, she was tapped to serve as Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel to monitor the $700 billion bank bailout effort. In 2010, President Obama appointed her Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The following year, she stepped down from that position to announce her official candidacy for Massachusetts Senate. She won the Democratic nomination in 2012 and eventually won the election, making her the first and only woman ever elected to this position for her state.
Now, Warren continues to make noise to fight for the middle class and to fight for marijuana. Yes, marijuana, a drug she once opposed, “I’m open to it. I think we’ve learned more… A couple of states have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Frankly, I think we ought to be learning what we can from those states.’’ Warren is currently fighting for marijuana businesses in her larger effort to bring the marijuana industry in from this fiscal limbo, which she says forces dispensaries to rely solely on cash, tempting targets for criminals, “You make sure that people are really paying their taxes. You know that the money is not being diverted to some kind of criminal enterprise. And it's just a plain old safety issue. You don't want people walking in with guns and masks and saying, `Give me all your cash.’”