Women providing real solutions
For the past four years women and families have struggled while the economy tanked and jobs were lost. In this heated election cycle, there are no more important issues than job creation and economic recovery. EMILY's List women are leading the way in providing real, concrete solutions for economic growth and putting Americans back to work.
Elizabeth Warren has always looked out for middle class families. Warren had the backs of middle class families when she fought tooth and nail to protect taxpayers through the Troubled Asset Relief Program. She stood strong for working women and men when she worked to create and implement the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Before Warren's efforts, women were more often targeted in the subprime mortgage market. Women were more likely than men to get these unfair loans, but Warren's efforts ensured future protections for women and men. Warren has fought for women and working families throughout her career, and she will no doubt be their voice and champion in the U.S. Senate.
In Connecticut, U.S. Senate candidate Susan Bysiewicz is the only person running in her primary who has a plan that will keep Americans from being exploited again by Wall Street and big banks. The past few weeks, she he has been rolling out her "Accountability Plan" which will make sure middle class families no longer pay a higher tax rate than the wealthiest Americans and finally hold politicians accountable, making them actually answer to the people they claim to represent.
And holding down the trend in the House is Cheri Bustos who is focusing on getting people in her district back to work. "Nobody's going to be bringing jobs back out of the goodness of their hearts," she said. "There's enough buy-in from people running for Congress … to be able to work together and make things happen." Her plan to create a "manufacturing triangle" between Rockford, the Quad Cities, and Peoria will refocus the district on innovation and manufacturing, combined with writing tax code incentives and penalties into law to stop companies from moving American jobs overseas, will help produce jobs for the people in her district and Americans across the country.
EMILY's List women are working hard to create jobs because we can't wait any longer. We need a change now and Americans deserve a Congress that understands their needs and is willing to fight for them.