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Portrait of Maxine Waters

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Maxine Waters

CA-43 (D)
Congressmember Waters is considered by many to be one of the most influential women in American politics today. She has a reputation as a brave and outspoken advocate for women, children, people of color, and the poor. She represents a large part of South Central Los Angeles and many unincorporated areas in Los Angeles. She takes lead on issues of poverty, economic development, equal justice under the law, and other areas of concern to underserved communities. Congressmember Waters' support stems from diverse communities across the nation.
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How does Maxine align with Project 100's values?
  • Economic Opportunity: Congressmember Waters supported President Obama's economic stimulus package which prevented a more serious economic crisis and job loss. She has since worked to bring investment and jobs to California, including through funding for infrastructure and transportation.
  • Equal Treatment Under the Law: Congressmember Waters supports comprehensive immigration reform that balances national security needs with an effective plan that provides a path to citizenship for those who meet stringent requirements.
  • Healthy People & Communities: Congressmember Waters has been a longtime advocate for quality, affordable health care for all Americans.
Background information
  • Woman of Color
  • Politician
  • Educator
  • Incumbent
Endorsements
Maxine Waters has been endorsed by the following organizations:
  • Democratic Party

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