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Congresswoman Waters, Newly Elected Congress Members Reflect The Rising American Electorate in House Financial Services Committee

January 17, 2019

Page Gardner, founder and president of the Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund, released the following statement about Congresswoman Maxine Waters appointment as the first African American and first woman at the helm of the House Financial Services Committee:

“We’re thrilled to see the Rising American Electorate (RAE) – unmarried women, people of color, and young people – represented at the helm of the powerful House Financial Services Committee. Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ appointment to lead the committee as well as colleagues like Representatives Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley, and Tlaib is a direct result of historically underrepresented groups turning out in record numbers during the 2018 midterms. Rep. Waters has a track record for holding corporations accountable and fighting for the interests of everyday Americans, which is essential for an industry that has systematically disenfranchised people of color and other members of the RAE. It’s clear the Rising American Electorate is ready to have a true watch dog leading the financial committee, and Rep. Waters accomplishment is an accomplishment for them as well.”

 

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