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Liz Watson

Running for U.S. House of Representatives, District 9
Indiana
Election: Nov. 6, 2018

I am a workers’ rights and women’s rights attorney. I held jobs as the director of workplace justice at the National Women’s Law Center, as the executive director of the Georgetown Poverty Center, and as the Labor Policy Director for Democrats in the United States Congress. I led the development of legislation that is pending in Congress to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, strengthen sexual harassment protections, strengthen protections for working people to come together to bargain for their fair share, protect working people from being cheated out of their paychecks, and end unpredictable schedules in low-wage jobs. I also developed legislation that passed at the state level to secure equal pay for equal work and provide accommodations for breastfeeding moms. I am a graduate of Bloomington High School South, Georgetown Law School.