A keynote conversation as part of the Beyond the Horizon summit, featuring Congresswoman Maxine Waters.
Congresswoman Waters will look at the impact COVID-19 has had on the American economy and the ongoing congressional response to the crisis. She will discuss the immediate steps and long-term work required to make our economy stronger and more equitable as we emerge from this crisis.
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Rep. Maxine Waters, California's 43rd District
Rep. Waters is considered by many to be one of the most powerful women in American politics today. She has gained a reputation as a fearless and outspoken advocate for women, children, people of color, and the poor. Elected in November 2018 to her fifteenth term in the U.S. House of Representatives with more than 70 percent of the vote in the 43rd Congressional District of California, Congresswoman Waters represents a large part of South Los Angeles including the communities of Westchester, Playa Del Rey, and Watts and the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County comprised of Lennox, West Athens, West Carson, Harbor Gateway and El Camino Village. The 43rd District also includes the diverse cities of Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita, and Torrance. Congresswoman Waters made history as the first woman and first African American Chair of the House Financial Services Committee. An integral member of Congressional Democratic Leadership, Congresswoman Waters serves as a member of the Steering & Policy Committee and is the Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease. She is also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and member and past chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Read more.
Elise Buik, President and CEO, United Way of Greater Los Angeles
Elise Buik is a Pacific Council Director and the first female president and CEO of United Way of Greater Los Angeles. Read more.