Hon. Elizabeth Holtzman Counsel; Co-Chair, Government Relations Group, Herrick

Hon. Elizabeth Holtzman Counsel; Co-Chair, Government Relations Group, Herrick

  • Elizabeth Holtzman handles government relations at the federal, state, and local levels.

 

Podcast

Overview

Voting is important because it’s an opportunity for change. It gives people a voice about whom they want in office and is a chance to stand up for the issues they care about.

01:11- About Hon Elizabeth Holtzman

  • Elizabeth Holtzman handles government relations at the federal, state, and local levels.
  • She also focuses on litigation.
  • Liz joined Herrick after over 22 years in government, including 2O as an elected official.
  • During her four terms as a U.S. Congresswoman, she captured national attention for her role on the House Judiciary Committee where she voted to impeach President Richard Nixon, and questioned President Ford about the Nixon pardon.
  • She chaired the Immigration and Refugees Subcommittee (where she co-authored Senator Ted Kennedy the Refugee Act of 1980).
  • Co-founded and was elected and re-elected as the first Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues.
  • She wrote many laws, including extending the deadline for ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment and the Rape Privacy Act.
  • She was the first member of Congress to expose the U.S. government’s inaction on Nazi war criminals living in America and spearheaded the effort to bring them to justice.
  • When elected, she was the youngest woman to be elected to Congress, a record she had held for 42 years.

02:41- Motivation behind deciding to run for Congress

  • Alito’s draft decision on abortion drove me to this.
  • I stayed up all night reading that, and it made me furious to think that government could control women’s bodies.
  • I am not a sideline person. I took on a lot of causes and I have experience working in Congress.
  • I am not afraid to open my mouth, and I have got nothing to lose.

11:17- Learning to use the Internet

  • I was learning how to use social media, but I was not worried about the threats.
  • I had threats when I was in Congress. I am not being completely oblivious because I have been a victim of crime.
  • I discovered in Congress that one person can make a difference. You can never give up.

Profile

  • Elizabeth Holtzman handles government relations at the federal, state, and local levels.
  • She also focuses on litigation.
  • Liz joined Herrick after over 22 years in government, including 2O as an elected official.
  • During her four terms as a U.S. Congresswoman, she captured national attention for her role on the House Judiciary Committee where she voted to impeach President Richard Nixon, and questioned President Ford about the Nixon pardon.
  • She chaired the Immigration and Refugees Subcommittee (where she co-authored Senator Ted Kennedy the Refugee Act of 1980).
  • Co-founded and was elected and re-elected as the first Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues.
  • She wrote many laws, including extending the deadline for ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment and the Rape Privacy Act.
  • She was the first member of Congress to expose the U.S. government’s inaction on Nazi war criminals living in America and spearheaded the effort to bring them to justice.
  • When elected, she was the youngest woman to be elected to Congress, a record she had held for 42 years.

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