The strength of the United States is embodied in its diverse and inclusive heritage. Our history has been enriched by our Caribbean neighbors, who have contributed to American culture across a wide range of disciplines, including the arts, business, and politics.
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Congresswoman Barbara Lee believes that equal access to high-quality, public school education is critical to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to succeed. Congresswoman Lee is dedicated to providing ample funding for public schools, expanding support services, including school counseling, and facilitating lifetime learning by making early education and higher education affordable a
As a member of the House Sustainable Energy and the Environment Coalition, Congresswoman Lee is committed to defending the environment. She opposes attempts to cut spending on environmental and health protections and supports maintaining and strengthening current environmental protection standards.
As a leading voice in Congress for global peace and security and international cooperation, Congresswoman Lee has advocated for policies that reduce conflict, end war, and address the conditions that spark violence.
Congresswoman Lee believes that access to affordable, quality health care is a fundamental human right. As a psychiatric social worker, Congresswoman Lee strongly supports the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law in 2010.
Congresswoman Lee is leading the charge on ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Since entering Congress in 1998, Rep. Lee has authored or coauthored every major piece of legislation relating to HIV/AIDS, both domestically and internationally.
America is a country built by immigrants and our diverse backgrounds enrich our nation, grow the economy, and spur creativity and innovation. Congresswoman Lee believes it is long past time to fix our broken system by passing fair and comprehensive immigration reform.
For Congresswoman Barbara Lee, it is both unacceptable and deeply immoral that the wealthiest nation on Earth has more than 45 million people living in poverty. In her roles as the Chair of the Whip’s Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity and the Co-chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Poverty and Economy Task Force, Rep.
It’s shameful that in 2014, women are still paid less than men for doing the same work. It’s reprehensible that women’s constitutionally-guaranteed right to reproductive freedom is up for debate. And it’s unacceptable that Republicans in Congress continue to wage their “War on Women” and promote outdated, sexist policies.