Press Releases

Press Releases

Congresswoman Lee Marks Twenty Years of Congressional Service

April 20, 2018

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Barbara Lee celebrated the twentieth anniversary of her swearing in to Congress. In her two decades of congressional service, Congresswoman Lee has been a principled leader on Capitol Hill advocating for peace, justice and equal opportunity ...

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Congresswoman Lee Statement on End of Castro Leadership in Cuba

April 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. –  Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), a co-chair of the Cuba Working Group, released the following statement on the change in leadership in Cuba:

“For the first time in nearly six decades, the world will know Cuba without a Castro at the helm ...

Issues: Caribbean, Haiti, and Cuba,Global Peace & Security

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Congresswoman Lee Releases Statement on the Passing of Supervisor Doris Ward

April 18, 2018

Oakland, CA – Congresswoman Lee released a statement after the passing of Doris Ward, the first African American to lead the San Francisco Board of Supervisors:

“I am truly saddened by the news of the passing of my friend, Doris Ward. Doris was a fearle ...

Issues: Civil Rights

Articles & Op-Eds

Articles & Op-Eds

East Bay Times: We must close the racial wealth divide

October 07, 2017

The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported new data showing median incomes rising sharply in the San Francisco area. While many in the Bay Area latched onto the promising economic outlook, I was immediately struck by the glaring headline that was missed.

Black households, already far below ...

Articles & Op-Eds

How Barbara Lee Became An Army of One

July 30, 2017

It’s a recent Wednesday afternoon, and Barbara Lee’s communications director is trying to find her. She’s scheduled to give a speech in nine minutes, and she hasn’t read it yet.

The anti-war congresswoman—from an ultraliberal congressional district that inclu ...

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Rep. Lee closer to goal of revising military-force resolution

July 29, 2017

For Rep. Barbara Lee, a loss can be just a stop on the road to victory.

A little more than a week ago, the Oakland Democrat’s amendment calling for repeal of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, which allows presidents to wage war against terrorists without direct congr ...

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