Press Releases

Press Releases

Congresswoman Lee Urges Substantive Action in Response to Congressman King's Racist Statements

January 11, 2019

Washington, D.C.Congresswoman Lee released the following statement in response to Congressman King’s statement to the New York Times endorsing white supremacy:

Issues: Civil Rights

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Releases Constituent Resource Guide on the Government Shutdown

January 11, 2019

Oakland, CA – Congresswoman Lee released this constituent resource guide for constituents affected by the 2018-2019 government shutdown:

On December 22, 2018, funding lapsed for a number federal government agencies. The government shutdown is already having an impact on some ...

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Named Co-Chair of Bipartisan Cannabis Caucus

January 09, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee was named the co-chair of the bipartisan Cannabis Caucus, alongside Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Congressman Don Young (R-AK), and Congressman David Joyce (R-OH). Congresswoman Lee’s historic appointment marks the first ...

Issues: Justice for All,Civil Rights

Articles & Op-Eds

Articles & Op-Eds

The Nation: No More Blank Checks for War

June 21, 2018

Nearly 17 years into the war in Afghanistan, there is still no end in sight. Our strategy and goals for the region are murky and ill-defined—and yet, while the violence continues unabated, the media and Congress have turned a blind eye to the conflict.

Despite the trillions of ...

Articles & Op-Eds

The Pot Industry Is Overwhelmingly White, and One Congresswoman Wants to Change That

June 14, 2018

Sometimes, all it takes is a poorly named weed strain to illuminate a real problem.

Just this week, Shanita Penny, the president of the board of directors for the Minority Cannabis Business Association, was contacted by a black woman who was shocked that a marijuana dispensary in Maryland ...

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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 ...

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