Press Releases

Press Releases

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Receives Legacy Award from Black Girls Vote

November 16, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement after receiving the Legacy Award from Black Girls Vote, in recognition of her work to empower and uplift black women and girls:

“I am deeply honored to receive the  Legacy Award th ...

Issues: Women

Press Releases

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Welcomes Endorsement from Congressman John Lewis

November 16, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee welcomed the endorsement from Congressman John Lewis in her race for Democratic Caucus Chair.

“Congressman John Lewis is the conscious of the Congress and a living civil rights legend. I am incredibly grateful f ...

Press Releases

Rep. Barbara Lee Releases Statement on the Ongoing California Wildfires

November 16, 2018

Oakland, CA -- Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on the ongoing fires in Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura Counties:

“My heart is with the victims of the devastating fires in Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura counties, the first responders on the f ...


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 ...

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 ...



 
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