Press Releases

Press Releases

Congressmembers Introduce Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights Act on Human Rights Day

December 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, on International Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Rep. Katherine Clark, Ranking Member Nita Lowey, Ranking Member Eliot Engel, Rep. Barbara Lee, and Rep. L ...

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Statement on the Passing of Bay Area Radio Host Ray Taliaferro

December 03, 2018

Oakland, CA -- Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement remembering the life and legacy of legendary Bay Area radio host and civil rights advocate Ray Taliaferro:

 “I am deeply saddened to learn of the ...

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Pelosi Announces Co-Chairs of Steering and Policy Committee

November 30, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi announced today that she will recommend Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, Congressman Eric Swalwell of California and Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California to serve as the three Co-Chairs of the Steering and Policy Committee.


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 ...

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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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