10.27.20

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Awarded UNA-East Bay’s UN Champion of the Decade and UNA-NCA Edison W. Dick Advocacy Leadership Award

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement after receiving two awards recognizing her advocacy. She served four terms as a congressional representative to the UN General Assembly. 

“I am deeply honored to receive the UNA-East Bay’s first ever UN Champion of the Decade and UNA-NCA Edison W. Dick Advocacy Leadership Award, said Congresswoman Barbara Lee. This global crisis has only reinforced health and economiinequalities around the globe for low-income people and Black, Brown, Latinx, and Indigenous communities.  

The United Nations is critical to the future of our global peace and prosperity. Since it was established 75 years ago, the United Nations has played a vital role in protecting human rights around the world.  

 “As a former congressional representative to the UN General Assembly, I will stay committed to fighting HIV and AIDS, promoting peaceful solutions to conflicts, and working with countries around the world to dismantle systemic racism. 

 “Our global community is facing an unprecedented health crisis and it is more important than ever that the United States is engaged in promoting global stability and welfare for the people of all countries.