Congresswoman Lee Responds to 2016 Election

Oakland, CA – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released this statement concerning the 2016 Presidential Election:

“We must have faith in our Constitution, our democracy and the American people - but we cannot and will not allow the doors of opportunity to be closed.

We must stand together to defend our values; to defend economic, racial and social justice; to defend human rights. We will keep fighting for what’s right, because it matters - that’s who we are.”

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Congresswoman Lee is a member of the Appropriations and Budget Committees, the Steering and Policy Committee, is a Senior Democratic Whip, former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and co-chair of the Progressive Caucus. She serves as chair of the Democrat Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality and Opportunity.