Congresswoman Lee Responds to Health of Rev. Jesse Jackson

Oakland, CAToday, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement in response to the announcement of Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Parkinson’s disease diagnosis:

"I have known Rev. Jackson for many years -- he is a fearless leader for civil rights, social justice, and a dear friend. I am deeply saddened to learn the news of his diagnosis but I am strengthened by his faith. Rev. Jackson is a fighter, and just as he has fought his entire life for equality and justice, I know he will put all of his energy into persevering in the face of this challenge. My thoughts and prayers are with the Jackson family during this difficult time."