November 17, 2017

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."