January 25, 2022

ICYMI: BBC News Releases Video Tribute to Shirley Chisholm Featuring Congresswoman Lee


Washington, D.C. – Today, BBC News released a video as part of their “Witness History” series chronicling Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm’s historic presidential campaign featuring remarks from Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13). Congresswoman Chisholm was a mentor to Congresswoman Lee and the first Black woman to run for president, four years after becoming the first Black congresswoman. She announced her candidacy on this day in 1972, 50 years ago.

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Congresswoman Lee is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations. She serves as Co-Chair of the Steering & Policy Committee, former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Chair Emeritus of the Progressive Caucus, Co-Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Health Task Force, and Co-Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus. She also serves as Chair of the Majority Leader’s Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity. As a member of the House Democratic Leadership, she is the highest ranking Black woman in the U.S. Congress.