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Barbara Lee
Essence, June 13, 2017
In recent weeks, a disturbing truth has emerged that we can longer sweep under the rug: hate is on the rise and it’s being fueled by a resurging tide of White supremacy in America. READ MORE
NBC News, June 3, 2017
It's being called "Resistance Summer." Local leaders in the Bay Area are organizing a grassroots movement to condemn President Donald Trump and the policies flowing from the White House. Activists hope to seize on sentiment against the "un-American Trump agenda" and use that energy to swing favor back into their hands, according to Rep. Barbara Lee. READ MORE
NBC News, May 25, 2017
Today Black women activists, civic and community leaders, and elected officials penned an open letter to Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez calling for a meeting to discuss the state of Black women and the Party. READ MORE
CNN, May 25, 2017
The President's budget proposal would cut $193 million in food stamp funding. Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee of California told Budget Director Mick Mulvaney the cuts would force some families to choose between housing and food. READ MORE
Washington Post, May 24, 2017
Democrats immediately criticized DeVos’s philosophy, saying the nation’s top education official must be willing to defend children against discrimination by institutions that get federal money. “To take the federal government’s responsibility out of that is just appalling and sad,” said Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.). READ MORE
East Bay Express, May 22, 2017
A sold-out crowd filled the King Middle School auditorium in Berkeley yesterday afternoon, as people came to hear Rep. Barbara Lee discuss methods to take on the Trump administration — and how to possibly impeach the president. READ MORE
SF Gate, May 21, 2017
Hundreds of Rep. Barbara Lee’s constituents flocked to a town hall meeting Sunday afternoon — not to confront her about health care, pepper her with questions or otherwise put her on the spot. They came instead to listen to a former Nixon attorney and a former spy warn about President Trump and how to best ensure his demise. READ MORE
SF Gate, May 10, 2017
Politicians flooded Twitter with a river of Tweets on Tuesday and Wednesday, commenting on President Donald Trump firing FBI Director James Comey. Many expressed blatant outrage. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., wrote in a tweet: "The Trump Administration is in shambles. What is this Administration trying to hide?" READ MORE
MIT News, May 9, 2017
Two leading voices on nuclear issues, U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee and former Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, discussed the prospects for disarmament during a day-long conference on “Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War” held on MIT’s campus on May 6. READ MORE
Roll Call, May 3, 2017
With the subtitle “A Roadmap for the Resistance,” the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ “People's Budget,” isn't shy about its purpose in the Trump Era. As Rep. Barbara Lee summarized it: “In stark contrast to President Trump’s cruel poverty budget, our progressive proposal is a plan for resistance and a roadmap to a safer, healthier and more prosperous America for all.” READ MORE
The Hill, May 1, 2017
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) is firing back at President Trump after he asked in an interview, "Why was there the Civil War?" "President Trump doesn't understand the Civil War," Lee tweeted on Monday. "It's because my ancestors and millions of others were enslaved." READ MORE
MSNBC, April 16, 2017
Rep. Barbara Lee joins Joy Reid on her mission to repeal the AUMF, which she calls a 'blank check' for presidents to go to perpetual war. READ MORE
The Hill, April 13, 2017
The lone member of Congress to vote against the Afghanistan War in 2001 is calling for Congress to come back in session and repeal that war authorization after the military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb in the country. READ MORE
San Francisco Chronicle, April 10, 2017
When President Trump authorized unleashing 59 Tomahawk missiles on an airfield in Syria last week, he both ignored the Constitution and dragged us deeper into an intractable and dangerous conflict. Even the overly broad 2001 resolution cannot be properly construed to allow unilateral military action against a sovereign nation in these circumstances. READ MORE
Huffington Post, April 8, 2017
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) received death threats after she cast her vote against launching the “war on terror.” She was the only member of Congress to do it. But 16 years later, the California Democrat would do it again. The airstrikes launched by President Donald Trump on Syria this week only further convince her that her vote was the right one. READ MORE
The Hill, March 10, 2017
“The bill I am introducing today prohibits the Department of Defense from funding any attempt by the administration to expand our presence in Syria by putting U.S. combat boots on the ground,” Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said in a statement to The Hill. READ MORE
NBC News, March 1, 2017
As President Donald Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress last night, it wasn't hard to miss a group of Democratic lawmakers—all women--dressed in white amid a sea of navy, black and charcoal suits. Multiple women, notably African American legislators, also sported an accessory: black flowers pinned to their lapels. READ MORE
New York Times, February 28, 2017
Facing a fierce backlash after she called historically black colleges and universities “real pioneers” of school choice, Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, spent Tuesday afternoon backtracking on the controversial statement and highlighting the institutions’ roots in racism and segregation. READ MORE
MSNBC, February 28, 2017
Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., a staunch advocate of the Affordable Care Act, discusses Republicans' plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. READ MORE
Mic, February 28, 2017
Anyone watching Trump's joint address to Congress this evening may have noticed a sea of white pantsuits being worn by the Democratic women present, like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Katherine Clark (D-Mass.). READ MORE

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