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Barbara Lee
The Washington Informer, January 24, 2013
In separate letters to President Barack Obama, the National Coalition of Black Veterans Organizations and Rep. Barbara Lee ask that during the celebration of Black History Month in February he issue a presidential proclamation that elevates legendary Buffalo Soldier Col. Charles Young to the honorary rank of Brigadier General. READ MORE
Humane Society, January 17, 2013
The 2012 Humane Scorecard tracks the performance of federal lawmakers on key animal protection issues during the two-year session of the 112th Congress. READ MORE
The Oakland Post, January 3, 2013
Congresswoman Barbara Lee praised this week's Fiscal Cliff budget deal in Washington, D.C, for extending middle class tax cuts and extending Emergency Unemployment Insurance but expressed concerns about the impact of cuts on "communities of color and other vulnerable populations." "I am pleased that a budget agreement has been reached between our president and the Congress that will keep our most vulnerable from falling off the 'human cliff,'" she said. READ MORE
The Oakland Post, November 2, 2012
East Bay Congresswoman Barbara Lee is seeking re-election on Nov. 6 to continue to serve California's 9th district. A member of the House of Representatives since 1998, Lee has been an advocate for social and economic justice for the community. She is the first woman to represent that district. Lee was chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. READ MORE
The Daily Californian, October 27, 2012
Rep. Barbara Lee appeared at U.C. Berkeley last Thursday for a nonpartisan town hall-style meeting for students to discuss the prominent issues in the upcoming election. The event, sponsored by the ASUC, was organized by the Black Student Union, Cal Berkeley Democrats, Berkeley Political Review, ASUC Office of External Affairs and the Office of ASUC Senator Klein Lieu and was attended by about 50 students. READ MORE
Roll Call, October 23, 2012
Rep. G.K. Butterfield (N.C.) said Lee would bring a much-needed woman's perspective to the leadership team should Pelosi step down. READ MORE
The Middle Class Voter Guide, October 22, 2012
The new Middle Class Voter Guide was created to hold lawmakers accountable for their votes in Congress on the most important bills that would have helped or hurt the middle class. READ MORE
The Daily Beast, October 22, 2012
Environmental caucus memberships: House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition; House and Senate Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucuses; House Oceans Caucus; Congressional International Conservation Caucus; Children's Environmental Health Caucus READ MORE
San Francisco Chronicle, October 8, 2012
(President Obama) acknowledges San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Attorney General Kamala Harris, and Reps Barbara Lee and Pete Stark as well as San Francisco 49er quarterback Alex Smith. READ MORE
Silicon Valley Mercury News, October 3, 2012
"Lee has consistently opposed calls for military action around the world and challenges the proportion of federal revenue committed to military action, weaponry, intelligence gathering and U.S. covert operations." READ MORE
NBC Bay Area, September 25, 2012
Dozens of people gathered in downtown Oakland where Congresswoman Barbara Lee led a Voter Registration rally outside the Alameda County Registrar of Voters. READ MORE
Politico, September 6, 2012
"Right now we have got to focus on having a leadership team in place so we can support the president to get back on the right track." READ MORE
ABC 7, September 5, 2012
"I think Michelle Obama in her brilliance really laid it out" READ MORE
Bay News 9, September 5, 2012
"We believe we are bound together by a shared set of ideals and values rooted in the notion that together we can overcome the greatest challenges that come our way. We stand for an economy that's built not from the top down but from the middle out and that provides opportunity for those aspiring to join the middle class. And we make ending poverty a national priority." READ MORE
The Wall Street Journal, September 4, 2012
"Our platform states that America faces a clear choice: move forward as a nation where everyone has the chance to get ahead, or go back to the same failed ideas that created the crisis in the first place. We will move forward, not backward." READ MORE
Ebony, August 16, 2012
Rep. Barbara Lee has introduced the landmark "REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act" which calls for the review of all federal and state laws and regulations regarding "the criminal prosecution of individuals for HIV-related offenses." READ MORE
The Advocate, July 9, 2012
Democratic senators Daniel Akaka of Hawaii, John Kerry of Massachusetts, and Patty Murray of Washington and California Representative Barbara Lee are the most supportive Congress members when it comes to gay rights, according to Think Progress. READ MORE
care2, July 4, 2012
Rep. Lee said, "Testing is one of the most crucial and effective tools we have in responding to the AIDS epidemic. The only way to eliminate stigma in our communities is by getting informed and knowing your status." READ MORE
ThinkProgress, July 3, 2012
An eighth-term representative from the Bay Area, Lee authored the proposed Real Education for Healthy Youth Act of 2011 (an LGBT-inclusive sex education bill) and the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2011 (a bill to improve tracking of health data for LGBT people and other minority groups). She is listed as a co-sponsor on 21 other proposals including measures to ban employment discrimin... READ MORE
Oakland Post, July 2, 2012
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-09) announced this week that the Port of Oakland will be awarded a $15 million TIGER grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to modernize the Port's ship-to-rail exchange capacity... The project will enhance the port's reputation as a shipping gateway to the Asia-Pacific by modernizing transfer infrastructure, reducing emissions and significantly increasing the port's efficiency and competitiveness. READ MORE