Oakland, CA – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee along with Reps. Katherine Clark (D-MA), Deb Haaland (D-NM), Ro Khanna (D-CA), Andy Levin (D-MI), Jim McGovern (D-MA), Mark Pocan (D-WI), and Jamie Raskin (D-MD).
“We are proud to announce our endorsement of Vice President Joe Biden for President. As
strong progressive Democrats who supported different candidates or did not support any
candidate during the primary for the Democratic nomination, we recognize that the future of
our democracy is at stake.
“President Donald Trump has demonstrated repeatedly and most recently in his disastrous
response to COVID-19 that we need a president who tells the truth, and who can unify the
“This will not be an easy victory. Voter suppression is real and in response to the health crises,
more barriers have been imposed. We will work with our constituencies to organize, mobilize
and help unify our party to reclaim the White House in November. The threat of a second
presidency of Donald Trump requires all of us to support Vice President Joe Biden. Now more
than ever we must fight to restore decency, inclusion and competency to the White House.
“We are not simply endorsing Vice President Joe Biden today. We are pledging to initiate a
wave of progressive organizing on issues we care about so passionately. Together we must
turn the country towards a fundamentally new direction of equality, prosperity and justice under
the strong and decent leadership of Vice President Joe Biden.”