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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Endorses Mia Bonta

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, endorsed Mia Bonta for East Bay Assembly District 18, which includes the cities of Oakland, Alameda and San Leandro. The special election is being held because seat was vacated by her husband, Rob Bonta, who was appointed California Attorney General by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The remainder of Rob Bonta’s assembly term is through 2022.
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Poor People’s Campaign hails Barbara Lee for leading ‘Third Reconstruction’ drive

OAKLAND, Calif.—Among Poor People’s Campaign supporters gathering at legislative offices around the country June 7, urging lawmakers to back the Campaign’s drive for a Third Reconstruction, were dozens who rallied at U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee’s office here, thanking her for introducing into the Congress H. Res. 438, Third Reconstruction: Fully addressing Poverty and Low Wages from the Bottom Up.
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Rep. Barbara Lee endorses Mia Bonta in East Bay Assembly race

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, has endorsed Mia Bonta for the East Bay Assembly district seat vacated by Bonta’s husband, California Attorney General Rob Bonta, The Chronicle first reported. Lee said that Mia Bonta “will bring a progressive, social, economic and racial justice lens to our state legislature.”. “She will stand...
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Rep. Barbara Lee marks 100th anniversary of Tulsa Greenwood Massacre, calling for reparations and a truth, racial healing and transformation commission

I want to thank Congressman Richie Torres and the Congressional Black Caucus for organizing this event to mark 100 years since the horrific tragedy of the Tulsa Greenwood Massacre. In one of the worst acts of racist violence in United States history, a white mob ransacked a prosperous African American neighborhood in Tulsa, Okla., known as Black Wall Street.

Barbara Lee Commemorates Anniversary of George Floyd’s Death

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) commemorated the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death at an event Wednesday hosted by the NAACP Oakland Branch at Youth Uprising in East Oakland. The event featured poetry and dance performances by Oakland youth, and other speakers including California Attorney General Rob Bonta, Mayor Libby Schaaf...
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Rep. Barbara Lee and colleagues introduce bold new poverty resolution: “We are in a state of emergency”

A new resolution in Congress aims to find pathways out of poverty. The pandemic “saw middle income people in food lines…people who have never had to ask the government for anything,” says Rep. Barbara Lee. The ‘Third Reconstruction’ proposal, introduced by Lee, along with Rep. Pramila Jayapal, in collaboration with Rev. Dr. William Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis of the Poor People’s Campaign, has been in the works for a few years, but the need has been exacerbated by COVID-19. “This is a political struggle,” but “where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Announces GOTV (Get out the Vaccine) Campaign in California’s 13th District

Congresswoman Lee will join with local faith-based organizations, community health centers, and other groups to campaign for the East Bay community to get vaccinated. “The Congressional Black Caucus has mounted a national grassroots campaign, which I am proud to bring to my district in the East Bay,” said Congresswoman Lee. “I am asking faith-based organizations, health organizations, my fellow elected officials and everyone else to join us in calling for our community to get vaccinated.

Rep. Barbara Lee Reflects on Pres. Biden’s First 100 Days in Office

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time and said: “Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President. No president has ever said those words from this podium . . . and it’s about time.”. Biden, on his 99th day in office, noted the historic moment...
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The Issue Is: Rep. Barbara Lee and LZ Granderson

LOS ANGELES - America’s longest-ever war is given an end date, slavery reparations move forward in the House, protests for racial justice are reignited, and California’s economy continues to reopen in a major way… it’s been a busy week in politics. To discuss these issues and more, Elex Michaelson is...

Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Barbara Lee by ag safety group

Barbara Lee, Ph.D., director of the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent North American Agricultural Safety Summit. “Put simply, there would be no ASHCA without Barbara Lee,” said Jess McCluer, board chair of ASHCA, and vice...


Barbara Lee White (nee Smith) of Turnersville on Friday, April 9, 2021. Age 81. Mother of Sheri A. Muller and her husband Ernest. Grandmother of Ernest, Staci, and Michael Muller. Great-grandmother of Styles Muller. Sister of Gloria Grandizio and the late Jean Joas. Daughter of the late John Walter & Wilda Mary (nee Anthony) Smith. Predeceased by her ex-husband, Stuart A. White.

Rep. Barbara Lee Welcomes Kamala Harris Back to Oakland for First Time as VP

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) welcomed Vice President Kamala Harris back to her hometown of Oakland on Monday for the first time since taking the office of the vice presidency. Lee greeted Vice President Harris on the tarmac of Oakland International Airport alongside Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) and Lt. Gov. Eleni...
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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Announces FEMA Funeral Assistance Funding

Congresswoman Barbara Lee announced on Wednesday a new development for families seeking assistance with funeral costs for loved ones that have passed away as a result of COVID-19. Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Federal Emergency...