Barbara Lee


Rep. Barbara Lee: The commercialization of Juneteenth by big businesses 'gives me a lot of angst'

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a representative of California’s 13th District since 1998, joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the “tragic mistake” big companies make by commercializing what should be a day of celebration and commemoration. Lee says what we really want is “African American owned small businesses to lift up the commemoration of Juneteenth with their economic development and growth.” June 20, 2022.
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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Holds Press Conference in Alameda

California Congresswoman Barbara Lee held a press conference Friday, June 3, at the Veterans Court Seawall on Bay Farm Island to highlight one of several East Bay projects that will receive Federal funding for upgrades. Notable names in attendance for Lee’s speech included Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, Berkeley Mayor Jesse...

Barbara Lee, obituary

Barbara Lee, aged 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, May 20, 2022. She was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. Her warmth, humor, and kindness will be dearly missed. She loved spending time with friends and family, playing cards, baking, walking, and spending time with her five grandchildren.

Barbara Lee: speaking truth to power

Sat. 5/28 12:00p. Carol Boss speaks with documentary filmmaker, Abby Ginzberg, whose film tells the complex story of beloved California congresswoman Barbara Lee, a steadfast voice for human rights, peace and economic and racial justice. She was the lone vote in opposition to the broad authorization of military force following the September 11th attacks. In 2001, she issued a strident warning in the House of Representatives: “Let us not become the evil we deplore.” They also talk about the many challenges Barbara Lee faced early in her life and how the poverty, racism, and domestic violence she witnessed formed her deep convictions.

Rep. Barbara Lee uses own experience as fuel for Roe fight

WASHINGTON — With the Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade in the coming weeks, women across the country have been protesting and calling for the court and lawmakers to act to protect the right to an abortion. But for one California lawmaker, this fight is personal. “I...

Rep. Barbara Lee on the civic engagement needed to safeguard abortion rights and personal liberties

“This is a moment where we have to fight. We have to engage in political action,” says Rep. Barbara Lee of California, in light of the very real possibility that the Supreme Court is set to overturn Roe v. Wade. She reflect on her own pre-Roe abortion experience and tells Ali Velshi that Americans have to organized and be engaged because it’s a “slippery slope” from overturning abortion rights to taking away other personal liberties.May 8, 2022.

Barbara Lee (Hensley) Rollins (July 21, 1929 - April 28, 2022)

Barbara Lee (Hensley) Rollins, age 92, of Crocker, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at her home. She was born in Iberia on July 21, 1929, daughter of the late Arkley Owen and Belle (Clark) Hensley. On September 29, 1952, in Arkansas, Barbara was united in marriage to Alvin Myrl Rollins, who survives at their home.