We thank the Congresswoman for her outstanding work as a representative of the 99% and the PDA progressive agenda.
Barbara Lee has proven to be an effective leader within the United States Congress, championing legislation to fight poverty, eradicate HIV/AIDS, and bring universal healthcare to uninsured Americans. Congresswoman Lee received worldwide attention for casting the only vote in opposition to granting President George W. Bush authority to use start military actions – anywhere – in the wake of the tragedy on September 11, 2001.
In 2008, she was elected Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and also co-founded the Congressional Out of Poverty Caucus. Barbara is also a member and former Co-Chair of the Progressive Caucus.