Trump has declared a national emergency to steal taxpayer dollars from essential government programs to fund his ridiculous border wall. It’s outrageous and I promise you — we’re going to put up a fight. https://t.co/C9NdTp9z1Q— Barbara Lee (@BLeeForCongress) February 15, 2019
Using Technology to Deepen Democracy, Using Democracy to Ensure Technology Benefits Us All
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Dolores Huerta, the iconic labor and civil rights leader who co-founded what became the United Farm Workers, is endorsing Sen. Kamala Harris for president... Huerta, who started the National Farmworkers Association alongside the late Cesar Chavez, is also signing onto Harris’ campaign as a California co-chair, joining Rep. Barbara Lee, a former Congressional Black Caucus chair, who endorsed Harris on Wednesday.Gosh, Kamala Harris really is lining up some significant early endorsements. This suggests organizational strengths that will matter mightily soon enough. I also understand that since her campaign rollout she has been polling third behind the male pale stale Biden and Bernie (who have obvious name-recognition advantages this early out -- a billion billion local goddesses, I beg you, please, prevent their nomination!) while, interestingly, neither Elizabeth Warren nor Kirsten Gillibrand seems to have moved the needle much with their own rollouts. We'll see what, if anything, that portends. Harris is shaping up to be the frontrunner as far as I can see. That worries and encourages me in about equal measure, to be honest, and memories of HRC remain, to say the least, raw as a sawblade. As I said when I read Barbara Lee's endorsement, I'm intrigued by Harris's professionalism early out but not yet ready to commit to any of the candidates myself. I still like Warren and Brown quite well, I find Booker more than usually charismatic whatever my quibbles with him, and Beto is a real question mark for me and I am quite open to hearing his answers. Yeah, I'd hold my nose and vote for Biden or Bernie if it came, somehow, unaccountably, to that truly yucky eventuality.
Friday, February 15, 2019
I am thrilled to endorse @kamalaharris for our next President of these United States. She has dedicated her life to the pursuit of equality, fairness, and dignity for all. I know Kamala will be a president truly of the people, by the people, and for the people. pic.twitter.com/HSPjr5N0Yo— Barbara Lee (@BLeeForCongress) February 15, 2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Climate change is an existential threat to our planet. It’s threatening the future of our children and grandchildren and we owe it to the next generation to tackle this issue head on. We must commit to reversing the effects of climate change by passing the #GreenNewDeal.— Barbara Lee (@BLeeForCongress) February 14, 2019
Call me crazy, but I think it’s reasonable enough to believe that the minimum wage should be a living wage. We must #FightFor15 and raise millions of families out of poverty.— Barbara Lee (@BLeeForCongress) February 14, 2019
Another twofer, since I'll always post her Green New Deal promotions, whatever else I boost.
“I challenge McConnell to say that climate change is real, that it’s caused by humans, and that Congress needs to act ... since McConnell became Majority Leader, there has not been a single GOP bill to meaningfully reduce carbon emissions on the floor of the Senate."— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) February 14, 2019
Republicans are smacking their lips at the prospect of getting Democrats on the record that they actually don't want to destroy the planet because Republicans are apparently as suicidal as they are genocidal.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
We're working hard to get— Barbara Lee (@BLeeForCongress) February 13, 2019
❌ dark money
❌ special interests
❌ backroom deals
out of our politics for good. The #ForThePeople Act would work to end government corruption and put power back in the hands of the people, where it belongs.
Yesterday, @brianschatz and I introduced The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act to provide protection for veterans and their doctors in using medical marijuana where it’s legal. It's past time we acknowledged the benefits of marijuana to help our struggling veterans heal.— Barbara Lee (@BLeeForCongress) February 13, 2019
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
In California, African American and Hispanic residents breathe 40% more air pollution than their white neighbors. Tackling climate change isn't just an environmental issue -- it's a racial justice one. I'm proud to be a co-sponsor of the #GreenNewDeal. https://t.co/t60eYoKK9N— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) February 11, 2019