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Thanks to voters, Barbara Lee represents CA's new 13th Congressional District. This is her campaign account.

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Joined Twitter 11/17/11


There’s never been a more important time to confront our nation’s history of systemic racism. It’s past time to br… https://t.co/6BYIcB9ElsOur asylum seekers have been held in ICE detention for over 300 days without any possibility of release only to be… https://t.co/9skb7nAEgbThe MORE Act is critical for ending the failed War on Drugs. The public deserves a vote on the MORE Act and we wi… https://t.co/9IZMKa01r2
9/18
2020
Our young people are drowning in student debt, facing an economic & public health crisis, and calling for progressi… https://t.co/SrwRRizIxHWe must center communities of color in the fight for climate justice.Child care should be free for every parent. Millions of families are out of child care options due to COVID and d… https://t.co/h56n6TR4gaBlack and Brown people continue to die at higher rates from COVID. It's clear we’re not doing enough to address the… https://t.co/Vkob31sMhnAmerica’s public schools are more segregated today than at any time since the 1960s. That’s why I am proud the Hou… https://t.co/0W6mdQzAsY
9/17
2020
Stay woke. Register to vote.Justice delayed is not acceptable. The cops who murdered Breonna Taylor should be arrested, indicted, and held ac… https://t.co/1a3Qqfy9stClimate justice is a racial justice issue. Poor air quality can lead to higher rates of depression and negative hea… https://t.co/zWYR3t7PFIICE agents have no place performing hysterectomies on immigrants without their consent. This brings back some of th… https://t.co/VanI3c6vYc"Please continue to say her name," — Tamika Palmer, mother of Breonna Taylor. If people never raised their voices,… https://t.co/zrKXOZJUOwNo one should go hungry, homeless, or without health care in a modern country.
9/16
2020
Health care is a human right — pandemic or not.The science is clear: it’s not getting cooler. August was the hottest month on record in California, and it’s only… https://t.co/hZ7aCwJKWZCalifornia Community Foundation staff are working around the clock to provide long-term recovery and immediate disa… https://t.co/eI0N1AbKXYThis decision paves the way for Trump to terminate the TPS program, putting nearly 300,000 immigrants at risk of de… https://t.co/h4KKfK0Nat
9/15
2020
Our youth have made it clear: we cannot wait any longer to save our planet. If we’re going to build a sustainable f… https://t.co/7BqPLvjX6nGlobal hunger is rising under the coronavirus with food insecurity in the developing world expected to double this… https://t.co/gklcMLQtVq420-1. On this day in 2001, I was the only member of Congress to vote no on the Authorization for Use of Military… https://t.co/cBSpo9eKfpOutrageous. Trump believes he’s entitled to change the constitution so he can negotiate a third term for the presid… https://t.co/2f8el338yuCongratulations, @naomiosaka for winning your 2nd US Open title, and thank you for bringing attention to the Black… https://t.co/Mi1BVhy2rUNo, the wildfires we see happening are not caused by poor forest management — it’s the climate crisis. This level o… https://t.co/xKCBXHM1Uy
9/14
2020
Have you filled out your census yet? #Census2020Income inequality is getting worse. The racial wealth gap is widening. And the social safety net is crumbling. We… https://t.co/SEidXDo9g0Climate change is real. The climate crisis is here. And we need climate justice NOW.Our communities are deeply hurting and need resources to recover from the wildfires in California. If you can chip… https://t.co/XlO1O4j21zTrump lied to the American people & played down the threat of COVID publicly. As a result, nearly 192,000 Americans… https://t.co/ozrN7foJlzRepeat after me: Climate justice is a racial justice issue.As climate change continues to displace millions of Americans, we must invest in housing as a human right. No one… https://t.co/sA8ZUQF2NQThousands of Bay Area families are being displaced from their homes due to the emergency evacuations in California.… https://t.co/Q6JkSAYHXA
9/13
2020
Systemic racism is embedded in our nation’s laws, institutions, and leadership in every industry. We have a long wa… https://t.co/fPDvg7Wiig
9/12
2020
Today, we will never forget the victims we lost on 9/11 and the strength of our nation during a moment of crisis. I… https://t.co/nDbONKt7lU
9/11
2020
Our firefighters are risking their lives to protect our communities from these wildfires. Many of them are formerly… https://t.co/nrDnwfRKIYThis is not a drill. The climate crisis is here, and it is devastating our communities right now. We cannot allow t… https://t.co/VdsfVYgxUUBay Area folks! California Community Foundation staff are fighting on the ground to provide long-term recovery & im… https://t.co/gUWv0LZakeThank you for joining us, @EdMarkey. Happy to have you on board! https://t.co/rwhN9gG6opI’ve never seen anything like this before. My heart is with every single person affected by these dangerous wildfir… https://t.co/jkr2p6EULy
9/10
2020
Say her name. Breonna Taylor.Mask up and make sure you register to vote.We’ve got to break the mold because this is a matter of life and death. Local organizations must be on the front li… https://t.co/LjRybbaIi0Daniel Prude did not have to die this way. Our criminal justice system is failing Black and brown communities. Un… https://t.co/a5wdixovadOur communities are being devastated by the pandemic, yet the only thing Mitch McConnell can offer is a ‘slimmed-do… https://t.co/AVbHAmkejPNearly half of Americans reported they’re falling behind on rent & utility bills due to job loss, reduced hours, de… https://t.co/EWtjBWqHCf
9/9
2020
Essential workers deserve a living wage.Happy Tuesday! Cancel student loan debt.Black women are experiencing the heavy burden of economic pressure, systemic racism, & the psychological stress of… https://t.co/oDavgBRs5AOur bill would formally call systemic racism what it is — a public health crisis. We know COVID hits communities… https://t.co/goHoqe2cV2Nearly one out of 8 households do not have enough to eat. Millions of Americans are experiencing food insecurity, e… https://t.co/QklEKg9woE
9/8
2020
We need a universal minimum wage of $15. Anything less is not enough to make ends meet. This Labor Day and beyond,… https://t.co/MKG2yMtH80While our country is navigating this health crisis, its health care workers, postal workers, teachers, grocery stor… https://t.co/wpNzHC7GC2Happy Labor Day! Though today is a day of celebration and rest we must remember that our work is not done until our… https://t.co/tv6wa28OY6
9/7
2020
Our country’s cannabis laws have devastated communities of color. They’re wrong, discriminatory, and out of touch.… https://t.co/5rkxDaKdDVSystematic racism is a public health crisis. We need the Anti-Racism in Public Health Act.If Trump is so concerned about voter fraud, maybe he should take a look in the mirror. This is not only despicable… https://t.co/FbtDke5OpMAre you wearing your mask today?
9/6
2020
The most consequential election of our lifetimes is in less than two months. Do you have a plan to vote? Tell me in the comments! ⬇️The president’s lack of leadership will once again put millions of Americans’ lives in danger. It’s never been more… https://t.co/xnnRrr2JCCWhile the GOP is busy taking a vacation, millions of Americans are struggling to provide for their families and fac… https://t.co/ZYmpzhnREQ
9/5
2020
Racism infects every system in the U.S. In our health care system, racial inequality is a matter of life & death —… https://t.co/70OkNoAppHAbsolutely disgusting. Our veterans and troops have risked their lives by doing everything they were asked to do. T… https://t.co/dDNfiotdX4Teachers should not have to pay for masks or PPE let alone their students’ school supplies.
9/4
2020
Say it louder. Black Lives Matter.This reckless decision will slow down our nation’s recovery and put more Americans at risk. Shameful. https://t.co/0yL9VSKgCnOver 200,000 Georgia voters were wrongfully removed from the state’s voter rolls. This form of voter suppression… https://t.co/bDzRduiIMgIn 2016, there wasn't a single question on climate change in any of the presidential debates. This can't happen aga… https://t.co/u0a8ZM08eF
9/3
2020
It’s simple — people shouldn’t have to worry about surprise medical bills when they go to the doctor. We must pass Medicare for All.Every American deserves a safety net including housing, health care, and education.No one should have to choose between exercising their right to vote or their health during this pandemic. We must f… https://t.co/VxyJvqINEcI am excited to see the California Assembly move forward with creating a task force to study reparations for slaver… https://t.co/Tt1nVQdYi7
9/2
2020
Food insecurity is at an all-time high. It’s past time to expand SNAP for our families once and for all.The racist War on Drugs is a failed experiment that has devastated communities of color. It’s time to change thes… https://t.co/aCh6FSrCrdThis legislation is critical for criminal justice reform. The MORE Act would erase criminal records for marijuana c… https://t.co/YwMKyWLPaFRent is due today with no eviction moratorium in place to protect renters. Nearly 40 million Americans are at risk… https://t.co/eqY6PuyUoo
9/1
2020
No one is above the law. Those who are sworn to protect the public should be accountable to the communities they se… https://t.co/nr31Jwry6ZIf we can afford to spend trillions of dollars on military weapons and endless wars, we can afford to end childhood poverty. Period.No one should have to travel to another country so they can afford their medicine. https://t.co/RbchufPWJbBreonna Taylor’s life mattered. She was the first in her family to graduate high school and wanted to be the one to… https://t.co/VvVpsg09K2Reproductive justice is a racial justice issue. Low-income women & women of color have fewer choices and limited ac… https://t.co/3bLeX31oL0
8/31
2020
"What we need is change and we're at a point where we can get that change. But we have to stand together. We have t… https://t.co/kE1uQvlLbu"I want you guys to ask yourself right now. How would the history books remember you? What would be your legacy? Wi… https://t.co/YMPqg182Kn“There are two systems of justice in the United States. There’s a white system and there’s a Black system. The Blac… https://t.co/RSMYt7Gu7K"I carry a very broken heart but also a grateful heart that God chose my son to be a part of this historic movement… https://t.co/PFfBmGMMGK
8/30
2020
"Dad would be very proud that people are coming together to stand up against injustice. But certainly (he would be)… https://t.co/rpF2eOEkzZ"We have to do it together, for our generations to come... My brother cannot be a voice today. We have to be that v… https://t.co/e1tTcfcFmM“Even though we're going through a crisis, even though it looks dark, I want you to be encouraged. Don't stop sayin… https://t.co/xtWFfyto75Rest assured, women of color continue to lead the movement and get things done. https://t.co/6Rrv9lYFk6👇 👇 Check out @AttorneyCrump's powerful interview with @KamalaHarris where they discuss turning pain into true poli… https://t.co/3qG3jqqoiPI am devastated by the loss of Chadwick Boseman. He was truly an inspiration to many and a reminder that we are the… https://t.co/xSGcHKIceC
8/29
2020
🔴➡️🔵 Join me in supporting my friend, @VoteJackie4NY! Jackie can flip #NY02 from #RedtoBlue, but she needs the reso… https://t.co/s95Nv6olD1It was an honor to join Landis Graden and @aimeeallison in conversation about organizing and creating space for wo… https://t.co/UF3xvIkKtiJoin me and Elihu Harris as we honor the life of my dear friend and hero John Lewis with several special guests thi… https://t.co/rPh1HgwK7t
8/28
2020
Tell the truth, @VP Mike Pence. David Patrick Underwood was shot by a right-wing extremist in Oakland, not anti-racist protesters.Tonight, the Virtual March on Washington will bring forward a bold National Black agenda. If you are ready to join… https://t.co/odrLhbAH3qCall it what it is: white nationalists can get away with murder while Black teenagers like Trayvon Martin are murde… https://t.co/yBC4uocDkqSolidarity with every NBA player who is taking a stand against police brutality and racial injustice. We are standi… https://t.co/DpD8Sh0lyhMy heart is with every person affected by Hurricane Laura as it moves through Louisiana. Stay safe and look out for… https://t.co/gAEYqaaXOhEven as our entire country struggles to reckon with centuries of police violence against Black people, it happens a… https://t.co/9Xvaefq0iAThe Trump Administration claims to show up for Americans everywhere, yet refuse to acknowledge: ❌… https://t.co/Mg5hXRUzZJ
8/27
2020

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