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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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I'm fired up at tonight's #DemDebate! The American people are hungry for change and with your help, we're going to… https://t.co/JEKNfJ9g0n
2/26
2020
I’ll be in South Carolina for tonight’s Democratic presidential debate! Make sure you join me by tuning in to CBS at 5PM PST/8PM ET.Slavery is a stain on our nation's history. For centuries, African Americans were unpaid for their labor and unable… https://t.co/UgdZhqThuUAlarm bells should be ringing. It’s time we act on climate change — now. https://t.co/CWPBSlFAvOCalifornia: today is the LAST day to request a mail-in ballot before the primary election on March 3rd! Get yours n… https://t.co/MsAMczywzUIt seems like every day a new report comes out detailing the catastrophic consequences of the climate crisis. When… https://t.co/77bGMhklCdKatherine Johnson’s incredible work will forever leave a mark on our nation’s history. She’s a true inspiration and… https://t.co/Z14HwIlPiH
2/25
2020
When our country only works for the top 1% and special interests are allowed to buy influence in our government — i… https://t.co/ntNmjlkLeIThe Trump administration needs to be held accountable for their abusive anti-immigrant behavior. We cannot allow th… https://t.co/FDKVUHHRHuThe Trump budget is downright dangerous for our communities. We need to take serious action on climate change immed… https://t.co/zDYCUjqfehAbortion bans are not based in science and are overwhelmingly unpopular. As co-chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus, you… https://t.co/QgaJz4Ces7
2/24
2020
Hundreds of thousands have been displaced, injured, or have died. We cannot look away from this horrible humanitari… https://t.co/6v8QJ0u99P @RobinLynneKelly @LisaBRochester Rep. @BLeeForCongress registered to vote for the first time as a college student a… https://t.co/mEhQVZkrKl
Retweeted by Barbara LeeWe are failing our children. Future generations are counting on us to make the world a better place for them — that… https://t.co/i6gv2IbcYa
2/23
2020
Young people, always remember that you have the power to change this country if you show up to vote. Don’t underestimate yourselves.Russia interfered in our 2016 elections. Everyone — both Republicans and Democrats — must speak out against an atte… https://t.co/7XCJd4PcNIThe fact that people are forced to live on the streets is an ultimate failure of our country. I’m proud to stand by… https://t.co/zILWgggo5QWe already have the tools to treat HIV and achieve an AIDs-free generation. But stereotypes, discrimination, and la… https://t.co/LLXmheWaqa
2/22
2020
Poverty is having to make tough, basic choices that most people take for granted. Do I buy diapers or dinner? How f… https://t.co/HlCu9ehtGmJust cast my ballot to continue representing California's 13th District. What an honor! Early voting has started —… https://t.co/b9AWPpn85LAs we celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth, Thurgood Marshall’s words seem more poignant than ever, “We must dissent from t… https://t.co/cONjN82hU7Trump is trying to attack California’s critical ecosystems, deplete our natural resources, and harm our environment… https://t.co/bPCqo6JM4YI can’t believe this still needs to be said in 2020, but everyone deserves access to safe, affordable, and comprehe… https://t.co/okLIg0rhaTWe don’t talk about diaper need enough. Nearly one-third of parents cannot afford regular baby diapers. My… https://t.co/EszAmpAbbbGwen Ifill was a trailblazer for women of color in journalism. She was the first African American woman to moderate… https://t.co/VpckaFu53F
2/21
2020
Act on climate change. Act on climate change. Act on climate change. Act on climate change. Act on climate change.Militarizing our communities, targeting sanctuary cities, and terrifying families does not make our country safer.… https://t.co/acnXSNUEwJChildren. The Trump administration wants to take away school lunches from hundreds of thousands of children. Trum… https://t.co/4wWROVBcI9You deserve free health care.Former First Lady, Michelle Obama, has shown young women of color that they can be anything they want — from leader… https://t.co/LrTEYZmmOv
2/20
2020
On this day in 1942, the U.S. government authorized the internment of over 110,000 Japanese Americans. Today, Trum… https://t.co/mwnzWSr87qDemocrats are doing everything we can to eliminate poverty and expand assistance programs, while Trump is threateni… https://t.co/bLvMU3wTjHTrump wants billions of dollars for an ineffective border wall in his new budget. Here are better uses of those tax… https://t.co/yysOYb2ezOThanks Alameda Democratic Central Committee for inviting us to your third annual Crab Feed on Sunday! Team Barbara… https://t.co/jDT1Rs24TxDuring #BlackHistoryMonth, let's remind ourselves that the suffragette movement largely benefitted only white women… https://t.co/hmN4VhoB2R
2/19
2020
Homelessness has risen for the third consecutive year. That’s unacceptable. We must get serious about tackling our… https://t.co/12gm9S1c87Trump is, once again, stealing funds from the military to pay for his ego-project of a border wall. It’s outrageous… https://t.co/E9PuTrr5i2Are you registered to vote? Today is the last day before the primary! 1️⃣ Head over to https://t.co/E7dLw0Do8t 2️⃣ Sign up 3️⃣ Vote!Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote before the primary! Get registered now at https://t.co/E7dLw0Do8t
2/18
2020
Happy #PresidentsDay! Let’s reflect on all the leaders who moved America toward a more just and equal society, whil… https://t.co/cdog5tH9MlStates all across the country are fed up with Trump’s dangerous agenda targeting the most vulnerable Americans. Let… https://t.co/EZ9xZHUG54There are only 3️⃣ days left to register to vote! Make sure you and your friends get registered at: https://t.co/Dkxr35hvbc
2/17
2020
The #TrumpBudget would make it harder for students to attend college, start a family, buy a home, or make a living.… https://t.co/FXIfEX6xYpTuesday is the LAST day to register to vote before the primaries! Register online right now at: https://t.co/Dkxr35hvbcThis fight is personal for me. As a single mother who relied on food stamps to help feed my boys, I can’t overstate… https://t.co/lp4rdb4vxE
2/16
2020
STOP: Criminalizing homelessness START: Increasing affordable housing, raising the minimum wage, and expanding assi… https://t.co/XqXTgtd7a8It’s been two years since the shooting at Parkland. Gun violence is an American epidemic and Congress needs to do m… https://t.co/lojCMrZQBhJust weeks after the House passed my bill to repeal the 2002 Iraq AUMF, the Senate passed a War Powers Resolution t… https://t.co/HptMkaHQP6
2/15
2020
Hi all, I’m Clyde (Barbara’s new husband) popping on here to say hi! And to wish a very Happy Valentine’s Day to th… https://t.co/1q9lA2j5OrTwo years ago today, Parkland suffered a tragedy no community should ever have to experience. 17 people died in a h… https://t.co/SAYpLTQ9hXPoverty is the single greatest threat to children’s well-being. We must make ending poverty a national priority.
2/14
2020
Trump’s budget would be disastrous for students. Here’s why: ❌$6 billion cut from federal student loan programs in… https://t.co/c3zjVUocREThis isn’t “overzealous.” This is institutionalized racism and xenophobia within our immigration system. Detaining… https://t.co/A1YRSenLT1The Trump campaign is planning to spend $1 billion on what could be the most extensive disinformation campaign in U… https://t.co/GhwnsfXDelProud to stand by Governor @GavinNewsom as he continues to make progress for California — no matter what Trump thro… https://t.co/uggYv6R4GnTrump’s budget would slash billions of dollars from crucial safety net programs, hurting families all across the co… https://t.co/jyOHRSvyLO
2/13
2020
Trump is robbing low-income families while his wealthy friends make out like bandits. It’s absolutely ridiculous an… https://t.co/EEetcTeJW4Harriet Tubman risked her life to lead hundreds of enslaved African Americans to freedom as a conductor of the Unde… https://t.co/YaiIn0P1K5
2/12
2020
🚨🚨🚨 Food is a basic human right but the #TrumpBudget would cut $182 billion from SNAP, jeopardizing families across the country.A budget represents someone’s values. And it’s clear the #TrumpBudget is pushing a xenophobic, anti-immigrant, dang… https://t.co/B3hgaGxulYAsian American and Pacific Islander women have to work this far into the year to earn the same amount that white me… https://t.co/kYuxzKLVBATrump is exacerbating climate change and destroying our public lands. We cannot allow ourselves to become complacen… https://t.co/nAaMhNsPIa
2/11
2020
In this country you are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. But nearly half a million people are sitting… https://t.co/utuFiKuptiWe cannot let ourselves forget Black Wall Street. This self-sufficient African-American neighborhood in Tulsa, Okl… https://t.co/3TYX0rPRvyWhile Democrats want to uplift democracy and expand voter access, Republicans are actively trying to keep low-incom… https://t.co/q1Pt3XXOP9Thousands of people across the country experience homelessness in rural areas, but their stories often get ignored.… https://t.co/UP0tlu9PxhAfrican American history is American history. https://t.co/IZBULw3d3MIf companies can afford to pay their CEOs tens of millions of dollars, they can afford to raise wages for their employees.
2/10
2020
Trump is doing everything he can to kick 700,000 people off of food stamps. It’s cruelty for cruelty’s sake. https://t.co/h72qVKsCsUWe have a long way to go to close the racial wealth gap in this country. But stories like Markus’ give me hope. I w… https://t.co/J6s6pmmL5cThe increase in students experiencing homelessness is extremely alarming. This is completely unacceptable, especial… https://t.co/T4dq95XK60"You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still,… https://t.co/JSf32jRtTjThere is nothing more fundamentally American than fighting for your rights. We must protect workers’ rights to orga… https://t.co/yVrgaVuBek
2/9
2020
🗣️ The 2001 AUMF gives presidents blank checks for endless war. It’s got to go.2 in 5 Americans can’t afford a $400 emergency. A parking ticket, medical bill, or home repair could leave someone… https://t.co/hgXwRaM1HXStudent homelessness has more than doubled in 15 years due to racial wealth gaps, low minimum wages, affordable hou… https://t.co/ITwd2EXIp5The Trump administration’s anti-immigration policies are killing people. We should all be ashamed. https://t.co/p30juyffMvToday is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects communities of color and if we’… https://t.co/KwHSrW15tA
2/8
2020
Too many families have to choose between paying the bills or putting food on the table. Instead of helping to expan… https://t.co/Q55ZmG2dN8“We won’t die from old age, we’ll die from climate change.” “Why should I study for a future I won’t have?” “Why s… https://t.co/L0lq2ywy7wIf Trump really cared about communities of color, he would uplift policies like affordable housing, a living wage,… https://t.co/VjGrBPAuD9This is long overdue and sadly, still out of reach for many members of the LGBTQ community. It’s time we stop crimi… https://t.co/iWDi1pqyhe
2/7
2020
Affordable housing. A living wage. Food on the table. Make no mistake: these are basic human rights.FACT CHECK: Trump is attacking poor people — not poverty. His policies have ripped families off of welfare, denied… https://t.co/6fMLU9qf4AIn the richest nation on Earth, no child should be left without a home — but the number of homeless students is dra… https://t.co/nRRcnuZzvHYesterday, Senate Republicans proved that they’re too weak to stand up for what’s right. Let’s make sure they’re out of a job come November.In the face of Trump and a dysfunctional Republican party, we can and must elect Democrats up and down the ballot.… https://t.co/CITdFdTWTGToday would have been Trayvon Martin’s 25th birthday. My prayers are with his family, but actions are just as impor… https://t.co/4NGrtjtYz4
2/6
2020
The Republican-led Senate just acquitted Trump of all impeachment charges. It’s clear Trump abused his office for… https://t.co/EDfgHcAYIl1 in 3 college students don’t have enough to eat. That’s unacceptable. We must make food on college campuses more… https://t.co/bHT1cvHPvVAfrican Americans make up 13% of the nation’s population but account for 52% of our homeless population. We must m… https://t.co/OaVLnyaGDELast night, we heard Trump try to paint a positive picture of his presidency. Sadly, nothing could be further from… https://t.co/ScpNOrhlpsThe *real* #SOTU: GOP: ❌Blocks common-sense gun reform ❌Gives tax cuts to the wealthy ❌Tries to sabotage health ca… https://t.co/UaAkwvyhsLToday, on Rosa Parks’s birthday, we honor this civil rights leader's incredible fight for justice. Everyday, I’m gr… https://t.co/TQLmPCYzGR
2/5
2020
Before Trump delivers his version of the state of our union, I need to know what you think the state of our union r… https://t.co/RK5wCyXVDiA bus is so much more than a bus. It’s a lifeline for a single mom living in the only community she can afford whi… https://t.co/daCPqDDzOOYesterday, two women died in a college shooting in Texas. My heart is breaking for the victims and their families.… https://t.co/aQBzo9dUJXThe path to homelessness can be as simple as a large medical bill forcing someone to get behind on rent payments.… https://t.co/XPuL8alBhuWhile the world watches the #IACaucus, some voters in California are already casting their 2020 primary ballots. He… https://t.co/evteVuRAWD
2/4
2020
Tomorrow, Trump will deliver his SOTU. He’ll say our economy is great (it’s not), our country is strong (we’re on t… https://t.co/gdlgkmxYqU
2/3
2020

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