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Rep. Barbara Lee @RepBarbaraLee Washington, DC and Oakland, CA

Progressive Democrat representing the #EastBay. Promoting justice for all, peace, & human rights. @ProChoiceCaucus Co-Chair. Proud member of the #resistance.

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Monday at noon, Sept 21 If 2020 has taught America anything, it’s that we have never truly addressed racism. Tune… https://t.co/7FxcKhylVk
Retweeted by Rep. Barbara LeeEverything Americans value is at stake in this vacancy. Health care, protections for pre-existing conditions, choi… https://t.co/pxGMDXIsxn
9/21
2020
As Justice Ginsburg said, “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women ar… https://t.co/Z76WoCqdWd
9/20
2020
We must honor Justice Ginsburg’s last wish and let the people decide.I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a true champion for gender equality and rel… https://t.co/YjiEaSCbEr
9/19
2020
To all those celebrating #RoshHashanah in our district and around the world, Shana Tovah! Wishing you a happy, sweet and healthy new year.Black voters have and continue to be a powerful force for systemic change and progress in our country. This is th… https://t.co/a23FK9hgFN19 years ago, the 2001 AUMF was signed into law, leading to unspeakable violence & wasteful spending. It’s past… https://t.co/Xzz9eS8gUE
9/18
2020
Trump is interested in teaching white supremacy in our schools, not patriotism.   1619 project explains that U.S. h… https://t.co/8yo1G2wCh1This #ConstitutionDay, I’m calling on Attorney General Barr to stop his blatant attacks on protesters & the First A… https://t.co/wS5wnvLbmvFighting racism and discrimination makes our Democracy stronger. #ForThePeople https://t.co/AtYs4CaMx3My #HRes908 condemning anti-Asian sentiment related to #COVID19 just passed the House. 🙌 We reject racism. Thankf… https://t.co/tqZLYNUcNy
Retweeted by Rep. Barbara LeeForced sterilization has long been a tool of white supremacy used to oppress Black and Brown women in our country.… https://t.co/F3KiIb3C4VLet me be clear: hate speech does lead to violence and discrimination. That’s the truth. https://t.co/VjllKwCMVE
9/17
2020
Nurse Dawn Wooten alleges mass hysterectomies performed at Ga. ICE facility: “I had several detained women on numer… https://t.co/Zbfu9C3V1t
Retweeted by Rep. Barbara LeeSystemic racism is at the root of many crises we’re facing, such as police brutality, mass incarceration, & the dis… https://t.co/jaJONkDQJX
Retweeted by Rep. Barbara LeeIt’s well past time for Congress to take action to dismantle systemic racism and the policies that uphold deep ineq… https://t.co/INZxwL1sUC
Retweeted by Rep. Barbara LeeSharing this memory with my mentor Shirley Chisholm in honor of the @HouseJudiciary Committee advancing the CROWN A… https://t.co/CWTwmilOADCOVID-19 has made inequality and racial health care disparities impossible to ignore. We need systemic change and a… https://t.co/IIrtrliMhD
Retweeted by Rep. Barbara LeeIn order to address oppression and racial injustice, we must understand its history. We need @RepBarbaraLee’s pro… https://t.co/CqKhWtrx2V
Retweeted by Rep. Barbara LeeSystemic racism is at the heart of our current crises in racial health disparities, economic inequality & police vi… https://t.co/fHSwi0MCYEIn order to address oppression and racial injustice, we must understand its history. We need a truth, racial healin… https://t.co/fF8SSDAv5w
Retweeted by Rep. Barbara LeeWe are demanding an urgent and full investigation into these horrific accounts of unnecessary medical procedures—in… https://t.co/2zpvoMEmGFSystemic racism and police violence are public health crises. I'm working with @SenWarren and @RepPressley to dec… https://t.co/pJ4XWT0u4AIt's been 66 years since the Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. Our public schools are more seg… https://t.co/L73LhvgKLL
9/16
2020
The whistleblower complaint about forced sterilization at ICE facilities must be investigated. Cruel and inhumane t… https://t.co/5K9ne1tGrjBART's Transbay Corridor Core Capacity Program earns billion dollar federal grant to help hundreds of thousands of… https://t.co/MKa4wDV8p0
Retweeted by Rep. Barbara Lee
9/15
2020
19 years of endless war and trillions of dollars later, we are not any safer. It’s past time to repeal the AUMFS. https://t.co/0PjehKoI8nTrump doesn't believe in climate change & he's ending climate protections while our state burns. Outrageous. https://t.co/5KIxw07YHX.@HouseDemocrats passed the #HeroesAct 122 days ago. It's long past time for the Senate to do the same. @SenateGOPhttps://t.co/HPzz6zJxjA
Retweeted by Rep. Barbara Lee19 years ago today, I cast my lone vote against endless war. What I said then still holds true today: “As we act,… https://t.co/Ktv98kvHun
9/14
2020
Let’s be clear: our state is on FIRE and Trump continues to roll back laws to protect our environment. This is th… https://t.co/bF8SwFyJ3uWe're one of the wealthiest countries in the world. No child should go to bed hungry, no family should be without… https://t.co/sSQkAyuQAG
9/13
2020
It is severely unjust to expect incarcerated individuals to risk their lives to protect our community from dangerou… https://t.co/JWng8ZdFJZTrump’s lies and cover ups are killing Americans. #Trumpknew https://t.co/aMFhbRVPpa
9/12
2020
Without a bold plan to tackle climate change, the fires and destruction will only continue and worsen. This can’t… https://t.co/Rt5bqoVcwrMy heart is with the families of the lives lost in the attacks on September 11th & the first responders who risked… https://t.co/b6f4SzfqTH🏫🍎 "There should not be hunger in America," @RepBarbaraLee told KCBS Radio's @mattbigler740. Find out how the Eas… https://t.co/pYNnMdYWl7
Retweeted by Rep. Barbara LeeThank you @RepPressley for being my sister in the fight for justice. Also, I think you dropped this 👑 https://t.co/tx6CKmot7J
9/11
2020
You’ve been on vacation for a month with no urgency to give a penny to struggling families. People deserve real r… https://t.co/ZdOpVBf6YeTrump cares more about defending Putin and white supremacists than protecting the American people. This must be sto… https://t.co/Iua7IacBZSSystemic racism is a public health crisis, and the first step towards ending it is to invest in policies and resear… https://t.co/PtLlN9OXh3
Retweeted by Rep. Barbara LeeWe are in the midst of a climate disaster. This isn't just California, this is a global crisis and we need action n… https://t.co/we0G7GdzjQTrump's lies have become so common we've almost come to expect it. But this can't be forgotten—hundreds of thousand… https://t.co/o6hgfiFclMWe cannot change 400 year old systems of oppression without a fight. It's absolutely crucial that we remain engage… https://t.co/KKLvN5OjLO
9/10
2020
It's time for anti-choice Senators to go. https://t.co/uwuPIcHRyW“You just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed.” “This is deadly stuff.” Trump knew this would happen, ye… https://t.co/pjrKQuCqKgRead more here: https://t.co/vp4ahIUnvgWe must provide resources for low income & communities of color to conduct life-saving services to combat COVID-19.… https://t.co/Ohp2rD51SYPoor air quality over Alameda County today. Heavy smoke and falling ash are coming from several #californiafires fr… https://t.co/KnGOtiVEK8
Retweeted by Rep. Barbara LeeThe East Bay sky this morning is like nothing we have ever seen. This is the border of Oakland & Emeryville at 8 a.… https://t.co/adRMTB1WKiThe Attorney General of the United States is the people’s lawyer, not Trump’s personal lawyer. https://t.co/cnuvQ9spcsAs I’ve said, Postmaster DeJoy has shown that he is unfit to serve the American people. He must resign. https://t.co/djRvb7mpPS
9/9
2020
Police violence, racism, and racial health care disparities are national crises. It’s time we treated finding the… https://t.co/T4x2lHDwnDMitch McConnell came back from a long vacation and is back at work denying $600 weekly unemployment benefits for mi… https://t.co/Xvm0Ar34rGSystemic racism cannot be reversed without an acknowledgement that it exists. The American people deserve an admi… https://t.co/Kz34CbBwhH
9/8
2020
This #LaborDay, let’s honor American workers by continuing to fight for a livable wage and safe working conditions.Racism is an issue of public health. Addressing the racial disparities in health care and the trauma caused by poli… https://t.co/8BiekxFfP3
9/7
2020
Be sure to wear a mask this Labor Day weekend and stay safe!This is critical: the Census will determine funding for our communities for years to come. Everyone must be counted… https://t.co/7PWZufrAZ8Reminder: it's been 114 days and Mitch McConnell refuses to extend $600 weekly unemployment benefits for millions living on the edge.No, we're not going to censor the history of slavery. Denying the reality of racism is just another attempt by Trum… https://t.co/w3UbzHzIYvAs my sister and constituent, Angela Davis, reminds us, change is always possible, even in these challenging times.… https://t.co/QBF6gaw0Q2
9/6
2020
No matter what, the fight for racial justice will continue and we will keep demanding an end to systemic racism. https://t.co/O6lICM6xV9Let’s call this what it is: an attempt to divide our country, promote a culture of white privilege, and perpetuate… https://t.co/0ze9dtoE8I
9/5
2020
My father fought two wars in a segregated army for a country which did not provide for his civil and human rights a… https://t.co/sqRzADbXy4No one should experience the cruelty and devastation of being evicted, especially during a pandemic. We have all th… https://t.co/7fgK5iDWcTIt’s past time we declared racism a national public health crisis. We need the Anti-Racism in Public Health Act.
9/4
2020
186,000 people have died from COVID-19 and 800,000 filed for unemployment last week. #ButHerHair https://t.co/zphqt9u88ETrump is actively encouraging people to commit a crime. It is an outrageous and blatant effort to undermine our el… https://t.co/r5YfrhonvQThe U.S. needs @WHO. Trump’s attempts to block funding from WHO will not only undermine global public health, but p… https://t.co/Yt3b115tCkFor many, pregnancy can be life threatening and fatal. Black women are 3-4x more likely to die or have complication… https://t.co/HYpCJioZ1wToday, @SenWarren, @RepBarbaraLee and I are introducing the Anti-Racism in Public Health Act of 2020. This bill ex… https://t.co/0yB0apDJwy
Retweeted by Rep. Barbara Lee.@ODNIgov's refusal to brief Congress about our election security is unacceptable. @GerryConnolly and I led 18 Dem… https://t.co/DLzjnFsaVa
Retweeted by Rep. Barbara LeeCOVID-19 has made it impossible to ignore how centuries of structural racism have created deep disparities in healt… https://t.co/w3hTV9MeZj
Retweeted by Rep. Barbara LeeSystemic racism can be found in nearly everything. Racial injustices in health care are a matter of life & death, &… https://t.co/7CwrqnBbmt
9/3
2020
What will happen when the eviction ban ends and families are left with thousands in debt? This is not enough. We… https://t.co/gMi60FrnbUWhile @SenateGOP blocks $300 billion in funding for school safety, teachers are paying for PPE out of their own poc… https://t.co/GJYJ3XxICUHappy birthday @Zendaya! Keep up the hard work and keep making Oakland proud.
9/2
2020
Trump is trying to convince us that his trip to Kenosha is for “unity” after he failed to condemn vigilante gun vio… https://t.co/mtNooHrr7MLet’s be clear: we have 6 million cases and over 182,000 deaths in the U.S. Trump chooses to ignore the crisis at h… https://t.co/7xeAZhJyod🚨Rent is due today🚨 But because of Mitch McConnell's inaction, 40 million people still face the threat of eviction… https://t.co/ZkaTnYbvSv
9/1
2020
Ravens players and staff signed a letter to Sen. Mitch McConnell urging him to bring the George Floyd Justice in Po… https://t.co/j6OsDpbDSg
Retweeted by Rep. Barbara Lee.@USAID's new Gender Equality & Women's Empowerment Policy fails to include #LGBTQ people, recognize the critical r… https://t.co/oAPTxULbE8
Retweeted by Rep. Barbara LeeThis vote is a long time coming & is the culmination of years of hard work by activists, advocates & the American p… https://t.co/sczVpoK78LCanceling congressional election security briefings is a threat to our national security & our democracy. What is… https://t.co/MQyFtH3MkKOn Friday, I wrote a letter calling on Postmaster DeJoy to return the mail boxes that were removed from Oakland las… https://t.co/Ll3kD4pSwJIt’s time to stop shielding police officers for violent acts. We must end qualified immunity and pass the Justice in Policing Act.Trump is going to Kenosha for one purpose: to create more division and root for violence. https://t.co/LRJMtgPkUO
8/31
2020
Our country’s cannabis laws have devastated communities of color. They’re wrong, discriminatory, and out of touch.… https://t.co/VpPgbrRtBVReminder: $100 billion in emergency rental assistance sits on Mitch McConnell’s desk while 40 million people risk b… https://t.co/PJMfslSJyk
8/30
2020
I stand with 210 state, local, and national orgs calling on @DHS_Wolf to EXTEND AND REDESIGNATE #TPS for South Suda… https://t.co/ZhdlDNFgkPYes. Absolutely. https://t.co/OHkYl2wqNjYesterday I was notified that the Postal Service removed collection boxes in Oakland in response to protests. This… https://t.co/4V9w2M9UIrMy deepest condolences to the family and friends of @chadwickboseman, a supremely talented actor who gave millions… https://t.co/vT6ylMnkeG
8/29
2020
Over half a century after the March on Washington & the death of Emmett Till we are facing the same problems: polic… https://t.co/WKSQzuNelkLet’s be clear: Pence is shielding a far-right extremist while blaming Oakland protesters who are taking a stand ag… https://t.co/7uNhYcHf38
8/28
2020
UPDATE: I joined my colleagues @RepSylviaGarcia, @rosadelauro & others in a letter to Robert Redfield demanding ans… https://t.co/EaOQJ3bnzPContinue to seek testing if necessary and wear a mask in public. We’re not going to let Trump politicize our public health.Let’s not forget: economic impact payments of $1,200 have been sitting on Mitch McConnell’s desk for 104 days.
8/27
2020

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