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ADA SoCal Endorses Barbara Lee for the United States Senate

Barbara Lee is a progressive champion who does what’s right – not what’s easy.

Congresswoman Lee has spent her life taking on the tough fights: as the first Black girl to become a cheerleader at her high school; in the state legislature, authoring California’s first Violence Against Women Act and fighting for abortion access for all Californians; and as a leader in Congress, passing historic HIV/AIDS legislation that has saved millions of lives, and casting the sole vote against giving President Bush, and all future presidents, unlimited war powers after September 11th.

She’s ready to take that fight to the Senate and be the champion Californians need. In the history of the United States, there have only been three Black women ever elected to the U.S. Senate — Barbara Lee could be one of the next.

She received her Masters of Social Work from the University of California, Berkeley, and went on to found the Community Health Alliance for Neighborhood Growth and Education (CHANGE, Inc.) which provided mental health services to the East Bay’s most vulnerable individuals.

Barbara fights for progressive change and economic justice because she knows what it is to struggle. She escaped an abusive marriage. As a single mother raising two sons, she received public assistance while building a better life for her family. 

While earning her degree, she brought her kids to class with her because she couldn’t afford childcare, and as a teenager, she risked her life having an illegal abortion. These experiences have made Barbara who she is and shaped her career as one of Congress’s most outspoken champions of justice and advocates for the underserved.

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 Vote for Barbara Lee for United Sates Senate on March 5th, 2024.

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