For more than 20 years, Barbara Lee has worked to increase women’s representation through her political office. She has helped elect the first woman Vice President of the United States, as well as 197 women in 33 states, including every current sitting woman Democratic Senator and Governor.
Statement from Barbara Lee,
President and Founder of the Barbara Lee Political Office
“When Maura Healey and Kim Driscoll are sworn in tomorrow, they will make history, and we will make history. The great state of Massachusetts will be even greater after tomorrow!
Maura Healey is a dedicated public servant, with drive, experience, passion, and compassion. She has all the qualities that great governors have—including the ability and commitment to bringing people together, find common ground, and get real results. She will be an extraordinary and accomplished governor.
In 1776, Massachusetts’s Abigail Adams, the wife of one of our nation’s founders, wrote a letter to her husband John Adams, urging him to ‘remember the ladies.’ She wrote that if he didn’t, the women of our nation would start a revolution. And now, we have.
Since our nation’s founding, Massachusetts has elected over 60 men to serve as governor. With this election, Massachusetts voters have thrown open the doors of the good old boys club to a new generation of women’s leadership.
Tomorrow, Governor Healey and Lt. Governor Driscoll will prove that girls can do anything—and everything. They make a great team, and will open more doors for women in every arena. I can’t wait to see them shine on Beacon Hill and across our state!”
About the Barbara Lee Political Office
The Barbara Lee Political Office is a leading resource for progressive women candidates, with a proven record of success in electing women to office. Our work reflects our core belief that electing progressive women strengthens our democracy, promotes social justice, and builds a more productive, responsive, and accountable government.
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