Press Releases

Barbara Lee Statement on Ed Markey’s Primary Win

“Ed Markey is in the vanguard of men who are true advocates for women and middle-class families, and he is the only candidate in this race who has a proven track record of standing up for women’s reproductive choice, women’s health, and for working families,” Lee said. “I look forward to hearing his voice elevated in the Senate.”

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Barbara Lee Endorses Linda Dorcena Forry for MA State Senate

“Linda Dorcena Forry is a proven, qualified leader, and I am thrilled to support her candidacy for State Senate in the First Suffolk District,” Lee said. “Rep. Dorcena Forry truly represents the district’s diversity, and her election will be a historic win for these communities,” Lee said. The First Suffolk District encompasses some of the most ethnically and racially diverse communities in Boston, including South Boston, the Seaport District, Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, and Hyde Park.

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Barbara Lee Statement on Women’s History Month

“As we reflect on how far women have come on the road to equality this Women’s History Month, we must also keep pushing forward to cover the ground we have left. To reach meaningful equality, we must elect more women. At the core of the women’s movement, and any successful social movement, is a common denominator: resilience. It is perhaps the most marked characteristic of not only the women’s movement but of the group it represents—the women this month is meant to celebrate. I will continue to celebrate by asking women to run for office. I hope you’ll join me in recruiting women to run, too. That is the surest way we can write our own history.”

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