The Boldness of Barbara Lee: Why the Congresswoman Is Still Pushing ‘Against the Odds’ for Systemic Change

Last week, Lee, along with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and her mentee, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), put forward a bill that would require the federal government to name systemic racism as a public health crisis, and require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study and target problems like gentrification and police brutality through the lens of health. mccul02txgooioyjgxcv.jpg

Say what you will about Barbara Lee, but one thing you can never accuse the California congresswoman of is backing down from a fight.

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