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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 13

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Barbara Lee

United States Representative
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • COVID- 19: During this pandemic, Barbara has been helping to enact an updated Heroes Act to secure funding for small business relief, eliminate health disparities, and aid the record number of unemployed.
  • Criminal Justice: After generations of abuse we are starting to hold the police accountable and create structural changes to our criminal justice system.
  • Universal Health Care: Universal health care is a top priority for Barbara. She is a longtime advocate for Medicare for All and during negotiations for the ACA she was able to secure a historic expansion of community clinics.

Experience

Biography

Barbara Lee was born in El Paso, Texas in 1946 and her family moved to California in 1960. Growing up in the segregated Southwest, Barbara learned at an early age the importance of standing up for one’s beliefs and of fighting for equality for all. Currently, Congresswoman Lee serves on the Budget Committee and the powerful Appropriations Committee, which oversees all federal government spending. Congresswoman Lee is the highest ranking Woman of Color in Congressional Leadership, serving as House Democratic Co-Chair of the Policy and Steering Committee. As Co-Chair, Rep. Lee works to ensure that committees reflect the diversity, dynamism, and integrity of the Democratic Caucus. In addition, she currently serves as the Chair of the Majority Leader’s Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity, Co-Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus, and Co-Chair of the Cannabis Caucus. She is the former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and Chair Emeritus of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.  

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $1,595,274

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of Stanford University
$10,200
2
Amazon.com
$10,000
2
American Crystal Sugar
$10,000
2
American Federation of Teachers
$10,000
2
Home Depot
$10,000
2
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
$10,000
2
International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers
$10,000
2
National Association of Realtors
$10,000
2
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
$10,000

More information about contributions

By State:

California 57.75%
District of Columbia 21.52%
New York 4.06%
Virginia 3.89%
Other 12.78%
57.75%21.52%12.78%

By Size:

Large contributions (79.74%)
Small contributions (20.26%)
79.74%20.26%

By Type:

From organizations (35.75%)
From individuals (64.25%)
35.75%64.25%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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