Among U.S. lawmakers at Monday’s event will be Rep. Barbara Lee (D., Calif.), a sponsor of legislation to lift the U.S. travel embargo against Cuba. She called the opening “another important step forward to ending more than five decades of failed policy toward Cuba. READ MORE
"In the past, we’ve just been on the defense constantly, just defending a woman’s right to choose, a woman’s right to privacy, Roe v. Wade. Well, now it’s about time we take the offense," Lee says. "This is a major first step." READ MORE
U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, a Democrat from California, has received the American Baptist Churches USA’s highest recognition, presented recently at the church’s Biennial Mission Summit in Overland Park.
The Rev. Edwin T. Dahlberg Peace and Justice Award was presented to Lee for her efforts in those areas.