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As Democrats celebrate picking Hillary Clinton as their first female presidential nominee, Rep. Barbara Lee of Oakland is reflecting about the first woman who tried, her mentor, Shirley Chisholm. Chisholm, the first African American woman to serve in Congress, was also the first woman and the first African American to run for president in the Democratic Party. Lee began working for Chisholm’s campaign after inviting her to speak to the Black Student Union at Mills College. READ MORE
"As a member of the platform drafting committee, I worked with appointees from both the Sanders and the Clinton campaigns to help create a progressive party platform that we can all be proud of. After much discussion and close collaboration between the campaigns, I am confident that Hillary Clinton will unite the party around the progressive issues outlined in the platform." READ MORE
“As a former co-chair of the Progressive Caucus and as someone who has spent a lifetime fighting for progressive causes, I was proud to participate in the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee process that has just concluded, resulting in a truly progressive platform draft." READ MORE

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