Sunday, February 01, 2009

The Honorable Barbara Lee promoting her new book, Renegade for Peace and Justice: Congresswoman Barbara Lee Speaks for Me, at Diesel, A Bookstore, 2.1.2009

In case you didn't know...

Lee gained national attention in 2001 as the only member of congress to vote "No" on the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists (AUMF), stating that she voted no not because she opposed military action but because she believed the AUMF, as written, granted overly-broad powers to wage war to the president at a time when the facts regarding the situation were not yet clear.

I am so proud to have Congresswoman Lee represent my district. What a true public servant, and an amazing woman.

(BTW, check out the background painting by my good friend, the inimitable Jon Stich)

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