I do not support Barbara Lee for speaker of the Speaker Of The House because she is black, or because she’s a woman. That’s identity politics and by that logic, I should support Omarosa for office, too.

It’s about what Barbara Lee stands for that matters. And what her voting record backs up. I vigorously applaud her bravery to stand up against the Iraq war in no uncertain terms. If you recall, opposing the Iraq war was how a dynamic Obama burst onto the national spotlight.

Here are some other platforms Barbara Lee advocates contrasted with where Nancy Pelosi stands on these issues. Pelosi is suggesting that we work with the GOP–ie constantly compromise and drag “the left” further to the center. When it is already squarely there. Barbara stands for progress.

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