Barbara Lee Bowman Speaking to Jamaal, you can not start in the Middle, when you try to pass a policy ‘

Barbara Lee Bowman Speaking to Jamaal, you can not start in the Middle, when you try to pass a policy ‘

If Jamaal Bowman won be primary shares in June to represent the Bronx and Westchester County in Congress, he was the last young progressive whose election shook Washington, DC, but the new wave whose most prominent member is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez follows the footsteps of many senior leaders, representatives Years Barbara Lee has for decades been a force on Capitol Hill, first as permanent staff and now as a member of Congress representing the Bay Area of ‚Äč‚ÄčCalifornia. Lee, who is now in his 12th term, is one of progressive lawmakers body more explicit. The two met on Zoom to discuss the growing influence of American progressives and how public policy systematic oppression struggle. Jamaal Bowman: We have many conversations out because I won the [Primary], I want to thank first and foremost for open ports and supported me be as I learn the ropes. Can you talk about how he survived more than two decades as progressive black woman in Washington? Barbara Lee: First of all let me congratulate once again alone. You will meet hit the ground running. I started in the mid-70s, when I was getting into politics through the Lord Shirley Chisholm. I learned a lot from her because Congress was elected the first African-American woman. It ‘was like you would not believe sexist and racist speech. But she held her head and she was brilliant, and he pulled her agenda and set his constituents in a magnificent way. These individuals had to fight, we still fight: to change the system. And so they called the racist system. They called the system of inequality. In terms of capitalism, in terms of economic inequality, they have urged all the nucleus. So fast forward to the present day; for me it is normal. You can not start in the middle, when you try to pass a policy. You need to think strategically about where you want to go for changes to the system, and that is how I was able to be myself. JB: I feel myself as a member of the “pictures” from Barbara Lee returns to fight next to her, and with her, and develop other real progressives in Congress for strategies. We live in a time where if we are not fat not survive. BL: Jamaal, they call me the floor. I worked with the Black Panther Party, too. But this is your time. This is a marathon, and you’re running around the race for Congress. JB: The reason why I decided to run for the office, I was suffering our children tired and dying in the streets. When I started my school, we do not have police car to come to our schools. We focused on setting school counselors to give social workers and mental health professionals to support our children in need in the communities that have been historically neglected. This is the point of its policy there, how do we defund and demilitarization of the police and the resources to support mental health, not just redistribute in our schools, but in our communities? BL: My background in mental health. I am a social psychiatric profession assistant. What you said is true as well. The blacks and brown children traumatized due to the system of injustice at their core. During the brutal tearing children from their families at the border, I went several times in McAllen, Texas down; El Paso; and San Diego. I went to some of these prisons and detention camps where they were kids. The trauma that these children have faced devastating. African-Americans know that the trauma generations to adopt children from their parents during slavery. So he was taking kids from their parents intersectional a matter of where we are fighting against this administration, but also took care to trauma-related mental health system. JB: All these issues are intersectional. linking immigration policy that what the refugee crisis, which connects to the climate and our military contribution to climate change. So we really Center for Human Rights in all political people really foreign and domestic profit center as well. BL: The other part of the real emotion that I address you now in Congress is that we have not explained to the media sectionality interrelationships what. members learn [it], but it was not until this last Congress. I had a breakdown on Kimberley Crenshaw who scores below sectionality. And now you will be there to talk about how you think a big problem. The movement for blacks life, our dreamers, young people who have hit the streets, regardless of their origin, have encouraged us. We made a quantum leap, and as a result, you now hear people talk about systemic racism in Congress. JB: There is definitely a shift event, but as they say in baseball, the time is only as good as your next pitcher. So we have to keep working. Moderated by Justin Bowman Worland
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