The Nation, the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States, has named Congresswoman Barbara Lee the “Most Valuable House Member” calling her a “full-spectrum advocate for peace, civil rights, civil liberties and economic justice.”
“Itis with a sense of humility that I thank The Nation’s for the tremendous honor of being named the ‘most valuable House Member’ in its 2014 Honor Roll,” said Congresswoman Lee. “From ensuring economic justice and fairness to securing global peace and security, progressives have a lot of work to do in the 114th Congress. I look forward to continuing to work with advocates and my colleagues to promote freedom, equality and fairness.”
The Nation cites the Congresswoman “keeping her office door open to advocates” and championship of “causes that others neglect and waging the fights that others fear” as key elements to the Congresswoman’s ability to advance her progressive legislative agenda.
Others honored by The Nation’s 2014 Honor Roll include Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Attorney General –elect Maura Healey, National Nurses United and others. A full list of honorees can be found here.