The United States Senator For California

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Barbara Boxer stated, “even if I have to stand alone, I will not be afraid to stand alone. I’m going to fight for you. I’m going to fight for what’s right.” She is a member of the Democratic Party. Barbara Boxer, the United States Senator for California, is a very strident, harsh person. However, her aggressive nature and strong voice as a Senate are qualities necessary to fight for her view on environmental issues, feminisms, immigration policy, and the U.S. involvement in Iran. Barbara Levy was born on November 11, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York from first-generation Jewish immigrants, Sophie Silverstein Levy and Ira Levy ("Barbara Boxer Bibliography"). Her father was a lawyer and her mother was a homemaker. During her childhood, Barber…show more content…
After her lost, she worked as a journalist for the Pacific Sun. However, she won her first political campaign in 1976 and served the Marin County Board of Supervisors for six years After Boxer’s mentor, John Burton, retired, Boxer won his seat in Congress and represented California from 1983 to 1992 ("Barbara Boxer Bibliography"). During her position in Congress, Barbara Boxer gained a reputation as a liberal feminist and an environmentalist. In 1991, she led a march of woman against Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas because he had sexually harassed Anita Hill, a law professor ("Barbara Boxer Bibliography"). In 1992, Boxer defeated Bruce Herschensohn, a Republican candidate, and won the Senator seat after Democratic California Senator Alan Cranston retired. Once in office, Senator Barbara Boxer continued to favor liberal causes. She opposed bills that limit abortion rights, allows drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and the authorization for use of military force in Iraq ("Barbara Boxer Bibliography"). Barbara Boxer popularity increased as she continued to win reelection in 1998, 2004, and 2010. In 2004, Senator Barbara Boxer had nearly seven million votes, which was greater than any other U.S. Senator in history. She even obtained a position in the Democratic Party’s Senate leadership as Chief Deputy Whip. In 2010, Boxer
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