For Immediate Release


Natalie Luna (520) 622-6788 (Grijalva) Chris Shields (202) 225-5187 (Woolsey)

Congressional Progressive Caucus

Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva and Lynn Woolsey New Co-Chairs of Congressional Progressive Caucus

the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) announced its elected leadership for
the 111th Congress.

  • Co-Chairs are Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ)
    and Lynn Woolsey (CA)
  • Whip Diane Watson
  • Vice-Chair Liaison to Black Caucus Sheila Jackson-Lee
  • Vice-Chair Liaison to Women's Caucus Hilda
    L. Solis
  • Vice-Chair Liaison to Asian Pacific American
    Caucus Mazie K. Hirono
  • Vice-Chair Liaison to LGBT Equality Caucus,
  • Vice-Chair Liaison to Hispanic and Native
    American Caucuses, TBA
  • Vice-Chair Liaison to New Members Caucuses, TBA

"From rebuilding
our economy and expanding access to health care, to finally bringing our troops
home from Iraq, our nation is at a unique time in it's history. 
Perhaps not since the Great Depression has there been a moment when the
decisions and actions taken by those in Washington will have such a profound
and lasting impact on generations to come," said Woolsey. 
"Today, we ensured that progressives continue to have a seat at the
table, and a hand in crafting the legislation to come.  I want to
congratulate my friend and colleague Congressman Raúl Grijalva, who now takes
over for Congresswoman Barbara Lee, the new Chair of the Congressional Black
Caucus - a position she is perfect for.  I look forward to working hand in
hand with Raúl, and know that the Progressive Caucus will enjoy and benefit
from his energy, passion, and commitment."


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am honored to become Co-chair, I believe it is time for our Caucus to move to
the next level and continue to advance our progressive agenda in an effective
and pragmatic manner," stated Co-Chair elect Raúl M. Grijalva. "By
being independent, inclusive, issue and solution based and unified in our
policy decisions - we will be more effective."

The CPC has been part
of the Congress since 1992.  The CPC, is one of the most diverse caucus in
the US Congress.  The Caucus has a membership of 73
and will expand in the coming Congress. The
principles of the CPC are to: Fight for
economic justice and security for all, Protect and preserve our civil rights
and civil liberties, Promote global peace and security, and strive for environmental Protection and Energy


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