Barbara Jean Lee is the U.S. Representative for California’s 13th congressional district and has served East Bay voters’ from 1998 to 2013. The Democrat was the first woman to represent both the 9th and 13th districts. Prior to her current position, she was the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and the Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. She is most famously known, though, for being the only member of the House to vote against the authorization of use of force following the September 11, 2001, attacks.  (Photo: Allison Shelley/Getty Images for Friends of the Global Fight)