Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, is wearing her heart on her sleeve.
Actually, on her wrists.
The lawmaker sports five rubber bracelets — three on one wrist and two on the other — similar to the ubiquitous yellow liveSTRONG wristbands from the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Two of Jackson Lee’s bracelets are blue and orange. They are from a group of women who started a group to protect Title IX, the law that promotes equal opportunities for girls and boys in educational and athletic activities.
Another bracelet is green and represents other groups that support Title IX. The fourth is red and symbolizes diabetes awareness. The fifth is also green and signifies support for an end to the violence in the Darfur region of Sudan, which Jackson Lee has visited.
Why so many wristbands?
“It reminds me of the causes I care about,” she said.