(Bloomberg) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday she is running for re-election to her San Francisco-area congressional seat, although she has previously indicated this would be her last term as the chamber’s top Democrat.

In a video released by her campaign, Pelosi ticked off a list of unfinished business like “justice for immigrants” and issues related to education, housing, and other goals. She said voting rights and even Democracy itself are under assault, pointing to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol and its political repercussions.

“While we have made progress, much more needs to be done to improve people’s lives,” Pelosi said. She added this fall’s midterm elections “are crucial: nothing less is at stake than our Democracy.”

“But we don’t agonize, we organize. I am running for re-election to Congress to deliver for the people and defend democracy,” she said. 

Pelosi, 81, has been in Congress since 1987.

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