When Barbara Gordon was a congresswoman, readers rarely got to see much of her actual politics. DC was careful not to let Congresswoman Batgirl seem too closely aligned with either the Democratic or Republican parties. She was elected on a nebulous “Fusion Faction” label, which seemed to be an attempt at muddying the waters of her party affiliation. Some writers emphasized her right-leaning “tough on crime” stances, others emphasized her left-leaning social reforms and prison reforms.
In this panel, we get a rare glimpse at one of Batgirl’s clear-cut positions: against nuclear energy.
Also, look at Batman just blending in at a political rally.
—Batman #311 (1979) by Steve Englehart, Irv Novick, & Frank McLaughlin