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January 18, 2023

Rep. Pressley’s Statement on Attorney General Andrea Campbell

Campbell Sworn in as First Black Woman AG of Massachusetts, Third to Hold the Post Nationwide

BOSTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement after attending the inauguration of Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Campbell.

“I was proud to attend the historic swearing-in ceremony for my friend Andrea Campbell, who broke barriers today as the first Black woman to serve as Attorney General of the Commonwealth and the third Black woman to hold the post nationally. As a former colleague of Andrea’s on the Boston City Council, I have seen firsthand her commitment to transforming our unjust criminal legal system and using the law to advance equity, opportunity, and justice for all.

“With our nation at a critical inflection point, it is imperative that we have partners at all levels of government who reflect the people they serve and are dedicated to disrupting cycles of violence and trauma, supporting our survivors, protecting our most vulnerable neighbors, advancing reproductive justice, and more. Attorney General Campbell has the unique lens, expertise, talent, heart and commitment to doing just that, and I look forward to continuing our partnership and working together to advance healing and move us closer to equal justice under the law.

“Congratulations to Attorney General Campbell, State Auditor Diana DiZoglio, State Treasurer Deb Goldberg, and their dedicated staff on yet another historic day for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”