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January 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) sent a letter to Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark A.

January 17, 2020 In The News

Rep. Ayanna Pressley said on Friday she hopes to achieve 80 percent decarceration through The People's Justice Guarantee, the sweeping criminal justice reform plan she released last November.

"I think our criminal legal system is so fundamentally flawed and broken it cannot be reformed by tinkering at the edges," she told Boston Public Radio. "We need a transformative, bold, radical reimagining of what the criminal legal system can be, by prioritizing decarceration.”

January 16, 2020 In The News

Representative Ayanna Pressley is opening up about her struggle with alopecia — the clinical term for loss of hair — revealing in a video published Thursday by The Root that she has recently gone bald after first noticing signs of hair loss in the fall.

In the video, Pressley spoke about her decision to go public, and of the pain she felt waking up each morning to the loss of more hair.

January 16, 2020 In The News

U.S. Reps. Ayanna Pressley and Barbara Lee probed the “State of Black America” last weekend during the Congressional Black Caucus’s first-ever visit to Massachusetts. Both representatives spoke with the Banner last Friday about Pressley’s decarceration initiative — the People’s Justice Guarantee — and advocated for the Ending PUSHOUT Act, legislation focused on keeping black girls in school and reducing unjust expulsions.   

January 15, 2020 In The News

The Congressional Black Caucus made a historic visit to Boston last weekend to address the country’s systemic inequality and economic injustice. A press conference held Friday at Northeastern University’s John D. O’Bryant African American Institute commenced the “State of Black America” series, where various elected officials acknowledged America’s continuing racial disparities and advocated for progressive reforms.   

January 12, 2020 In The News

The Bruce C. Boiling Municipal Building in Roxbury was packed Saturday afternoon as people concerned about equal access to economic opportunity for black entrepreneurs waited to hear from Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley and six of her congressional colleagues.

Pressley and her colleagues are part of the Congressional Black Caucus. The group aims to visit each member's district to get a sense of the problems facing black communities across the country. While it was founded in 1971, this is the group's first visit to Boston.

January 10, 2020 In The News

The Congressional Black Caucus kicked off its first-ever visit to Massachusetts Friday evening with elected leaders from across the country articulating some of the nation’s most dire problems of institutional racism.

A press conference at Northeastern University’s John D. O’Bryant African American Institute was a precursor to caucus events throughout Representative Ayanna Pressley’s 7th Congressional district this weekend that are aimed at discussing and wrangling with systemic discrimination.

December 19, 2019 In The News

On Dec. 18, Donald Trump became the third president in history to be impeached.

Somerville’s congressional Representative Ayanna Pressley voted with the House in favor of his impeachment.

December 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) spoke on the House floor in support of the Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump.