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October 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement on the Boston School Committee’s vote to temporarily suspend admissions tests for the city's exam schools.

“In this moment of national reckoning on systemic racism and racial injustice, we must continue to be unapologetic in our efforts to examine and address the ways in which our institutions contribute to and exacerbate our gravest inequities and disparities—our education system is no exception.

September 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, in a joint op-ed published in Teen Vogue, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Stanford University Professor Dr. Subini Ancy Annamma, and disability rights advocate Vilissa Thompson, called for an end to the policies and systemic injustice that result in the overcriminalization of Black girls with disabilities in schools.

September 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA),  and Representatives James P. McGovern (MA-02), William Keating (MA-09), Joseph P. Kennedy III (MA-04), Katherine Clark (MA-05), Seth Moulton (MA-06), and Lori Trahan (MA-03) hailed the U.S.

August 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) today issued the following statement on the decision by Boston Public Schools to begin the school year remotely. Boston Public Schools will now join Somerville Public Schools, Chelsea Public Schools and Everett Public Schools in conducting an entirely remote start to the academic year.

August 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, along with Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08) and Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), today issued statements reiterating their calls for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to extend Massachusetts' school nutrition waivers for the duration of the 2020-21 school year.

August 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) today joined the Massachusetts Teachers Association, American Federation of Teachers of Massachusetts, students and advocates in calling for full remote learning in Massachusetts this fall. Her full statement is below: