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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 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 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 9, 2019 In The News

Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley and Katherine Clark plan to join striking Harvard graduate students on the picket line Monday morning.

December 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In an op-ed published this week in The Boston Globe, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Dr. Monique W. Morris, Ed.D., author and creator of the new documentary PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, discuss the school pushout crisis facing young girls of color who are disproportionately expelled and suspended from school at every grade level. In the op-ed, Congresswoman Pressley and Dr.

December 5, 2019 In The News

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass), announced the first bill stemming from her sweeping The People’s Justice Guarantee resolution—which she unveiled last month—and she’s addressing the “school-to-confinement pathway,” most commonly known as the “school-to-prison pipeline,” which disproportionately targets Black, Latinx, and Indigenous children.

December 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Following Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley’s (MA-07) longstanding history of working to address issues of criminalization during her tenure on the Boston City Council, Congresswoman Pressley introduced H.R.5325 - the Ending Punitive, Unfair, School-based Harm that is Overt and Unresponsive to Trauma (P.U.S.H.O.U.T.) Act - legislation to end the punitive pushout of girls of color from schools and disrupt the school-to-confinement pathway.

December 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Representatives Representative Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Marcia Fudge (D-OH), and Barbara Lee (D-CA) unveiled the Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act, a bill that would ban discrimination based on hair textures and hairstyles that are commonly associated with a particular race or national origin.