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September 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In an op-ed published in The Nation, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and David Stein outlined the civil rights history of the Federal Job Guarantee and discussed the urgent need for a Federal Job Guarantee to establish one to help the United States achieve the promise of full employment, ensure a just, equitable recovery, establish a more resilient and inclusive economy, and beginning to close racial and gender income gaps.

July 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) announced the successful inclusion of $300,000 in federal community project funding for Chelsea’s La Colaborativa in the FY2022 House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which passed the House yesterday. Funding would support the launch of La Colaborativa’s COVID Employment Recovery Program (CERP).

July 20, 2021 Press Release

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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today introduced legislation to raise awareness about pregnancy loss and establish new paid leave benefits for workers experiencing painful challenges while seeking to grow their family.

July 19, 2021 Press Release

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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT) and Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) have launched an effort to pass a universal, comprehensive paid family and medical leave policy as part of the Build Back Better infrastructure package.

June 23, 2021 In The News

U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley is fighting for funding for local community projects to help residents recover from several of last year’s hardships. If she is successful, hundreds of thousands of dollars will go to programs at the Dimock Center, La Colaborativa in Chelsea and the mayor’s tuition-free college program, as well as several others across the Massachusetts 7th district.

February 24, 2021 Press Release

Pressley: “The federal government can create jobs at the scale and speed necessary to meet this moment.”

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February 18, 2021 Press Release

Resolution Builds Upon Historic Advocacy of Civil Rights Leaders Coretta Scott King, Economist Sadie Alexander, Among Others

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