More on Trauma

October 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In an op-ed published this morning in STAT News, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) discussed the growing crisis of childhood trauma—which has been exacerbated by the Trump administration and COVID-19—and how we can address it.

September 22, 2020 Press Release

Remarks on Alopecia Areata Awareness Month | Remarks on CROWN Act Passage

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) today delivered remarks on the House floor in which she recognized September as Alopecia Areata Awareness Month, celebrated long time advocates, and discussed her own experience with alopecia.

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.

May 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and more than 80 of their colleagues called on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch a criminal civil rights investigation into the murder of Ahmaud Arbery and an independent investigation into local authorities’ handling of the case. The lawmakers urge DOJ to investigate these matters swiftly and thoroughly so that Mr.