More on Trauma

March 23, 2020 In The News

Democratic Reps. Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) introduced legislation Monday that would provide emergency grants to help the homeless and those who work with them to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

March 4, 2020 In The News

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, D-MA, whose district includes Randolph, chair of the Abortion Rights and Access Task Force, joined celebrities, abortion rights activists, and members of the Pro-Choice Caucus & the Democratic Women’s Caucus on the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) March 4 for a rally during the oral arguments for June Medical Services, LLC v. Russo.

February 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Representatives Richard E. Neal (MA-01), James P. McGovern (MA-02), Joseph Kennedy III (MA-04), William Keating (MA-09), Katherine Clark (MA-05), and Lori Trahan (MA-03) sent a letter to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) asking for information on how they plan to support the mental health needs of Puerto Rico residents in the wake of the recent earthquakes.

December 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Annie Kuster (NH-02) introduced a bill that would prevent Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos from implementing, enforcing, or otherwise giving effect to her proposed rule changes to Title IX. 

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 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.

November 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), introduced a comprehensive, people-centered, decarceration-focused legislation H. Res. 702, The People’s Justice Guarantee. Congresswoman Pressley’s resolution lays out a bold, new vision for justice in the American criminal legal system. The resolution aims to outline a framework that will transform the U.S.