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December 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, following the House vote on H. Res. 326, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) released the following statement:

December 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) voted to pass H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, critical legislation to restore the full strength of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), following the disastrous Supreme Court Shelby v.

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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 i

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 w

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November 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -  Today, Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA.),  Jesús G.

November 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) wrote a letter to Ben Carson, Sec

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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.

November 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Congressman Stephen Lynch (MA-08) and Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a $20 million “Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD)” grant to the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport).

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December 5, 2019 In The News

Over a year ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it would seek to ban menthol-flavored cigarettes — an initiative to combat youth smoking.

But much like a proposed ban on most flavored e-cigarettes touted only months ago by President Donald Trump, that plan has apparently stalled.

Ayanna Pressley wants to know: why?

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 In The News

REP. AYANNA PRESSLEY of Massachusetts introduced new legislation Thursday aimed at ending the “school to confinement pathway.” The bill targets discriminatory and punitive school discipline policies that push black and brown students out of schools at disproportionately high rates, often directly into the criminal justice system.

November 27, 2019 In The News

"So you cannot keep America great, make America great when you strike at the very heart of what makes this country great, what keeps us running," said Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.

Pressley is on a mission to pay government workers $1 billion in back wages.  

November 27, 2019 In The News

Ayanna Pressley remembers running for reelection to the Boston City Council in 2011, when a constituent asked her what she was going to do about the homeless people who were sleeping on park benches.

“They used some other term that was very derogatory,” Pressley recounted in a recent interview with Real Change News. “They said, ‘what is your plan to make our parks safe?’”

November 24, 2019 In The News

While most people are tuning into the impeachment inquiry or the 2020 election coverage, Haitians in Greater Boston are glued to news updates about the unrest back home.

November 20, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley last week announced a resolution calling for sweeping criminal justice reforms aimed at decreasing the number of people incarcerated, on probation or otherwise involved in the nation’s criminal justice system.

November 19, 2019 In The News

Representative Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts unveiled what she calls an “unapologetically bold” resolution last week intended to significantly reshape the American criminal legal system.

November 14, 2019 In The News

Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley introduced on Thursday a comprehensive criminal justice resolution package that would massively restructure America’s legal system—and fundamentally reshape the role prisons and jails play in American life.

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