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It has been said that when white Americans catch a cold, black Americans get the flu. And several lawmakers are concerned that there isn’t enough data showing what they believe to be true: that people of color and those from low-income communities could be disproportionately harmed by the coronavirus pandemic.
With direct cash aid to many Americans and expanded unemployment benefits set to start flowing as soon as next week, members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation said Wednesday that they are already planning the next round of federal relief.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley, 46, is a first-term Democratic congresswoman from Massachusetts. She previously served on the Boston City Council. Earlier in her career, she was a congressional staffer, first for Rep. Joe Kennedy, then for Sen. John Kerry.
Parents across the Commonwealth face a painful economic bind: their children are at home, but the child care check is still due. COVID-19 has (rightfully) forced the closure of child care centers across Massachusetts. In doing so, it has forced a profound reckoning about the state of the American child care system.
House Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) are proposing to cancel student debt with new legislation aimed at helping borrowers adversely affected by the coronavirus, or COVID-19.
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.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) on Friday called on President Donald Trump to reduce the federal prison population amid the coronavirus outbreak that’s gripping the country.
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, representative for the Mass. 7th District, held a COVID-19 tele-town hall on Wednesday evening with Boston University School of Public Health Professor and Epidemiologist Dr. Sandro Galea, taking call-in questions from constituents for about an hour.
In fighting the outbreak of COVID-19, Rep. Ayanna Pressley is calling for legislation to ensure that the nation’s prisoners are not left out of any federal relief programs.
The growing push to stop evictions during the coronavirus crisis gained some big-name allies on Tuesday.