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Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) said Tuesday that she and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will call on congressional leadership to include student debt cancellation in the next coronavirus relief package.
“Having a safe, quality, affordable home was the necessary foundation to allow me to be who I am today,” Celeste Scott, an organizer with the organization Pittsburgh United told a crowd gathered outside the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) last week. “I am proud of my public housing upbringing. That upbringing allows me to stand here today,” she explained.
Immigration attorneys and advocates are calling on the federal government to release all individuals currently held in federal immigration custody who do not have criminal convictions, in light of the public health emergency caused by the spread of the coronavirus.
After the state of Alabama on Thursday night executed 44-year-old Nathaniel Woods despite serious concerns about injustices in his case, Rep. Ayanna Pressley and other lawmakers and civil rights advocates implored Congress to abolish the death penalty nationwide.
For U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, the issue of prison re-entry is personal: Both her father and husband went through it themselves.
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.
The House Financial Services Committee saved the best for last at Tuesday’s hearing with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.
Texas teen DeAndre Arnold may not be able to walk in his high school graduation, but he will walk the red carpet at the Oscars on Sunday.
Massachusetts lawmakers are pushing major airlines to cut down on airplane noise around Logan Airport. Letters sent to American, Delta and Southwest Airlines are “urging them to act to reduce airplane-related noise problems that have affected Massachusetts residents and communities across the country.”