WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) introduced two amendments to H.R. 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, ahead of House consideration of the bill.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement on the letter sent today by members of the Boston City Council to Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The Councilors’ letter outlined several budget and policy proposals to address systemic racism in the city.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) introduced a congressional record statement remembering and honoring the life of Aubri Esters, an outspoken and beloved activist in the Massachusetts 7th. Esters was a bold advocate for marginalized communities, including transgender individuals, people with disabilities, people with substance use disord
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) announced two additions, Ricardo A. Sánchez and Briana Blueitt, to her communications staff in Washington, DC. Sánchez will serve as Communications Director and Blueitt will serve as Communications Manager.
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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.
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.