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February 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement in response to reports that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has deployed tactical teams to sanctuary cities including Boston:

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February 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Vice Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, and Democratic Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform sent a letter to Education Se

February 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), along with Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Representatives James P. McGovern (MA-02),  Richard E. Neal (MA-01), Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08), William Keating (MA-09), Joseph P. Kennedy III (MA-04), Katherine M.

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February 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus’s Abortion Rights and Access Task Force, celebrated the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s first hearing in over 20 years on proactive legislation to defend access to abortion. The hearing was centered on H.R.

February 12, 2020 Press Release

Dear Friend,

This week, the Trump Administration released its proposed budget for the next year. It comes as no surprise that the proposed budget is devoid of compassion and empathy, and proposes massive cuts to education programs, housing programs, and critical social safety net programs like Medicare and Medicaid.

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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.

February 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, following the Senate’s vote to acquit Donald Trump on both articles of impeachment, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) released the following statement:

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February 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, following her decision to boycott the State of the Union address, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement:

 

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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.

November 14, 2019 In The News

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) proposed legislation to decriminalize sex work as part of a sweeping resolution she introduced Thursday morning aimed at revolutionizing the criminal justice system.  

November 14, 2019 In The News

Drug addiction once held Martin Pressley like a vise, and he found himself in and out of the criminal justice system for more than a decade. That meant that he was also in and out of the life of his daughter, Ayanna.

 

November 6, 2019 In The News

Wednesday, First Lady Melania Trump is bringing her much-lampooned “Be Best” initiative to Boston—but she will hardly be welcomed with open arms.

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