"We must act urgently as if lives depend on it because they do." Rep. Ayanna Pressley is calling on President Joe Biden to declare a nationwide public health crisis in response to the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Abortion in Massachusetts remains legal, despite the court’s Friday...
Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley joins us to react to the Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade. Amanda Beland is a producer and director for Radio Boston. She also reports for the WBUR newsroom. Tiziana Dearing Host, Radio Boston. Tiziana Dearing is the host of Radio Boston. Chris Citorik...
Ayanna Pressley is the only Mass. rep. who voted against extra security for Supreme Court justices. Here’s why.
“It is inexcusable that we continue to place a hierarchy on people’s safety and lives.”. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley was the lone federal lawmaker from Massachusetts to vote against a bill aimed at boosting security for families of U.S. Supreme Court justices, a week after police arrested a man who threatened to kill Justice Brett Kavanaugh and turned up near the justice’s home with weapons and zip ties.
‘We’re talking about our children’: On gun control, Ayanna Pressley says bipartisanship is ‘not the goal’
"The goal is impact. The goal is saving lives." As Democrats and Republicans in Congress appear to remain sharply divided over gun control policy in the wake of the nation’s latest mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley on Wednesday expressed doubts about how willing she would be to make compromises with her colleagues across the aisle.
Watch: Ayanna Pressley says she is ‘resolved and determined’ in the fight to protect abortion rights
Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley made a passionate plea to legislators on Wednesday, urging her colleagues to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act. She called on the Democratic-controlled Senate, House of Representatives, and White House to take decisive action to pass the legislation, which would have effectively codify Roe v. Wade into federal law.
"Any relief that we can provide people in the midst of unprecedented economic hardship...would make a difference," Pressley told Yahoo Finance.
‘We belong in the halls of power’: Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Massachusetts politicians react to Supreme Court confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson as first Black woman to sit on SCOTUS bench
Rep. Ayanna Pressley, the first Black woman to serve as a congresswoman from Massachusetts, said the confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court “sends a powerful signal.”. “Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is a supremely qualified nominee whose history-making confirmation today...
‘Concrete ceiling just shattered’: Ayanna Pressley, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and others react to Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation as first Black female Supreme Court justice
After weeks of hearings and questioning from U.S. senators, representatives and legislators, Kentanji brown Jackson was confirmed to the Supreme Court by the Senate on Thursday afternoon. Jackson is the first Black female justice, the sixth woman justice and the third Black justice overall, after Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas.
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Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) introduced new legislation Thursday to ensure accessible and affordable medical care and treatment for long COVID patients, including underserved populations. Long COVID is related to a combination of lingering symptoms in patients who recovered from acute SARS-CoV-2 infection. Fatigue, shortness of...
Rep. Ayanna Pressley has apparently walked back a tweet that seemed to praise Will Smith after the slapping incident with Chris Rock at the Academy Awards Sunday night (March 27). The post comes amid a storm of controversy over Smith’s action, which was in response to a joke Rock told...
WASHINGTON — Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., posted and then deleted tweets Sunday night that seemed to defend actor Will Smith for slapping comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars. Screenshots of the tweets were published by several news outlets, and neither member of Congress offered a...
Will Smith slaps Chris Rock: Rep. Ayanna Pressley addresses Oscars incident after deleting initial tweet praising actor’s defense of wife
After initially posting and deleting a tweet praising actor Will Smith for hitting comedian Chris Rock at the Academy Awards Sunday night, Rep. Ayanna Pressley issued a new statement Monday addressing the incident and Rock’s joke. Midway through presenting the Academy Award for Best Best Documentary, Rock made a...
Before Will Smith's slap, Rep. Ayanna Pressley was fighting in Congress for those with alopecia like her and Jada Pinkett Smith
The "Squad" member has pushed legislation to support those with alopecia, an auto-immune disease that causes hair loss, the same condition Jada Pinkett Smith has. Pressley was diagnosed in 2019.
Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley posted again to Twitter on Monday as she attempted to explain a deleted tweet that was met with controversy, soon after a violent outburst on the Academy Awards show broadcast. That broadcast featured a confrontation between actor Will Smith and comedian Chris Rock, when Smith slapped...