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Ayanna Pressley

MA-7 (D)
Current office holder: Mike Capuano (D)
Ayanna is running for Congress to continue the work she has dedicated her life to: eradicating poverty, building healthy communities, empowering women and girls, and ensuring that everyone, regardless of where they are from, has the opportunity to fulfill their God-given potential. She is running because we desperately need inclusive, transformative leadership at this pivotal moment. These times demand a representative who will enlist them as partners in the development, visioning, and governing of their communities.
How does Ayanna align with Project 100's values?
  • Economic Opportunity: Ayanna will work to create an economy that works for everyone by fighting to eradicate income inequality and working to ensure that women finally receive equal pay for equal work. She will empower small businesses to grow and create jobs and make college and skills training more affordable and accessible.
  • Equal Treatment Under the Law: Ayanna will stand up for DREAMers and work to protect the rights of all, no matter their immigration status. She opposes any funding for a wall along our border with Mexico. She will fight for a clean DREAM Act and to reinstate DACA. She believes that rather than demonizing immigrants, we should be working together on fair and comprehensive immigration reform that will enable law-abiding immigrants to seek a path to citizenship.
  • Healthy People & Communities: Ayanna will work to build healthy communities by taking on the NRA, stopping the flow of illegal guns, and treating our gun epidemic like the public health crisis it is. She wil protect our environment and fight climate change. She supports Medicare-for-all and will work to protect and expand access to affordable, high-quality health care and will fight for the safety, development, health, and wellness of women and girls.
Background information
  • Woman of Color
  • Politician

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