Your Congresswoman. Proudly representing the MA 7th. Here to break concrete ceilings & shake the table. Personal account. She/hers. #ChangeCantWait

Dorchester, MA
Joined April 2009
It’s long past time to end the Jim Crow Filibuster.
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Bonus. Bio. Community. Foster. Adoptive. Surviving mother of a child stolen due to gun violence or police brutality. Expectant. Mourning a pregnancy or infant loss. Grandmother raising a grandchild. Mom who lost a child to COVID.
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ALL MOMS: Know that you are loved, deserving of celebration, rest, healing, joy and justice!
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#HappyMothersDay from our family to yours!
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I stand in solidarity with the Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem who are being forcibly removed from their homes — in the middle of a pandemic, during Ramadan. This is unacceptable.
Israeli police fired at Palestinian protesters yesterday at Al-Aqsa Mosque. More than 200 people were injured. Protesters were showing support for Palestinian families facing eviction in occupied East Jerusalem. The @UN has called Israel's forced evictions a potential war crime.
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I worked with Dr. @MoniqueWMorris to develop the Ending PUSHOUT Act (HR 2248) to confront the disproportionate punishment of Black, brown and indigenous students. If you don't live in the MA 7th, tell your representative to support it. 📱(202) 224-3121 wbur.org/hereandnow/2021/04/…
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This mother was frozen with fear. Fear for the safety of her child. Fear of retribution for her immigration status, should she intervene. The criminalization and abuse of Black and brown children at school is hateful, deeply disturbing and traumatic.
The child’s mother told WINK-TV that when the school called her on April 13, someone mentioned paddling, but because of a language barrier — the student’s mother speaks Spanish — she didn’t understand exactly what was meant thecut.io/3xOCzyL
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I worked with Dr. @MoniqueWMorris to develop the Ending PUSHOUT Act (HR 2248) to confront the disproportionate punishment of Black, brown and indigenous students. If you don't live in the MA 7th, tell your representative to support it. 📱(202) 224-3121 wbur.org/hereandnow/2021/04/…
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Ayanna Pressley retweeted
"She was my bright and shining star in this crazy world." ❤️ Mikayla Miller's mother spoke for the first time last night at a vigil to remember the Hopkinton teen who was found dead last month --> boston25.com/3xRr8q5
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Make it plain.
One United States Senator singlehandedly blocked the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act from passing. His name is Randal Howard Paul.
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What we are witnessing in Colombia is devastating & unacceptable. Mothers robbed of their sons. Students shot in the street. State-sanctioned violence is a transnational issue. I stand in solidarity with the people of Colombia who are protesting against poverty & inequality.
At least 19 people in Colombia were killed at protests over inequality, including teenagers. The UN condemned excessive force by police, who were filmed killing a 17-year-old. The mother of another killed protester condemned police and the "hate of the bullet that killed him."
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Sean Ellis spent more than 20 years in prison before his wrongful conviction was overturned in 2015. 20 years of birthdays, holidays, moments with loved ones & memories stripped away. Thank you, @DARollins. Our legal system failed Sean, but I pray he can finally know peace.
Judge throws out remaining gun charge against Sean Ellis in 1993 killing of Boston police officer trib.al/94Z99Gw
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DOJ is appealing yesterday's announcement on @CDCgov's eviction moratorium. In the meantime, remember: 💥 You are still protected 💥 The @CityofBoston has a rental relief fund: boston.gov/departments/neigh… 💥Only a judge can evict you 💥 @CityLife_Clvu has an eviction hotline:
Facing #eviction in the #Boston area? Call our housing hotline now @ 617-934-5006. #HealthNotEvictions ¿Se enfrente al #desalojo en el área de Boston? Llame a nuestra línea directa a 617-397-3773. #SaludNoDesalojos
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I’m glad to see the Biden administration heed our calls to put people over profits. Especially thankful for the organizers around the globe whose efforts made this possible. Now @POTUS & @AmbassadorTai must work to ensure negotiations are swift and successful.
BREAKING: The Biden administration backs waiving intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines to enable more countries to produce more of the life-saving vaccines, the U.S. trade representative says. apne.ws/FbRpTjy
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Ayanna Pressley retweeted
"Young people are not being naive when they say that we can live differently and that another world is possible." 👏 - Rep. @AyannaPressley #SexEdForAll
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History is not static, it is dynamic & all around. Sarah Ann Shaw: Activist. Journalist. Trailblazer. I always learn so much when I am in her company. Grateful for the quality time we were able to spend in Roxbury together recently.
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Mikayla Miller deserved to grow old. She had so many basketball games, road trips and HBCU homecomings ahead of her. She deserved childhood -- uninterrupted. There needs to be a full, transparent, independent investigation into her death.
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