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Biden administration promotes billions in student loan forgiveness
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Biden administration promotes billions in student loan forgiveness
The Biden administration has touted increased student debt loan forgiveness in recent months, but some advocates say that relief will only go so far.
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Pressley brings federal funding to state and district
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Pressley brings federal funding to state and district
Improved support for mental health, community space for Mattapan elders, public housing retrofits and long-awaited updates to the Massachusetts Turnpike — these initiatives are some of the recipients of federal funding that Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is funneling to the Boston area.
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Pressley and Welch unveil Inclusive Democracy Act
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and Vermont Sen. Peter Welch have introduced the Inclusive Democracy Act, a legislative breakthrough that would end felony disenfranchisement in federal elections by guaranteeing the right to vote for incarcerated citizens.
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Mattapan child care center serves parents who work off hours
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Mattapan child care center serves parents who work off hours
Mattapan has long been a childcare desert, where there are many more young children than there are child care centers to serve them. Now, Kiddies Corner, a new child care center in Mattapan, hopes to change that narrative.
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Pressley follows up on Black Lives Matter pledges
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Pressley follows up on Black Lives Matter pledges
After the murder of George Floyd sparked massive Black Lives Matter demonstrations, the country’s largest banks announced big financial commitments to help address racial inequality. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley wants to know how much money has been spent so far and where it has gone.
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Congressional Black Caucus members warn of the return of Jim Crow
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Congressional Black Caucus members warn of the return of Jim Crow
U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, a senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus by virtue of his age, 83, and 30 years in office, says he is worried, very worried.
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Healey, electeds pledge to uphold medication abortions
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Healey, electeds pledge to uphold medication abortions
Governor Maura Healey signed an executive order Monday protecting access to medication abortion statewide, following a ruling by a federal judge in Texas which would restrict access to mifepristone, a medication that has long been used to end pregnancies.
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Pressley pushes for abortion access
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Pressley pushes for abortion access
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, along with colleagues in the House of Representatives, introduced legislation March 30 to federally codify protections for access to abortions nationwide. Keywords: Ayanna Pressley, women’s reproductive health, abortion access, environmental justice.
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Lawmakers call on feds to drop face recognition technologies
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Lawmakers call on feds to drop face recognition technologies
The Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act, first filed in 2021, would bar federal agencies from using such technologies unless Congress passes an act that specifically authorizes such a use.
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Alopecia remains in public eye a year after '22 Oscars
It’s Oscars time again. In advance of the March 12 ceremony, with Chris Rock finally speaking publicly about receiving Will Smith’s “slap heard around the world” on stage last year, it’s worth revisiting that incident and the larger issues it raised about how Black women are watched and how men try to protect them.
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Squad rallies Pressley's volunteers in Roxbury
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Squad rallies Pressley's volunteers in Roxbury
Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilham Omar and Rashida Tlaib joined Massachusetts 7th Congressional District Rep. Ayanna Pressley in Roxbury to rally volunteers as part of a get-out-the-vote effort.
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Pressley, Warren call on Biden to cancel student debt
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Pressley, Warren call on Biden to cancel student debt
Last week Massachusetts lawmakers came together with education advocates and union leaders to urge President Joe Biden to cancel student loan debt as the clock ticks on the federal moratorium instituted during the coronavirus pandemic.
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