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Ayanna Pressley on Principles & Values

 

 


Policy is my love language; Warren speaks it fluently

Ayanna Pressley, who represents Massachusetts' only majority-minority district, is a fighter to her core. Ayanna is principled, outspoken, and fiercely determined to raise up the voices of those who are rarely heard from inside the halls of Congress. She was co-chair of my presidential campaign, generously giving her time and her passion to the cause. Hearing Ayanna say, "Policy is my love language, and Elizabeth Warren speaks it fluently" always made me laugh, but it also gave me chills.
Source: Persist, by Elizabeth Warren, p.168 , May 4, 2021

Policy is my love language; Warren speaks it fluently

A fighter to her core, Ayanna is principled, outspoken, and fiercely determined to raise up the voices of those who are rarely heard from inside the halls of Congress. She was co-chair of my presidential campaign, generously giving her time and her passion to the cause. Hearing Ayanna say, "Policy is my love language, and Elizabeth Warren speaks it fluently" always made me laugh, but it also gave me chills. Ayanna was only in her first term, but she was a warrior and she was ready for action.
Source: Persist, by Elizabeth Warren, p.168 , May 4, 2021

Dealing with threats: no one got into this to be a martyr

[On threats]: "People will say, 'Well, this is sort of what you signed up for.' No, we signed up for debate, dissenting opinion, to defend our values -- but not for abuse and not for threats," Pressley said. "We're at a point where, whether you're talking about any form of injustice, there are things that we've accepted as a part of our lived experience that we're saying, 'No longer.' No one got into this to be a martyr; just because this is happening, doesn't mean that you have to accept it."
Source: 19th News blog on 2021 MA-7 House incumbent , Dec 30, 2020

Support progressive legislation with activist leadership

While Pressley and [incumbent opponent Mike] Capuano did not disagree on much substantive policy--the Democratic congressman from Massachusetts is one of the House's most staunch progressives--she characterized herself as someone who would be more of an activist leader, extending her work on behalf of the district beyond just supporting liberal legislation. "There's the vote on the floor of Congress, but then there's the work and the impact here," Pressley told The Daily Beast in July.
Source: The Daily Beast on 2018 Massachusetts 7th House race , Sep 2, 2018

Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted.

Pressley voted NAY blocking certification of the Electoral vote

Explanation of 1/6/21 Electoral Certification, by Emily Brooks, Washington Examiner:Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Paul Gosar led an objection to counting Electoral College votes from the state of Arizona, the first formal objection to state results in a series of moves that will delay the certification of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election over President Trump. Cruz is advocating for an `emergency 10-day audit` of election returns in disputed states. The usually ceremonial joint session of Congress that convenes to count and accept Electoral College votes will be put on hold as the House and Senate separately debate the objection.