Congresswoman Pressley Leading Housing Equity Event in JP on Aug. 26

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley's Equity Agenda Event Series will continue this Monday with a special discussion in Jamaica Plain. "Stable, safe and affordable housing is a fundamental human right and I believe that we need federal policies and spending to match our need," said Pressley, MA-7th, via the event page. "A survey by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition showed that a minimum wage worker needs to work at least eighty-four hours a week in order to afford a decent one-bedroom apartment at 'fair market rent' in the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District." The event is open to all, but RSVPing is required, and then the event's location will be provided. This is being done due to concerns about Pressley's safety and security.


Congresswoman Pressley Leading Green New Deal Town Hall April 20

The next Jamaica Plain Forum will feature Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and Rev. Mariama White-Hammond leading a town hall discussion about the Green New Deal. In her first term, Pressley (D-MA 7th) has been a vocal leader about supporting a Green New Deal for the country that would transition our country from fossil fuels to clean energy. "The ecological and economic justice challenges of our time require all of us to work for an equitable, healthy and livable planet for all. Responding to our environmental crisis must be done in a way that bridges Boston’s racial divide," says the Jamaica Plain Forum website about the town hall. "A just and sustainable transition must follow the leadership of women of color who have helped move forward many critical issues in our current political environment.


Videos: Lynch, Pressley Go After Trump Foundation, GOP at Michael Cohen Hearings

Jamaica Plain's two Congressional representatives had five minutes each to ask Michael Cohen anything about his former client President Donald Trump. In those five minutes, Ayanna Pressley and Stephen Lynch, excoriated the Trump Foundation, Congressional Republicans and dug into alleged illegal activities. Michael Cohen, Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, voluntarily testified publicly at the Congressional Committee on Oversight and Reform on February 27. Cohen continued to testify behind closed doors on Feb. 28, and is scheduled to appear again on March 6.


Sheroes at Doyle’s: Ayanna, Rollins, Nika, Malia, Chang-Diaz on Dec. 12

The JP Progressives are hosting their annual fundraiser on Dec. 12 and it's going to feature several newly elected sheroes. "Our work this year was extensive, and we are proud of both the results that we helped achieve and the effort we put forward. We gathered signatures for ballot questions and candidates. We organized phone and text banks to elect progressive candidates to state and federal offices across the nation.