Ayanna Pressley is an advocate, a policy-maker, an activist, and a survivor. On November 6, 2018, Ayanna was elected to represent Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, making her the first woman of color to be elected to Congress from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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  Olivia from the A-Team · [email protected]
March 1, 2024 at 1:02 AM

Quick reminder to complete your donation before midnight

Can you finalize your donation before midnight? I noticed you clicked our last fundraising email earlier today but didn’t get a chance to complete your donation yet. As Ayanna’s Finance Director, I want to personally let you know that there’s no better moment to turn your interest in…
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
February 29, 2024 at 1:00 PM

How I’m making my extra day count

It’s also an extra day to power our movement You may already know this about me, but I like to make every moment count. A lifetime of justice-seeking is made up of individual moments, so how we use each day really does matter. We’ve got an extra 24 hours today because of the leap year, and I…
  Representative Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
February 28, 2024 at 8:52 PM

Join Us Tomorrow: Office Hours for Federal Casework

Open in browser     Plain text version Join Us Tomorrow: Office Hours for Federal Casework Dear Neighbor, I hope this email finds you and your families safe and healthy. My team and I would like to invite you to our next Office Hours for Federal Casework tomorrow, Thursday, Febr…
  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez · [email protected]
February 28, 2024 at 8:02 PM

2024 is going to be a pivotal election

A brighter future is possible. It’s Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and I have exciting news to share with you. I’m officially running for re-election to Congress to continue our shared fight for social, environmental, racial, and economic justice — and we will win that fight because we have …
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
February 28, 2024 at 12:50 AM

Some reflections as we approach a critical fundraising deadline

Recommitting ourselves to progress and our collective liberation Six years ago when I announced my candidacy to represent the Massachusetts 7th in Congress, it was because I knew change couldn’t wait. I stood before you, with a vision to center the lived experiences of our communities and fi…
  Representative Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
February 27, 2024 at 1:19 AM

You're Invited: Office Hours for Federal Casework

Open in browser     Plain text version You're Invited: Office Hours for Federal Casework Dear Neighbor, I hope this email finds you and your families safe and healthy. My team and I would like to invite you to our next Office Hours for Federal Casework this Thursday, February 29…
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
February 26, 2024 at 7:32 PM

Walgreens needs to put their money where their mouth is

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  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
February 24, 2024 at 4:32 PM

Republicans’ lip service during Black History Month

You can't love Black history in public and erase it behind closed doors. Republicans — like they always do — are using Black History Month to distract from their shameful record of legislated white supremacy and opposition to Black liberation and racial justice. But as we know, actions speak…
  Olivia from the A-Team · [email protected]
February 22, 2024 at 9:57 PM

Donations needed: Critical organizing hires ahead

Donate Hey, quick update: Every month we have a fundraising goal to ensure our campaign can continue staffing up, recruiting more volunteers, and engaging more voters. And since we are entirely grassroots-funded, whether or not we meet these goals is determined by small-dollar donors like you…
  Elizabeth Warren · [email protected]
February 21, 2024 at 7:52 PM

I have an opponent

The MAGA Republican machine couldn’t find a single Republican in Massachusetts to run against me — so they brought in someone from Rhode Island. It’s official: John Deaton, a well-funded Republican, has launched a campaign to run against me for Senate in Massachusetts. Apparently, the MAGA R…
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
February 17, 2024 at 4:03 PM

re: AIPAC’s record fundraising

To be blunt, our grassroots campaign needs to compete against $41 million in fundraising. Our calls for a ceasefire in Gaza to return hostages and save civilian lives have sparked a major backlash from AIPAC. The right-wing Super PAC — which by the way, is funded by Republican mega-donors — …
  The A-Team · [email protected]
February 16, 2024 at 11:18 PM

Why today is special for Ayanna

Send a message honoring caregivers Do you have a moment to help us honor our caregivers? Today is National Caregivers Day, a moment with special meaning for Ayanna, who was a caregiver to her mother during her battle with leukemia. Across the nation, caregivers do the essential work of suppor…
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
February 15, 2024 at 8:07 PM

Three Black woman who shaped our democracy:

Black women are always doing the work of liberation, even when our own is often sacrificed. I don’t think anyone who has made history set out to make history. I like to think they just set out to handle their business, to make change, and to fight for the humanity and dignity of our communit…
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
February 14, 2024 at 8:43 PM

What’s your love language?

All purchases support our movement fueled by love and in pursuit of justice for all. DONATE Paid for by the Committee to Elect Ayanna Pressley This email was sent to [email protected]. Email is the most important way we keep in touch with our supporters. But, if you'd …
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
February 12, 2024 at 6:42 PM

Pop quiz: How much do you know about Black history?

Test your knowledge In honor of Black History Month, the A-Team is celebrating Black excellence — past, present, and future. We’re celebrating the Black history that’s being made every single day. Because Black excellence matters. Black joy matters. And Black leadership matters. We’ve put to…
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
February 6, 2024 at 8:33 PM

Economic justice is racial justice

The racial wealth gap didn’t just appear out of thin air — it was legislated. I represent the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District — a vibrant, dynamic, and diverse district, but also one of the most unequal in our country. If you ride the #1 Bus from Cambridge to Roxbury, the average li…
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
February 5, 2024 at 4:16 PM

Black history means celebrating Black authors

What I’m thinking of this Black History Month According to my mother, Sandy, I was born during the month of February — Black History Month — because I was destined to make Black history. My dad, Martin, nurtured and fed my Black consciousness. He informed my love of the written word, introdu…
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
February 3, 2024 at 4:03 PM

Reflections on my 50th today

As a Black woman, I know that the struggle is real. But so is the joy. Today I’m celebrating my 50th year of life (let’s be honest, I plan to celebrate for the whole month). My mother, may she rest in peace and power, used to say that every birthday is a victory. So for me, I’m calling today …
  The A-Team · [email protected]
January 31, 2024 at 10:38 PM

Out: resolutions. In: revolutions.

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  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
January 27, 2024 at 11:30 PM

There’s a village of people that carried me here

This is such an important milestone for me In February of 1974, I arrived two months premature. My mother, Sandy, always told me she knew it was because I was ready to get to Work. Reflecting on this milestone birthday means reflecting on that Work, on how I became the woman I am today. My m…
  Representative Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
January 27, 2024 at 3:15 PM

Today: Office Hours on Housing & Immigration

Open in browser     Plain text version You're Invited: Office Hours on Housing & Immigration Dear Neighbor, I hope this email finds you and your families safe and healthy. My team and I would like to invite you to Office Hours on Housing and Immigration today, Saturday, Janu…
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
January 27, 2024 at 1:00 PM

Jamaal’s big announcement

Are you with us? A champion for students, a lifelong educator, a duly elected Black man — when I think of someone who puts people first in Congress, I think of my partner in good trouble, Congressman Jamaal Bowman, who just announced his re-election campaign. Together in Congress, we’ve foug…
  Representative Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
January 26, 2024 at 6:17 PM

Tomorrow: Office Hours on Housing & Immigration

Open in browser     Plain text version You're Invited: Office Hours on Housing & Immigration Dear Neighbor, I hope this email finds you and your families safe and healthy. My team and I would like to invite you to Office Hours on Housing and Immigration this Saturday, Januar…
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
January 25, 2024 at 10:43 PM

Republicans are going nowhere fast

How many more times will they take us to the brink? How many more times will Republicans take us to the brink? Once again, Democrats voted to avoid a GOP government shutdown. Republicans keep relying on Democrats to do the most basic job of governing even though they control the House. Make …
  Representative Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
January 25, 2024 at 8:47 PM

You're Invited: Office Hours on Housing & Immigration

Open in browser     Plain text version You're Invited: Office Hours on Housing & Immigration Dear Neighbor, I hope this email finds you and your families safe and healthy. My team and I would like to invite you to Office Hours on Housing and Immigration this Saturday, Janua…
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
January 24, 2024 at 10:52 PM

Anything less than codifying the right to an abortion is a disgrace

If Republicans cared about bodily autonomy, they’d codify reproductive rights. This week marks the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which made abortion care a constitutional right. This anniversary falls in the midst of unprecedented Republican attacks on our reproductive freedom. And since …
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
January 23, 2024 at 9:54 PM

My 50th birthday

Did you know that my 50th birthday is in less than 2 weeks? Dear friend, Did you know that my 50th birthday is in less than 2 weeks? As I approach this new chapter, I’m filled with gratitude for this community and your unwavering support. I can’t wait to celebrate this milestone and everythin…
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
January 17, 2024 at 11:08 PM

Special interest groups are preparing to spend millions against us

The truth is, when you speak truth to power, power fights back I ran for Congress not just to have a seat at the decision-making table — I ran to shake that table. And I knew that would make me a target. I knew that calling for a ceasefire in Gaza to save civilian lives, return all innocent …
  The A-Team · [email protected]
January 16, 2024 at 10:42 PM

If you’re able, please support the Make-A-Wish Foundation today

Please make a contribution to support their life-changing work. “The more I learned about her, the more I said ‘She’s my hero.’” These were Ayanna’s words about 17 year-old Ariana “Ari” Hargrove, a high school senior who is applying to colleges and living with lupus. Ari’s story is one of in…
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
January 15, 2024 at 6:33 PM

The true legacy and lessons of Dr. King

This January, let us embrace Dr. King’s true legacy: A legacy of radical commitment to dismantling oppressive systems. I’ve always seen the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as an opportunity not only to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy, but also to remind folks about who he actually was. We know h…
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
January 13, 2024 at 1:01 PM

My unapologetic agenda

It’s important to show that folks are raising their voices on these issues I’m a sucker for traditions, and making New Year’s Resolutions is one that I always participate in. By extension, our campaign has its own list of resolutions. It’s called our 2024 agenda, and I want to remind you wha…
  Olivia from the A-Team · [email protected]
January 12, 2024 at 9:42 PM

What’s top of mind for our team right now.

Ayanna is relying on early resources this month to remain competitive and stay in Congress Hey, happy new year!  Here in our MA-7 HQ, our team is starting off the year by determining budgets and designing our strategy to re-elect Ayanna Pressley in November. These headlines are top of mind: …
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
January 10, 2024 at 1:12 AM

I am my mother’s child

I’ll never stop fighting for justice and our collective liberation. A parent is a child’s first teacher — and I had a great one in my mother. My mother, Sandy, may she rest in peace and power — gave me my roots and my wings. And as I reflect on the story that brought me here — the historic mo…
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
January 6, 2024 at 3:33 PM

Three years later, our democracy is still under attack

We do not have the luxury of simply turning the page on this ugly and painful chapter in our nation’s history We can’t take our democracy for granted. What we witnessed three years ago made that plain. Our democracy came to a halt when a violent, white supremacist mob — incited by the former …
  The A-Team · [email protected]
January 4, 2024 at 3:01 PM

Ayanna wants to know your thoughts

Your response will help inform Ayanna’s priorities for the new year. First things first: Happy New Year!  We’re incredibly grateful to be on this team with you. Together, in 2024 and beyond, we’ll keep fighting by Ayanna’s side — ensuring the people closest to the pain are closest to the pow…
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
January 2, 2024 at 2:01 PM

I want to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude

I’m grateful for the movement we’ve built together. I want to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude to you and each and every member of the A-Team for your generous support in 2023. You made the decision to reject the luxury of cynicism. And your dedication and generosity played an …
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
December 31, 2023 at 8:01 PM

Can I geek out about basketball for a second?

Will you help make this the strongest quarter possible? I’m a big Celtics fan. So forgive me while I indulge in a basketball metaphor for a second: The clock is ticking at the end of the fourth quarter, and we need a really, really, big play to close out the game. On the court, that would mea…
  Representative Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
December 31, 2023 at 7:54 PM

All We’ve Accomplished Together in 2023

Open in browser     Plain text version All We’ve Accomplished Together in 2023 Dear Neighbor, Happy New Year! I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy during this holiday season. As 2023 comes to a close, I’d like to share a brief recap of our work tog…
  The A-Team · [email protected]
December 31, 2023 at 4:03 PM

We’re relying on 50 more supporters from District of Columbia. Can you be one of them?

We’re tracking behind our quarterly fundraising goal Happy New Year’s Eve! Before the ball drops tonight, we’re hoping you can take just one more action to show your support for Ayanna Pressley and end 2023 on a high note. We have less than 24 hours left before our FEC deadline, and your cont…
  Olivia Roskill, Finance Director · [email protected]
December 30, 2023 at 6:32 PM

Special interest groups are watching this number

Our final FEC fundraising deadline of the year is coming up at midnight tomorrow Hi — it’s Olivia, Ayanna’s finance director. I’ll make this quick: Our final FEC fundraising deadline of the year is quickly approaching at midnight tomorrow — and we need to raise as many contributions as we can…
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
December 29, 2023 at 4:33 PM

I want to break down why this deadline is different.

A strong fundraising quarter will keep this movement competitive, and show just how many people support calls for a ceasefire, student debt cancellation, and more. I want to break down why our upcoming end-of-quarter fundraising deadline is so important, and why your first donation before our…
  The A-Team · [email protected]
December 28, 2023 at 3:03 PM

We’ve accomplished so much together this year

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  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
December 28, 2023 at 1:19 AM

Abortion care is health care. Full stop.

The National Network of Abortion Funds is working to ensure safe, accessible abortions. Can you chip in to support their vital mission? In a truly just America, everyone is free to make decisions about their lives, their bodies, and their futures with dignity — including the decision to pur…
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
December 22, 2023 at 2:03 PM

To: you From: The Pressley-Harris family

From my family to yours. DONATE Paid for by the Committee to Elect Ayanna Pressley This email was sent to [email protected]. Email is the most important way we keep in touch with our supporters. But, if you'd like to receive fewer emails, you can do so here. If you ne…
  The A-Team · [email protected]
December 21, 2023 at 6:53 PM

“Pro-Israel group could spend up to $100M to defeat Mass.’ Pressley...”

Have you seen this headline? Did you see this? That’s right: after Ayanna called for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza to save civilian lives, release all hostages to their loved ones, and facilitate the delivery of life-saving humanitarian aid, the far-right, Republican billionaire funded…
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
December 19, 2023 at 11:51 PM

My 2023 reading, watch, and music lists

Some personal recommendations from me to you. As we close out this year together, I wanted to take a moment to share some of my favorite books, music, TV shows and movies of 2023. From Rustin, which dives into Bayard Rustin’s work as an advisor to Martin Luther King, to joyful Sing 2, watchi…
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
December 18, 2023 at 9:02 PM

After five years in Congress...

We have faced many tough fights during these past five years. In 2018, I became the first Black congresswoman to represent Massachusetts. It’s been five years of representing the people of the Massachusetts 7th, and last week, I joined GBH News’ Morning Edition to reflect on my time so far i…
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
December 16, 2023 at 2:00 PM

My chosen family

The people I’ve met along the way keep me in this fight Growing up as an only child, my commitment to organizing and movement building has always been linked to my love of the chosen family that you build along the way, working with people aligned with one common purpose. When I became a mem…
  Ayanna Pressley · [email protected]
December 15, 2023 at 10:13 PM

Add your name to say you reject book bans

Extremist Republicans and far-right groups are censoring books in our libraries and schools. Earlier this week, I spoke on the House floor about book bans. I spoke about Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, a book that is currently being challenged in multiple states. As a survivo…
  The A-Team · [email protected]
December 13, 2023 at 9:33 PM

Add your name: Help deliver on the promise of student debt relief

Add your name to say you support student debt relief. This week, Ayanna testified before the Education Department about the importance of delivering relief to the millions of Americans who are burdened by student loan debt. Last year, President Biden’s plan to cancel up to $20,000 in student…