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FREE EVERYTHING: Ayanna Pressley Claims ‘Student Debt is Policy Violence’

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.19.21

Squad-member Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley urged her fellow lawmakers to cancel loans for millions of young Americans Friday; equating student debt with “policy violence.”

“Today, over 43 million people in the U.S. are crushed under more than $1.7 trillion in student loan debt. This fall, the A-Team led our first ever deep canvassing efforts w/our neighbors across the #MA7 to hear how this crisis impacts our communities,” posted Pressley on Twitter.

“Since October, the A-Team & our incredible volunteers have hosted 16 deep canvass trainings and phone banks, and engaged with over 100 folks across the MA-07 to advance our grassroots movement to #CancelStudentDebt,” she added.

“We’ve spoken to a mother from Dorchester who graduated 30 years ago & is still paying for her own debt + her 34 year old daughter’s debt. A nurse from Hyde Park who can barely afford to pay rent & buy groceries, & doesn’t qualify for any student loan forgiveness,” claims the Democrat. “To the volunteers, the A-Team & every single person who took the time to get on the phone with us — thank you. Because of you, we’ve been able to connect with our neighbors & better understand what student debt cancellation would mean for all of our communities.”

“Let’s make it plain: student debt is policy violence. We’ll keep fighting to relieve families across the country, to make sure our policies & budgets reflect their lived experiences & that we build this grassroots movement to #CancelStudentDebt together,” concluded Pressley.

 

PRESSLEY on PROTESTS: ‘It’s Time for You to Pay Us What You Owe Us’

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.05.20

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley weighed-in on the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement sweeping the country Friday; saying “it’s time, pay us what you us” from the floor of the House of Representatives.

“Black Lives Matter is a mandate from the people. It’s time — pay us what you owe us. Our Black skin is not a crime. It is the beautiful robe of nation-builders,” said Pressley.

President Trump ripped New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Thursday; saying the local police force is “furious” over his plans to install a ‘Black Liver Matter’ mural near Trump Tower on 5th avenue in Manhattan.

“Told that @NYCMayorv Bill de Blasio wants to paint the fabled & beautiful Fifth Avenue, right in front of Trump Tower/Tiffany, with a big yellow Black Lives Matter sign. “Pigs in a Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon”, referring to killing Police, is their chant. NYC Police are furious!” posted Trump on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1276206200393064449?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.foxnews.com%2Fpolitics%2Ftrump-hits-back-at-de-blasio-plan-for-blm-mural-outside-trump-tower

Bill de Blasio pledged Tuesday to create a new task force to crackdown on his hometown’s unprecedented use of illegal fireworks this week; saying a “huge sting operation” will target illegal sellers across all five boroughs.

“We’re going to start a huge sting operation to go and get these illegal fireworks at the base, meaning everywhere they’re being sold around New York City and even where they are being sold in surrounding states that we know are flowing into New York City,” he said.

“The sheriff’s office, the FDNY, the NYPD have come together in an illegal fireworks task force. We will have over 40 officers from each of those three organizations, including 12 FDNY fire marshals. The NYPD intelligence bureau will be a part of this effort to help us track down where the fireworks are coming from to begin with. Deputy sheriffs will be out there addressing this at the root,” he added.

Read the full report here.

PRESSLEY: 'Roots of Policing are Inextricably Linked to the Antebellum Slave Patrols of the South’

posted by Hannity Staff - 9.29.20

Squad-member Rep. Ayanna Pressley weighed-in Tuesday on the Democratic Party’s efforts to promote Criminal Justice Reform heading into the 2020 election; saying the “roots of policing” and linked to the “antebellum south.”

“The roots of policing are inextricably linked to the antebellum slave patrols of the south that led to the establishment of all white police departments,” said Pressley. “Since the Fugitive Slave Act, criminal law enforcement has meant the subjugation and de-humanization of black lives.”

Watch Pressley’s comments above.

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