Ayanna Pressley is a politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district since 2019.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley got her start in progressive politics at a young age, watching as her mother fought for tenants’ rights as an organizer in Chicago. When Rep. Pressley left college to care for her ailing mother, it didn’t stop her political trajectory. After serving as the first woman of color on the Boston City Council, she beat out a long-time incumbent in 2018 for a seat in US House of Representatives. Rep. Pressley joined David to talk about the destruction caused by Covid-19, prioritizing marginalized groups in legislation, criminal justice reform, and the implications of the Georgia Senate runoffs. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
In November, when the Democratic Party lost seats in the House and a hoped-for victory in the Senate fizzled, centrist Democrats were quick to blame left-leaning progressives. Rhetoric about democratic socialism and defunding the police, they said, had scared away moderate voters and was costing the Party its influence. David Remnick speaks with two prominent House members on opposite sides of this debate: Abigail Spanberger, a centrist whose caustic comments about progressive rhetoric were leaked to the press; and Ayanna Pressley, one of the four progressives known as “the Squad,” who insists that “impact,” rather than compromise, is the best way to sway voters.
Today on the show we had Congress woman Ayanna Pressley stop by, where she spoke about the origin of 'The Squad', Power Of Representation, Policy Change and more. Also, Charlamagne gave "Donkey of the Day" to an interracial Florida couple because they got into an argument about a declined request for slave and slave master sexual role play and Angela helped some listeners out during "Ask Yee". Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Feb 3rd, 1974
Dorchester, Illinois, United States of America
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2 hours, 57 minutes
Podchaser Creator ID logo 599590