Rep. Ayanna Pressley just kicked off her second term in Washington after serving as the first Black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts. Zinhle Essamuah talks to Pressley about the COVID-19 relief bill, minimum wage and student loans, and her personal journey with losing her hair.
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0:40 Trauma of Capitol Riots
2:17 George Floyd and Police Reform
6:27 COVID-19 Relief Package
11:32 Journey With Alopecia
Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) was the first Black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts. As a member of ‘The Squad’ alongside Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib, Pressley has advocated for Medicare for All, defunding ICE, prison reform, bumping the national minimum wage to $15, and forgiving up to $50k in student loan debt per person. We talk to her about the Capitol riots, the COVID-19 relief bill, police reform, her personal journey of losing her hair, and more.
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