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Massachusetts House
Ayanna Pressley
(Democrat, district 7)
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Ayanna Pressley on Abortion
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  • Abortion is a woman's right. (Jul 2018)
  • Pro-choice, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Ayanna Pressley on Budget & Economy
Click here for 4 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Federal projects can spur economic growth. (Jul 2018)
  • PVS:Federal spending for economic stimulus. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted NO on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Ayanna Pressley on Civil Rights
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  • I support the cause & tactic of NFL players taking a knee. (Aug 2018)
  • The LGBTQ community should be treated as equals. (Jul 2018)
  • Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Ayanna Pressley on Corporations
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  • No one on Wall Street is bigger than the law. (Jul 2018)
  • PVS:Lower corporate taxes don't promote economic growth. (Aug 2018)
Ayanna Pressley on Crime
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  • Supports message & action of NFL players kneeling in protest. (Sep 2018)
  • High minority incarceration rate is modern day slavery. (Aug 2018)
  • Sponsored bill to abolish federal death penalty. (Dec 2020)
  • Stricter rules for law enforcement accountability. (Mar 2021)
Ayanna Pressley on Drugs
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  • When pot is legalized, licensing needs to be fair. (Jul 2017)
  • PVS:Support recreational marijuana. (Aug 2018)
Ayanna Pressley on Education
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  • Debt free college should be available for all. (Jul 2018)
  • Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Ayanna Pressley on Energy & Oil
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  • We need to encourage renewable energy. (Jul 2018)
  • PVS:Fund renewable energy like wind and solar. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Regulate greenhouse gas emissions. (Aug 2018)
  • Green New Deal: 10-year national mobilization. (Feb 2019)
  • Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Ayanna Pressley on Environment
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  • Empower the EPA; strengthen clean air & water laws. (Jul 2018)
Ayanna Pressley on Families & Children
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  • Paid family leave is a necessity. (Jul 2018)
  • Trump models disrespectful rhetoric & policies toward women. (Jan 2020)
Ayanna Pressley on Foreign Policy
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  • Signed letter opposing Israeli annexation of territories. (Jul 2020)
  • Sponsored bill to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
Ayanna Pressley on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ayanna Pressley on Government Reform
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  • Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access. (Mar 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access. (Feb 2021)
  • Sponsored impeachment of Trump for inciting insurrection. (Jan 2021)
  • Sponsored bill for statehood for Washington D.C. (Apr 2021)
  • Restrict presidential powers and require tax returns. (Dec 2021)
Ayanna Pressley on Gun Control
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  • Gun control needs to be implemented now. (Jul 2018)
  • Support gun-control, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
  • Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
Ayanna Pressley on Health Care
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  • Pushed for federal COVD testing to gather race statistics. (May 2021)
  • Gather COVID testing info for race & ethnicity. (May 2021)
  • Healthy MOMMIES Act: expand Medicaid. (Jun 2020)
  • Obamacare should be further implemented. (Jul 2018)
  • Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Ayanna Pressley on Homeland Security
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  • PVS:Cut defense to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
  • Sponsored "Combating International Islamophobia Act". (Dec 2021)
Ayanna Pressley on Immigration
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  • No compromise: no funding for border wall. (Sep 2018)
  • No funding in any bill for Trump's hate wall. (Aug 2018)
  • America needs to be immigrant friendly. (Jul 2018)
  • Opposes border wall, according to CC survey. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship. (Aug 2018)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Apr 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban. (Apr 2021)
Ayanna Pressley on Jobs
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  • A higher Federal minimum wage is beneficial. (Jul 2018)
  • Sponsored bill for strengthening union organizing. (Mar 2021)
Ayanna Pressley on Principles & Values
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  • Policy is my love language; Warren speaks it fluently. (May 2021)
  • Policy is my love language; Warren speaks it fluently. (May 2021)
  • Dealing with threats: no one got into this to be a martyr. (Dec 2020)
  • Support progressive legislation with activist leadership. (Sep 2018)
  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Create Commission to investigate Jan. 6 Capitol riots. (Jun 2021)
Ayanna Pressley on Social Security
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  • Social Security is crucial and must not be cut. (Jul 2018)
Ayanna Pressley on Tax Reform
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  • Our tax code should relieve the 99%. (Jul 2018)
  • PVS:Increase taxes to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Ayanna Pressley on Technology
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  • Spending on infrastructure will benefit Americans. (Jul 2018)
Ayanna Pressley on War & Peace
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  • PVS:No U.S. military intervention in the Mideast. (Aug 2018)
  • No military force against Iran without Congress approval. (Feb 2020)
  • Asked State Dept to oppose Israeli annexation of West Bank. (Jun 2019)
  • Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq. (Jun 2021)
Ayanna Pressley on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Abortion is a woman's right: Strongly Favors topic 1
Pro-choice, according to PVS survey: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports message & action of NFL players kneeling in protest: Strongly Favors topic 2
I support the cause & tactic of NFL players taking a knee: Strongly Favors topic 2
Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Favors topic 2
Trump models disrespectful rhetoric & policies toward women: Favors topic 2
Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Sponsored "Combating International Islamophobia Act": Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
The LGBTQ community should be treated as equals: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Obamacare should be further implemented: Strongly Favors topic 5
Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Social Security is crucial and must not be cut: Strongly Opposes topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Empower the EPA; strengthen clean air & water laws: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
High minority incarceration rate is modern day slavery: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Sponsored bill to abolish federal death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Stricter rules for law enforcement accountability: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Gun control needs to be implemented now: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Support gun-control, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Our tax code should relieve the 99%: Strongly Favors topic 11
PVS:Increase taxes to balance budget: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
No compromise: no funding for border wall: Strongly Favors topic 12
No funding in any bill for Trump's hate wall: Strongly Favors topic 12
America needs to be immigrant friendly: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes border wall, according to CC survey: Favors topic 12
PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored bill to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Strongly Favors topic 14
Asked State Dept to oppose Israeli annexation of West Bank: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
PVS:Cut defense to balance budget: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Signed letter opposing Israeli annexation of territories: Strongly Opposes topic 17
PVS:No U.S. military intervention in the Mideast: Favors topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq: Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
We need to encourage renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
PVS:Fund renewable energy like wind and solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
PVS:Regulate greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Green New Deal: 10-year national mobilization: Favors topic 18
Rated Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
When pot is legalized, licensing needs to be fair: Strongly Opposes topic 19
PVS:Support recreational marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Federal projects can spur economic growth: Favors topic 20
A higher Federal minimum wage is beneficial: Strongly Favors topic 20
PVS:Federal spending for economic stimulus: Strongly Favors topic 20
Rated Voted NO on $900 billion COVID relief package: Strongly Opposes topic 20
$1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Favors topic 20

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