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Ayanna Pressley on Civil Rights

 

 


I support the cause & tactic of NFL players taking a knee

On the topic of the National Football League where players are taking a knee during the National Anthem to protest police brutality, there were some notable differences between Rep. Capuano and Councilor Pressley.

While in support of the players' right to protest, Capuano said "I personally think if you're going to raise an issue like that, you should do it in a way that's actually going to bring people in," adding that he thought that particular action "divided America." Capuano, however, said he agreed with the concept of protest, which was started with former San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick.

Pressley said she supports both the cause and the tactic, adding "it is necessary that we are disruptive right now and making people feel uncomfortable."

Source: WGBH 89.7 FM Radio on 2018 Massachusetts 7th House race , Aug 15, 2018

The LGBTQ community should be treated as equals

Ayanna has long supported the rights of the LGBTQ community to be treated fairly in partnership rights, in marriage and in equal treatment under the law. On the Boston City Council, she co-sponsored the Gender-based Discrimination and Hate Crimes bill, known as the Transgender Civil Rights Bill, co-sponsored a city ordinance that requires city health insurance to cover gender reassignment surgery, and held a hearing to examine the challenges facing LGBTQ youth of color in the city of Boston.
Source: 2018 MA 7th House campaign website AyannaPressley.com , Jul 4, 2018

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