First Black Woman Set To Represent Massachusetts In Congress
Ayanna Pressley is Black Girl Magic... The 44-year-old was victorious over long-time democratic Rep, Micheal Capuano in last week's primary making her the first Black woman elected to congress from Massachusetts.
Pressley's win comes at the tail end of a primary season in which Black politicians have made a series of advances. She is also serving an area once served by Tip O'Neal and John F. Kennedy.
At a Boston polling station, Pressley told voters, "the ground shifting beneath our feet and the wind at our backs.” She also had the following to say:
“This is a fight for the soul of our party and the future of our democracy,” she told reporters. “This is a disruptive candidacy, a grassroots coalition. It is broad and diverse and deep. People of every walk of life.”
The theme of her acceptance speech: "Change Can't Wait". Pressley is running unopposed this November and is most assuredly going to become the first Black woman from Massachusetts to become a member of Congress.
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