1. Councilors Briefed on Violence Against Women

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    Boston City Councilors sit down for a listening session in Roxbury about violence against women--ranging from catcalls in the street to partner violence and human trafficking. Report for BNN News. Aired August 28, 2013.

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    • Councilors: More Alcohol Licenses Needed for Restaurants

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      Boston City Councilors Ayanna Pressley and Tito Jackson make the case for helping some neighborhood businesses such as restaurants get more access to alcoholic beverage licenses. Intgerview on BNN News. Aired July 17, 2013.

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      • Alumni MX: Ayanna Pressley '92

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        Monday, May 6, 2013

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        • City Councilors Discuss Boston Voc-Ed Future

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          City Councilors Tito Jackson and Ayanna Pressley talk about this week's hearing in Roxbury on the future of Madison Park Technical Vocational High School. Interview on BNN News. Aired June 28, 2012.

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          • Women in Politics: Part II, Are Women Starting to do Better?

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            Part III: Are Women Starting to Do Better? Part III explores whether women are starting to do better in local, state, and national politics. Niki Tsongas, Ayanna Pressley, Sonia Chang Diaz, Andrea Cabral, Lois Pines, Cynthia Creem, Ruth Balsar, Marisa DeFranco, Kay Khan, Puja Mehta, Lisa Wong, and Mara Dolan address the issues of whether men are more corrupt than women when they occupy public office? Are women starting to do better in Massachusetts politics? Why have there been many female heads of state in foreign countries but no female president of the United States? Should women feel compelled to support the candidacy of other women? Was Sarah Palin subject to sexism or to her own inadequacies? How was Hillary Clinton treated as a candidate?

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            • Women in Politics: Part II, Obstacles

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              In this four part series, many prominent women speak about their experience in being a distinct minority in Massachusetts politics. Niki Tsongas, Ayanna Pressley, Sonia Chang Diaz, Andrea Cabral, Lois Pines, Cynthia Creem, Ruth Balsar, Marisa DeFranco, Kay Khan, Puja Mehta, Lisa Wong, and Mara Dolan, all leading female politicians in Massachusetts, discuss topics ranging from the way the press treats female candidates to whether women are less corrupt than their male counterparts. Although these women have problems with discrimination, each is upbeat about the future. Each finds that the arc of the universe is longer than each would like but that it is bending toward equality and justice (to paraphrase Martin Luther King). Part II deals with some of the obstacles that women encounter as they seek and hold higher office. We explore whether there is a difference between the way men and women behave once in office? Is it harder for women to fundraise? Does the way the media approach female candidates discourage them from running for office? How do women balance their work and family responsibilities?

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              • Women in Politics: Part IV, the Way Forward

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                In this four part series, many prominent women speak about their experience in being a distinct minority in Massachusetts politics. Niki Tsongas, Ayanna Pressley, Sonia Chang Diaz, Andrea Cabral, Lois Pines, Cynthia Creem, Ruth Balsar, Marisa DeFranco, Kay Khan, Puja Mehta, Lisa Wong, and Mara Dolan, all leading female politicians in Massachusetts, discuss topics ranging from the way the press treats female candidates to whether women are less corrupt than their male counterparts. Although these women have problems with discrimination, each is upbeat about the future. Each finds that the arc of the universe is longer than each would like but that it is bending toward equality and justice (to paraphrase Martin Luther King). Part IV, the concluding episode, explores the strategies that women can enlist to forge ahead into a state of real equality. The featured politicians give advice to women who want to run for office. They also discuss strategies that women can employ to be more successful in politics. Finally, they seek the way forward. They hope that the time will soon arrive when at least 50% of CEO's, senators, representatives and US presidents are women.

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                • Brown Vs. Pressley on Health Coverage Limits

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                  US Senator Scott Brown (R-Massachusetts) and Boston City Councilor at Large Ayanna Pressley state their positions about legislation supported by Brown that would allow limits to be placed on health insurance by employers for reasons of conscience. Report for BNN News. Aired February 27, 2012.

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                  • Women in Politics: Niki Tsongas and Ayanna Pressley at the Emerge Massachusetts Graduation

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                    Emerge Massachusetts is an organization recruiits and trains Democratic women to run for office.Each year they graduate about 20 women from their program. This year, 2011, US Representative Niki Tsongas and Boston City Coucillor Ayanna Pressley spoke at the graduation, each speaking movingly about the importance of Emerge and giving the women some key points in how they should pursue their future goals.

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