Boston Musicians Association Endorses Ayanna Pressley for Congress
Boston — The Ayanna Pressley for Congress Campaign announced the endorsement of the Boston Musicians Association (BMA). The BMA is the leading advocate for all musicians in the area with over 1,600 members.
“The Boston Musicians’ Association is proud to endorse Ayanna Pressley in her campaign for the Democratic nomination for the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District. As part of the American Federation of Musicians, the largest Musicians Union in the world, we are well aware of the challenges that impact our livelihood. The 7th District in particular has an unusually high density of professional musicians and artists. With Ayanna Pressley on our side we know she will bring fierce advocacy to Congress on behalf of the artistic community with a focus on protection of and proper remuneration for intellectual property, the fruit of our creative labors. Ayanna Pressley for Congress is music to our ears,” said Robert Couture, resident of the Fenway area and Vice President of the BMA.
As a Boston City Councilor, Pressley has been a steadfast advocate for the arts and artists, championing efforts to create official arts and cultural districts in the City of Boston, promoting expanded arts education in public schools, fighting for an increase in the minimum wage, and working to preserve affordable housing and workspaces for artists. She will continue this advocacy in Congress and fight for greater recognition of the arts as the vital economic driver they are, greater funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, expanded small business loans for creative enterprises, and more arts education programs.
“I am honored to have earned the support of the Boston Musicians Association. Musicians and other members of the creative class face many challenges, and I have been proud to advocate for them during my time on the Boston City Council. From the creation of the first literary district to designation of the Fenway neighborhood as an arts district, recognizing the cultural and economic benefits of the arts is incredibly important” said Pressley. “In Congress, I will proudly continue my advocacy for the rights of the BMA and its members to organize, and will be a steadfast advocate to address the challenges facing musicians in the digital age”