Issues

Massachusetts’ 7th District is comprised of diverse, vibrant communities, but it is also one of the most unequal districts in the Commonwealth – and across the country. Today, when you board the MBTA’s number 1 bus in Cambridge, it’s less than three miles to Dudley Station in Roxbury, but by the time you’ve made the 30-minute trip, median household income in the neighborhoods around you has dropped by nearly $50,000 and life expectancy by as much as 30 years.

These disparities didn’t just happen. They are the result of decades of shortsighted, exclusionary policies that hardened institutional racism, increased income inequality, and advantaged those in power. Ayanna has made it her life’s work to reverse the legacy of these destructive policies by ensuring that those closest to the pain are closest to the power, driving and informing the policymaking.

In Congress, Ayanna is fighting to resist the cruel, draconian policies put forward by the White House, which threaten to take us backwards, and is working everyday – in close partnership with community – to advance bold, empathetic policy on issues of consequence to the people of the Massachusetts 7th, from housing and transportation to healthcare, education justice, and the rights of women and girls.