The Boston Globe ran Ayanna's op-ed on the role women play in preventing gun violence:
How women can help stop gun violence
By Ayanna Pressley
Nov. 13, 2014
The results of midterm elections have left many despondent over the prospects for their favorite causes. Conservative news outlets are rubbing salt in the wound by trumpeting “Environmentalist groups suffer huge losses” and “Gun control candidates crushed.”
But those working to reduce shootings in our cities need not despair: The election results will actually make little difference.
Although public policy and legislative advocacy can be effective in tackling a range of social problems, it is not the only tool available. And when it comes to the gun violence plaguing our urban communities, it may not even be the most effective.