WGBH covered Ayanna's speech at the EMILY's List 30th anniversary gala:
Why Can't EMILY's List Get Millennial Women To Vote? Plus: Ayanna Pressley Walks On Water
By David S. Bernstein
March 6, 2015
The big attention, however, was on Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, who received the second annual Gabbie Giffords Rising Star Award. That earned her a 15 minute speaking slot at the gala, and she nailed it perfectly, telling her story proudly and confidently for a crowd that was ready to eat someone like her up.
Erin Gloria Ryan of Jezebel wrote that “as soon as Pressley opened her mouth, the room went from feeling like a pep rally to feeling like a religious revival.”