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Fri Dec 21, 2018, 09:19 AM

Ayanna Pressley Will Get Her Dream Office Thanks To Fellow Rep.-elect Katie Hill

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2018/12/219775/ayanna-pressley-shirley-chisholm-office-swap-katie-hill

Ayanna Pressley's longtime dream has been to occupy the office once held by her "shero" Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman to ever be elected to Congress. Pressley, who defeated a 10-term incumbent in the primary and in November became Massachusetts' first Black congresswoman, has often spoken about how Chisholm paved the way for women like her to serve the country.

This is why at the office lottery for freshman lawmakers, a high-stakes event that took place at the end of the congressional orientation last month, Pressley tried to channel Chisholm's good vibes as she drew her number. But the Democrat from Massachusetts' 7th congressional district wasn't so lucky, drawing the slot no. 38 out of 85, which left her with poor chances of getting to pick her dream office.

Enter Katie Hill, an incoming representative from California who was also one of the many women who pulled major upsets against Republican incumbents in the midterm election. Hill, from CA-25, offered to swap offices with Pressley because she knew how much Chisholm's legacy meant to her.

The former Boston city councilwoman tweeted Monday: "Wow! TY Mommy for the extra bday luck! We just learned my Congressional Office designation will be #ShirleyChisholm's former office. How's that for divine intervention, AND the selflessness of my colleague @KatieHill4CA who drew a better lottery# but still wanted me to have it."
In a retweet, Hill responded: "No doubt you’re going to do amazing things from that office — I am so excited to serve with you!"

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Reply Ayanna Pressley Will Get Her Dream Office Thanks To Fellow Rep.-elect Katie Hill (Original post)
Celerity Dec 2018 OP
riversedge Dec 2018 #1
Pacifist Patriot Dec 2018 #2
BumRushDaShow Dec 2018 #3
calimary Dec 2018 #16
BumRushDaShow Dec 2018 #17
panader0 Dec 2018 #4
mcar Dec 2018 #5
Sancho Dec 2018 #6
flibbitygiblets Dec 2018 #9
Hermit-The-Prog Dec 2018 #21
deurbano Dec 2018 #7
kimmylavin Dec 2018 #11
Beaverhausen Dec 2018 #12
calimary Dec 2018 #14
deurbano Dec 2018 #18
winstars Dec 2018 #19
diane in sf Dec 2018 #22
denbot Dec 2018 #8
Kurt V. Dec 2018 #10
George II Dec 2018 #13
Gothmog Dec 2018 #15
Stinky The Clown Dec 2018 #20
lilactime Dec 2018 #23
Wounded Bear Dec 2018 #24

Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 09:25 AM

1. What a beautiful thing to do.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 09:35 AM

2. Love it!

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 09:36 AM

3. Oh wow.

That was a beautiful gesture!

From sea to shining sea!



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 11:41 AM

16. Hands across America, 2018-style.

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Response to calimary (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 11:52 AM

17. Yup!

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 09:39 AM

4. Very cool. Rec.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 09:40 AM

5. Classy

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 10:12 AM

6. Shows why we need more women in government...and in the White House!

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Response to Sancho (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 10:58 AM

9. So true. This is how women typically behave. Men, not so much.

Yes, I know there are exceptions that run both ways. I'm referring to what we normally see in homes, at work, in society.

Proportionate representation of women in congress will be culture-changing in positive ways, and this is a very good example.

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Response to Sancho (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 03:12 PM

21. this is what happens when you let women meddle with gubmint

Silly creatures think yer s'posed to work together, get stuff done, and crazy commie ideas like that. What if others started acting like that?

Madness. Sheer madness.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 10:22 AM

7. Yay, Katie Hill! My daughter helped GOTV for her from SF w/Red to Blue.

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Response to deurbano (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 11:16 AM

11. And I got the opportunity to vote for her!

So happy to get rid of Steve Knight.
Even happier that it was voting for someone I think is going to be great! 😊

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Response to deurbano (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 11:24 AM

12. I was at a friend's house in Santa Clarita and saw two young women walk down the street...

...in late October. I assumed they might be walking for Katie Hill and I was right. My friends had already absentee voted but we had a nice chat with them anyway.

Love Katie Hill.

I'm stuck with Brad Sherman in the SFV. Ugh.

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Response to deurbano (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 11:30 AM

14. We started activating in LA Democratic groups to flip districts,

that one in particular, as of almost three years ago. Santa Monica Dems, Monkey Wrench Brigade, and more were organizing carpools of people heading up the 405 to the 25th district (now formerly republi-CON Steve Knight’s) to register voters, talk to people, lobby for change. Almost every weekend there was some kind of activity generated. Especially focused on the 25th district.

And all that work paid off! Similar efforts were focused on Orange County districts to the south. And they worked, too. The formerly rash-red OC is now all true-blue! But Lordy there was an avalanche of activism aimed specifically at District 25, republi-CON Steve Knight’s district. Not his district anymore, though!

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Response to calimary (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 01:56 PM

18. THANK you!

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Response to calimary (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 02:24 PM

19. Thanks!!! Her ads were very good. Here in the Southbay 3 different GOTV teams came to my door!

Ted Lieu is my Congressman and its a fairly safe seat. So I was heartened that these young Dems came knocking on my door. I thanked them profusely for canvassing.

Steve Knight: hopefully today was his LAST VOTE!!!

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Response to deurbano (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 08:13 PM

22. Me too! I did a brief bit of volunteering in SF and she's who I ended up calling for.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 10:35 AM

8. Nice

Best wishes to our Dem freshman congress men and women.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 10:59 AM

10. k&r

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 11:27 AM

13. What a great way for those two freshwomen to "bond" in the House. I think....

...we're going to see a great session of cooperation among all Democrats in the House next year. Can't wait!

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 11:36 AM

15. This made me smile

Rep. Kattie Hill is a great member of the Democratic Party

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 03:05 PM

20. So typical of how women work and lead.

I am happy for Ayanna Pressley, but so VDERY proud of Katie Hill for doing what she did. Incredible collegiality.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 08:25 PM

23. K&R!

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 08:33 PM

24. Nice to see the solidarity and generosity...

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