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Trahan, Castor, Markey, Blumenthal Press Meta on Eating Disorder Content Targeting Kids and Teens on Instagram

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) joined Congresswoman Kathy Castor (FL-14) and Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to demand answers from Meta CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, regarding a new study on the proliferation of pro-eating disorder content on Instagram. The reportprovides new evidence that…

Grant will help Clinton's WHEAT buy generator to help with food pantry

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Grant will help Clinton's WHEAT buy generator to help with food pantry CLINTON - Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) joined community leaders April 13 to celebrate critical federal investments in food security at WHEAT Community Connections in Clinton. The group discussed the importance of the $26,838 in federal funding, participated in a brief tour of the facility, and…

Trahan, Markey, Castor, and Blumenthal Statement on Facebook Plans to Pause Instagram for Kids

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-T), and Congresswoman Kathy Castor (FL-14) released the following statement after Facebook announced its intention to “pause” its plans to develop Instagram for Kids. “We are pleased that Facebook has heeded our calls to stop plowing ahead with its plans to launch a…

Ten House lawmakers urge Esper to restore funding for Stars and Stripes

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Ten House lawmakers urge Esper to restore funding for Stars and Stripes By: Wyatt Olson A group of House lawmakers expressed “strong opposition” to a planned funding cut for the Stars and Stripes news organization in a Wednesday letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper. “Beyond serving as a reminder of home, the journalists at Stars and Stripes provide over 1 million daily readers…

Rep. Lori Trahan Joins Call For Police Accountability

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Rep. Lori Trahan Joins Call For Police Accountability Trahan co-sponsored Rep. Ayanna Pressley's resolution to condemn police brutality after the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. By Christopher Huffaker, Patch Staff ANDOVER, MA — Congresswoman Lori Trahan joined four representatives Friday in sponsoring a resolution to condemn police brutality after the death of…

Building an industrial base to protect America’s public health

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It is shocking that hospitals in Massachusetts lack the equipment they need to treat the surge of patients suffering from COVID-19, and maddening that so many brave frontline health care workers lack the personal protective equipment (PPE) to safely do their jobs. As we support those working to save lives now, we also must ensure that the mistakes hampering their efforts aren’t repeated…