Congresswoman Lori Trahan is a newly elected legislator representing the Massachusetts 3rd Congressional District. She’s a vocal opponent of racism and recently stated during an online event that racism is a public health issue, in response to the Lowell City Council voting that it’s not.
“This is an extremely important issue that has been made worse by the coronavirus pandemic, which has disproportionately affected Black men and women,” Trahan said. “Make no mistake: Racism is a public health crisis, and as a community and as a nation we know we can fix this problem, but we need to start by actually acknowledging that this issue is real and that it continues to persist in every corner of our country.”
Trahan’s statement on racism being a public health crisis was made one day after the Lowell City Council voted 5-4 against a motion that made the same declaration. That motion was made by Mayor John Leahy. Instead, councilors approved a substitute motion filed by Councilors Rodney Elliott and William Samaras that addressed racism in the city but did not make a declaration that racism is a public health threat.
Racism is a public health crisis.
— Congresswoman Lori Trahan (@RepLoriTrahan) July 17, 2020
Congresswoman Trahan tweets frequently about her disdain for racism and is a cosponsor of a bill that will authorize reparations to all black Americans in order to right the wrongs of the historical injustices that folks like LeBron James and Oprah have suffered at the hands of their oppressors.
Today, On #Juneteenth, @HouseJudiciary held a historic hearing on #HR40, legislation to consider a study of reparations. I’m a cosponsor because I don’t believe we can ignore our past, & honest conversation about racism in America is an important step toward healing those wounds. https://t.co/iOJj5pSM9R
— Congresswoman Lori Trahan (@RepLoriTrahan) June 20, 2019
Systemic racism is very real, and for too long has limited the ability of black and brown communities to compete, to earn a good living, and finally, empower their children to do the same. We each have a role to play to fix this. We must rise to the occasion. 2/2
— Congresswoman Lori Trahan (@RepLoriTrahan) February 1, 2019
She frequently condemns President Trump for being a racist.
This is a racist and despicable type of political attack. Should have no place in the United States. https://t.co/x4VQ51S0D1
— Congresswoman Lori Trahan (@RepLoriTrahan) March 4, 2019
These shameful and racist comments by our President do not make America great. They are meant to divide us, and ultimately make us weaker as a people & country. The Congresswomen being attacked are every bit as American as Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/0xFtkfpjH7
— Congresswoman Lori Trahan (@RepLoriTrahan) July 14, 2019
The Asian American community does not deserve to be targeted with these racist attacks. The words of our elected leaders matter. All of our words matter, and it’s important that we all deal with facts and treat each other with respect. We are all in this together. https://t.co/LxQC8J7BJ1
— Congresswoman Lori Trahan (@RepLoriTrahan) March 25, 2020
I just voted to condemn the President’s racist tweets. His language and behavior are meant to divide us but we won’t let that happen. Our diversity is our strength and our squad is stronger than his.
— Congresswoman Lori Trahan (@RepLoriTrahan) July 17, 2019
She believes our society is systemically racist, particularly the police, and believes they need reform to cleanse them of their racist ways.
The time to act is now.
TODAY: Join @RepKarenBass and me at 12pm for a conversation about Congress’ work on police reform, tackling systemic racism, and how we can work together & stay involved as a community in the coming months.https://t.co/ESi6kavQuj pic.twitter.com/krYeumiIqJ
— Congresswoman Lori Trahan (@RepLoriTrahan) July 7, 2020
Except Congresswoman Trahan has a racist past herself. In Trahan’s Lowell High School 1991 yearbook there are multiple pictures of her wearing Native American headdress, making the “how” sign, and wearing stereotypical Native American face paint.
Lori Trahan was Lori Loureiro back then, which the yearbook editor mixed up.
She was a standout volleyball player and the President of the National Honor Society.
But none of that matters because she was also a rabid racist, and she must be cancelled immediately. Previously I might’ve given her a pass considering she was just 18 at the time, but her team made the new rules and I’m just playing by them. Considering all the pandering she’s done about racism, including to the Native American community, I demand that she disavow her racist ways, resign immediately, and hand over her seat, preferably to an indigenous transgender woman.
Native American communities are historically undercounted in the census. So, today on #NativeAmericanActionDay, let’s make sure everyone is counted. If you haven’t filled out your #2020Census yet, take 10 minutes out of your day:
— Congresswoman Lori Trahan (@RepLoriTrahan) June 18, 2020
Embracing diversity is one of our greatest strengths. That was on display this morning at the Lowell Community Charter School. It was a pleasure to celebrate the Americas and the rich cultures of Hispanic, Brazilian, and Native Americans with elementary students today! #MA3
— Congresswoman Lori Trahan (@RepLoriTrahan) November 6, 2019
Today, I was glad to help open new galleries at the @ConcordMuseum, which are designed not only to showcase the birthplace of the American Revolution, but also to honor People of Musketaquid & the important story of Native Americans who lived here centuries before us. pic.twitter.com/Ti3rDRTvkd
— Congresswoman Lori Trahan (@RepLoriTrahan) October 11, 2019
Let’s keep in mind that she demanded Brett Kavanaugh be kept off the Supreme Court and posted this right after his high school yearbook pictures were made public, in which he said he liked to drink beer.
Official Statement from Lori Trahan: “The time has come for Brett Kavanaugh to withdraw his nomination and for us to demand a new nominee.” pic.twitter.com/CemmEHp4ZF
— Lori Trahan (@LoriTrahanMA) September 24, 2018
The time has come for racist Lori Trahan to withdraw her acceptance of the seat of representative 3rd congressional district of Massachusetts and demand a new nonbinary congresswoman of color. We are now facing numerous credible allegations of racist actions and unmet demands for truth. She has covered this up for years, and had she been honest about her racist past she likely would’ve lost to noted person of color Dan Koh, who she beat by just 100 votes. It is not enough to simply apologize and pay reparations. Too much is at stake to protect Native American people from the public health crisis of racism. Cultural appropriation is an act of violence, as is her silence on this matter. Racism is a public health crisis and these images put people of color in danger. We hereby demand that the entire Massachusetts Congressional delegation, included noted Native American woman Elizabeth Warren, loudly condemn Congresswoman Trahan’s over racism.
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