Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) blasted Walgreens Pharmacy for closing locations in minority communities, following the company’s announcement that it will close its location in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.
The “Squad” Democrat said on the House floor on Tuesday that she joined with Sens. Edward Markey (D-MA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to “demand answers” from Walgreens CEO Tim Wentworth.
“Shame on you, Walgreens,” Pressley said. “Walgreens is a multibillion-dollar corporation that needs to put their money where their mouth is and stop divesting from black and brown communities.”
“Having a website with talking points about health equity and underserved communities is not enough,” she said.
Walgreens cited local market dynamics and the changing buying habits of customers for recent closures.
Addressing House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), Pressley attacked Walgreens for “planning to close yet another pharmacy