Our Shared Prosperity Agenda

We must reject rising wealth inequality in Massachusetts and create an economy that leaves no one behind. It will take time -- but we are setting out bold goals and incremental steps to get there. 

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Being an effective change agent requires significant resources — organizers, materials, a voter file for canvasses and phone banks, access to the best legislative information. More importantly, to build a progressive Massachusetts we need a community committed, grassroots progressive advocates, invested in making the changes we need to make a more progressive Massachusetts. Join us as a dues-paying member and help shape our organization!

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A Wake-Up Call: The Collapsing MBTA

What happens when you strip budgets to the bone? Systems fall apart.

What's happened to the MBTA should be a wake-up call -- we need to end austerity governing and start investing in Massachusetts once again. 

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Our 2015-2016 Legislative Agenda

  • Single-Payer Health Care

  • Workers' Justice

  • Progressive Taxation

  • Overturning 'Citizens United'

  • Criminal Justice Reforms

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On the Newsstand

Meet the Progressives of November 4

It’s an open Massachusetts secret that despite our marquee liberals on the national stage, when it comes to the state level, we’re not nearly as progressive as we could be. When you look at our ske... [ Read More ]

November 4, Vote for Our Values

ON NOVEMBER 4, VOTE Martha Coakley for Governor Steve Kerrigan for Lieutenant Governor Maura Healey for Attorney General Deb Goldberg for Treasurer *see our legislative recommendations, he... [ Read More ]

Ask Your Candidates to Complete a Progressive Mass Questionnaire

Don't see a Progressive Mass recommendation for your local races? With two hundred Legislative seats up for re-election every two years, many of which feature uncontested races where the incumben... [ Read More ]

Happening Locally

Fixing the MBTA Imperative for Our Economy: PM Member Robert Fitzpatrick in the Boston Globe

This essay originally appeared in Boston Globe West  - March 22, 2015.  Does the state need to adopt additional tax increases to address the problems of the MBTA and its overall transportation nee... [ Read More ]

Fixing the T Requires Investment: PM Member Kevin Loechner in the Boston Globe

This essay originally appeared in Boston Globe South  - March 14, 2015.  Should we increase taxes to fix the T? YES By Kevin Loechner of Hull, member of Progressive Massachusetts, Democratic activi... [ Read More ]

Regressive Tax Structure Helps the Richest, Hurts Communities: PM Member Chris Matthews in the Boston Globe

This essay originally appeared in Boston Globe South  - March 7, 2015.  Should the state adopt a graduated income tax? YES By Chris Matthews of Scituate, member of Progressive Massachusetts and ... [ Read More ]

Issues

Medicare for All? PM Director Ben Wright in the Boston Globe

This essay originally appeared in Boston Globe South  - March 21, 2015.  Should Massachusetts adopt a single-payer healthcare system?  Yes By Ben Wright, director of Progressive Massachusetts. Ben ... [ Read More ]

Muddling Along, Makeshift Fixes and Misdirection: Analysis of Gov. Baker's FY2016 Budget Proposal

Analysis by Robert Fitzpatrick, Progressive Newton On March 4, Governor Charlie Baker released his proposed state budget for Fiscal Year 2016, which starts this July 1. The new Governor’s first ... [ Read More ]

Boston Globe: Sen. Eldridge Makes the Case for Graduated MA Income Taxes

Excerpted from the Boston Globe. Should the state adopt a graduated income tax? Yes  State senator James Eldridge, an Acton Democrat Last week, I filed a constitutional amendment to create a g... [ Read More ]

Take Action

YesOn4MA

We have been working on the Raise Up Massachusetts Campaign with 100 other faith, community, and labor organizations across the Commonwealth to provide a raise in the minimum wage and access to ear... [ Read More ]

Shared Prosperity Agenda Highlights

Progressive Massachusetts is highlighting one aspect of our Shared Prosperity Agenda, with members writing their perspectives on why Education, Healthcare, Housing, Jobs and Wages, and Progressive ... [ Read More ]

Raise Up Massachusetts - Join the Fight

Massachusetts is one of the most prosperous states in the nation and yet many of our residents live just at or above the poverty line. Join the fight for economic justice by petitioning to get mini... [ Read More ]

Mission

Progressive Massachusetts is a statewide, diverse grassroots organization. We organize around progressive issues in Massachusetts, help elect and support progressive candidates for public office who are committed to making a difference on these issues, and hold elected officials accountable to progressive positions and values. We welcome all Progressives regardless of political affiliation. Through issue organizing, electoral organizing, and organization-building and education, we are working to advance progressive values.

 

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