Earned Sick Time Now

Our powerful grassroots pressure is working! We raised the minimum wage to $11 an hour. And now we're working to provide Earned Sick Time for all workers. Vote YES on Question 4 on November's ballot to provide five days of earned time off for all.

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Our Shared Prosperity Agenda

Both the President and the Governor have spoken eloquently about rising income inequality and the "solemn duty" to leave no one behind.

Progressive Massachusetts intends to take up that challenge here in the Commonwealth with our Shared Prosperity Agenda

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Second Annual Policy Conference Recap

Our Second Annual Policy Conference was Sunday, April 6, 2013. We had an opening plenary with Congressman Jim McGovern and Noah Berger, President of Mass Budget and Policy; morning Policy Sessions on Jobs, Education, Housing, and Health Care; Afternoon Action Sessions on the same issues; and a Gubernatorial Forum with follow-up questions to our endorsement questionnaires.

View our Storify recap of the day

Don Berwick Endorsed for Governor

After studying our questionnaires, going to forums, meeting candidates and asking tough questions, we asked our members who they wanted to endorse for Governor.

And they overwhelmingly voted to endorse Don Berwick.

Don Berwick surpassed the 60% threshold to receive the endorsement, receiving over 70% of the vote. In a contest with four other candidates seeking endorsement, this is a remarkable achievement, and illustrates how Berwick has the power to reach and inspire voters. 

Read more about our endorsement here.

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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. For these reasons, we are a dues-paying membership organization.

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On the Newsstand

Primary Legislative Recommendations

With 15 days until the primary, we wanted to share with you our recommended slate of primary candidates: Christine Barber for 34th Middlesex State Rep, Mike Day for 31st Middlesex State Rep, Ivette... [ Read More ]

Progressive Mass Endorses Maura Healey for Attorney General

Our sustaining members have voted to endorse Maura Healey for Attorney General.  Maura has the progressive record of leadership and the independence that we need in our next Attorney General - an... [ Read More ]

Governor's Endorsement

If you're not excited about this governor's race, you must not have met Don Berwick yet! -Andrew “Gumby” Breton, Medford We are a grassroots organization -- our members are central to our vision ... [ Read More ]

Happening Locally

Christine Barber Endorsed by CSfC and Medford4MA!

This past spring, longtime supporter and Progressive Massachusetts legislative ally Representative Carl Sciortino stepped down from his seat in the Statehouse. Progressive Massachusetts Chapters Ca... [ Read More ]

Happy Fourth of July from Progressive Newton

We’ve had a busy couple of months. Progressive Newton volunteers were right back out there collecting signatures for the second round of Raise Up Massachusetts’s drive to put a minimum increase and... [ Read More ]

34th Middlesex Candidate Forum

Medford for Mass, Cambridge Somerville for Change and Progressive Democrats of Somerville hosted the 34th Middlesex State Representative Candidate Forum on June 29th at Tufts University. The forum... [ Read More ]

Issues

History of Healthcare Reform in Massachusetts

Over the summer, we are highlighting aspects of our Shared Prosperity Agenda. Our members are sharing their experiences and expertise on Education, Healthcare, Housing, Jobs and Wages, and Progress... [ Read More ]

“Medicare-For-All”: Saving Cost and Minimizing Bureaucratic Red Tape

Over the summer, we are highlighting aspects of our Shared Prosperity Agenda. Our members are sharing their experiences and expertise on Education, Healthcare, Housing, Jobs and Wages, and Progress... [ Read More ]

How Public Schools Shaped My Life

For the next few weeks, Progressive Massachusetts is highlighting one aspect of our Shared Prosperity Agenda, having our members write their perspectives on why Education, Healthcare, Housing, Jobs... [ Read More ]

Take Action

Shared Prosperity Agenda Highlights

For the next few weeks, Progressive Massachusetts is highlighting one aspect of our Shared Prosperity Agenda, having our members write their perspectives on why Education, Healthcare, Housing, Jobs... [ 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 ]

A Six-Month Milestone: How We’ve Grown and We’re We Going

We started in 2011 as a group of progressive organizers, meeting in living rooms, community centers and union halls, to discuss the need for a permanent progressive movement in the Commonwealth. We... [ 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. Progressive Mass welcomes all Progressives regardless of political affiliation. We will work to further progressive values through issue organizing, electoral organizing, and organization-building and education.

 

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