Are You Listening, Legislators?

President-Elect Donald Trump has appointed a notorious school privatizer to run his Department of Education. 

In contrast to the privatizing forces about to be unleashed on the rest of the country, Massachusetts has instead shown that we value excellence in traditional public schools for all children. 

The question is -- will the State House listen? 

Registering Muslims. Mass Deportations. No.

Massachusetts must take a stand against federal encroachment and overreach, and instead lead as an example on sensible immigration reform that respects our communities.

We have a lot of work to do right here in Massachusetts. But when we fight, we can win. 

Click here to read more and call the Governor.

A Blueprint for Another Way.

The nation's new president has signaled strongly a return, with a vengeance, to damaging conservative policies of the past, threatening our communities, our economy and our climate. 

While we must resist on the national front, we must both preserve and advance a progressive framework right here in Massachusetts. 

We have much room for improvement -- and it is more urgent than ever. 

Read our Progressive Platform here.

Connecting Progressives Across the Commonwealth.

Grassroots organizing is a foundational mission of Progressive Massachusetts. It's pretty simple -- we are more effective when we are organized and connected with other progressives.

Signing up on our email list means you will be the first to hear about events in your community, to get the substantive and time-sensitive information for action. We will also connect you with other chapters in your area. Or, you could help develop one yourself! 

Get plugged in, and help us strengthen our grassroots progressive power! 

Perspectives on November 2016.

Elections, from the big ones to the local, are endings of campaigns, but they are just part of a larger story of working on our choices together as a community. 

We asked organizers Jonathan Cohn, Amanda Smith, and Jordan Berg Powers to capture their impressions before too much time and distance had passed. 

Read short them here.

Tell us how you'd like to help!

On electoral campaigns, issues and community organizing, there's always a way to get involved and lend a hand.

At time-sensitive moments, we put out periodic calls to action, when our citizen engagement can make the most difference. Filling out your volunteer profile helps us know we can count on you when it's most important. 

Let us know, here, how you can help. 

Savoring Our Victories, Preparing for the Battles Ahead.

On November 18, progressives from all over Massachusetts came together in Newton to reconnect and reflect on the past year. While we the national trend dominates all of our concerns, our member-activists are more determined than ever to dig in to the ongoing work of organizing and mobilizing our communities to engage on the issues that matter. 

Read more from the evening from Senator Jamie Eldridge

Become a part of our efforts -- join us as a member!

Elections

Election 2016: Move to Massachusetts

I would like Massachusetts to run an ad campaign across the country that says, "Are you scared of your neighbor? Come to Massachusetts, we voted against Nixon and Donald Trump, overwhelmingly. W... [ Read More ]

Election 2016: Reflections from a Progressive Grassroots Organizer for HRC

I feel a tremendous grief for what has been and will likely be lost, as well as fear for what is likely to rain down on the most vulnerable in our society as a result of this election. I strongly ... [ Read More ]

Election 2016: The Ballot Questions

The national news on Tuesday was quite grim (I didn’t actually learn the ultimate results until Wednesday morning, avoiding the news late Tuesday night for the sake of mental health). And although... [ Read More ]

Issues

In the Dark, Undoing the Voters' Will

On November 8, almost 54 percent of voters in the Commonwealth voted to legalize recreational marijuana, an important step in advancing social and racial justice and combating over-policing and ma... [ Read More ]

On Question 2 the Voters Have Spoken. Is Beacon Hill Getting the Message?

I know that most of us here in Massachusetts are still reeling from the results of the Presidential election, but I feel compelled to share some thoughts on the outcome of the vote to raise the cap... [ Read More ]

Dark Money and the Charter Campaign

Want a Halloween fright? Peel back the curtain and look at the dark money behind Question 2.   If you want to know who is funding all those commercials for lifting the cap on charter schools in Ma... [ Read More ]

Happening Locally

JP Progressives take on Criminal Justice Reform

Report from the field  -- JPProgressives convened a community conversation on mass incarceration, following the lead of their chapter members. Engaging with neighbors, activists, advocates and leg... [ Read More ]

Confronting Racism - Progressive Watertown Member Speaks at Rally

Richard Marcus is a member of Progressive Massachusetts and is on the Steering Committee of Progressive Watertown. Watertown's chapter held a series of forums on Race and the Criminal Justice Syste... [ Read More ]

Organizing Worcester for Progressive Wins

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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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