Progressive Mass Starts with You!

Our work together as agents of progressive change requires significant resources — organizers, materials, databases for voter contact and the best legislative information.

More importantly, 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!

Our 2015-2016 Legislative Agenda

  • Single-Payer Health Care

  • Workers' Justice

  • Progressive Taxation

  • Overturning 'Citizens United'

  • Criminal Justice Reforms


Where's the money?

Cutting budgets and tightening belts has been the standard operating procedure for years now in Massachusetts. When there's not enough revenue, we have to shortchange vital community services and operations, compromising the very things that have made Massachusetts a great place to work, live, and raise a family.

Why this shortfall? Well, $3.3 billion in revenue, yearly, has been lost because of tax cuts. 

Read more about our structural deficit and tax cuts.

It's the Revenue, Stupid!

Forgive us for channeling James Carville here, but it's time to talk frankly about what's really been driving the Massachusetts budget cuts and revenue shortfalls over the last 15 years: some people aren't contributing their fair share.

What happens when the wealthiest 14,000 Massachusetts households pay less than the rest of us? We end up running the Commonwealth on the cheap -- and our schools, infrastructure and communities are left to run on fumes. 

It's no way to run Massachusetts! 

Read more about the problem -- and how we can fix it.

YOU can help pass the Fair Share Amendment! 

Across the state, together with RaiseUp Mass, Progressive MA volunteers like you are helping gather signatures to fix our unfair tax system.

We need to get over 100,000 signatures from every town and city in the Commonwealth. With your help, we will! 

Tell us today how you'll help! 


What I learned about MA’s Public Records Laws from the Olympics

Jonathan Cohn is a member of Progressive Massachusetts and co-founder of No Boston 2024, a group that helped to defeat Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. No Boston 2024 used public records ... [ Read More ]

It's Always Been a Revenue -- and a Fairness -- Problem

Progressive Mass member James Conway takes a deep dive into our state's revenue problem -- and what we can do to fix it.  It’s Always Been a Revenue Problem 1. Investment and Big Ideas 2. Auster... [ Read More ]

Regressive Tax, Progressive Tax, Our Tax

What different kinds of taxes look like:  source: "Who Pays? A 50-State Report by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy" (5th Ed.)    What Massachusetts Taxes Look Like: [ Read More ]

Happening Locally

Progressive Watertown -- powering forward!

Our chapters work on Progressive Mass’s state-wide priorities (legislation, campaigns, elections), such as Raise Up Mass, but they also organize locally around the issues important in their communi... [ Read More ]

Progressive Newton Organizing for Housing

Our chapters work on Progressive Mass’s state-wide priorities (legislation, campaigns, elections), such as Raise Up Mass, but they also organize locally around the issues important in their communi... [ Read More ]

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 ]


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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