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. 


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.


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 ]

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 ]

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 ]


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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