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Take Action: Our 2019-2020 Legislative Agenda

When cherished values and policies are being attacked on the national level by the Trump administration, it's all the more important for Massachusetts to be a leader. We're ready to right to make it one.

Our 2019-2020 Legislative Agenda advances our core goals of Shared Prosperity, Racial and Social Justice, Good Government and Strong Democracy, and Sustainable Infrastructure and Environmental Protection.

 

Read more and take action here.

Are Your Legislators Fighting for Progressive Values?

We believe that Democracy functions best when there’s transparency. And, our Massachusetts Legislature functions best when citizens know what votes our elected officials are taking and when we can compare their actions to their rhetoric.

That's why we put together our SCORECARD of the Legislature, identifying the key roll call votes from the past legislative session.

 

 

How did your legislators do?

2020: What's on the Ballot

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MA Senate & MA House Primary & General Elections across the State

We ask the hard questions of candidates. You make the decisions. We all hold them accountable.

Check out candidate questionnaires -- and our endorsements.

 

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A Progressive COVID-19 Response Agenda

We have a public health crisis on our hands. We have an economic crisis on our hands. We have a democratic crisis on our hands.

And these are compounding crises we were ALREADY facing, such as an inequality crisis that ripples across all aspects of society.

It's time for bold action from our Legislature.

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Issues

Charlie Baker Shows His True Colors by Vetoing Climate Legislation, Tenant Protections

Over the past month, Governor Charlie Baker, who often gets an undeserved reputation as a moderate, has shown his conservative side on issue after issue. Last month, he vetoed legislation to expand equitable access to abortion care (thankfully, the Legislature had the votes to override him). And he got the Legislature to weaken a facial surveillance ban and use of force standards in their police accountability bill with a veto threat. Baker continued this pattern last week. (Read More...)

Tell Baker to Sign These Bills

Last week was quite the week--to put it mildly. Lost amidst the euphoria around exciting election wins in Georgia and the terrifying display of white supremacist violence in the attempted coup in the US Capitol was the news of the end of the legislative session here in Massachusetts -- and the start of the new one. Back in July, the Legislature voted to extend the legislative session. That didn't mean votes that were more spread out over time--just another end-of-session crunch, but later. (Read More...)

A Chaotic Final Day of the Session, with Some Notable Victories

The formal legislative session in Massachusetts typically ends on July 31 every even-numbered year. Beyond that, the Legislature remains in "informal" session, with only a handful of legislators actually present and only non-controversial policies advanced (if anything at all). Back in July, with no budget in the near future, the Legislature voted to extend the formal session, enabling it to go as long as it possibly could -- until 11:59 pm on Tuesday, January 5. That didn't stop them, howeve... (Read More...)

Happening Locally

What New Progressive Actions Will You Be Taking in 2019?

What New Progressive Actions Will You Be Taking in 2019? This is a new year and there is so much we can begin to accomplish! Join Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale to learn about progressive issues and actions you can take during the new year. On January 23, Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale will have an open meeting to discuss topics affecting our communities the local political environment. • Preview the City Council elections and Issues • Announce Progressive Mass' 2019-20 Le... (Read More...)

Safe Communities: We had the numbers; where was the courage? Video from Progressive Needham

John Kirk from Progressive Needham reminds us at least week's #WednesdayWitness that the legislature already has the votes to pass #SafeCommunitiesAct but they lack the will and the leadership to have done so. For the sake of the children separated from families and for the safety of undocumented citizens who are our neighbors,in order to #KeepFamiliesTogether let's demand from our representatives that they make this the first order of business when they re-convene in January 2019. #nohateno... (Read More...)

Progressive Needham Sends Delegates to Convention

After a packed general chapter meeting on Friday night at the Kirks' home, many Progressive Needham members got up early the next morning to Caucus with the Needham Dems.  It was a mini-reunion the next day, with many first-timers, as well as many people who had caucused before, but not in many years.    (Read More...)

Elections

Vote Yes on Question 1, Yes on Question 2

Election Day is just twelve days away. Can you believe it? On your ballot statewide here in Massachusetts, you'll see two ballot questions.   YES on Question 1: Right to Repair  🚙🚙 In 2012, Massachusetts voted for a Right to Repair ballot initiative that required automobile manufacturers to provide non-proprietary diagnostic information as well as safety information directly to consumers so that they can choose who repairs their car (rather than being dependent on the manufacturer itself). Te... (Read More...)

2020 Primary Election Debrief

Tuesday's primary broke records, with more than 1.5 million people casting ballots. By contrast, fewer than 1 million people voted in the 2018 state primaries. What accounts for the difference? A hotly contested Senate race drove turnout for sure. But a major driver was the expansion of vote-by-mail and early voting, which alerted more people to the fact that an election was even happening and made it easier for them to participate. As the next legislative session nears, it will be important ... (Read More...)

Vote for Ed Markey and Downballot Progressives!

You may have already voted, but we're sure that even if you have, you still know people who haven't yet. TOMORROW -- Tuesday, September 1st -- is the last day to cast your ballot for the primary. Polls will be open from 7 am to 8 pm. Find your polling location at wheredoivotema.com. (Note: Some polling locations have changed, so make sure to double check.) If you still have your mail-in ballot, the best thing to do would be to drop your ballot off at the secure dropbox in your city/town. You ... (Read More...)

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Progressive Massachusetts is a statewide, diverse grassroots organization committed to a bold, progressive agenda for the Commonwealth.

We believe in fighting for social, economic, racial, and environmental justice in all forms. Our vision for the Commonwealth is one of just wages and fair taxation; robust investment in public education and public infrastructure; a health care system that leaves no one behind; a clean environment; an open, transparent, and participatory government; and communities where all residents have the opportunity and resources they need to thrive.

 

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