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Black Lives Matter

No words describe the depth of our sadness and fury at the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbrey, and the countless other abuses and injustices heaped upon communities of color across our country. As if these egregious acts of

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Reducing Our Use of Harmful Pesticides

While the monumental challenge of addressing climate change — quite understandably and necessarily — dominates most current discussion concerning environmental issues, many other public policy issues relating to our environment also need careful attention and action. One such issue is

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Continuing Focus on Criminal Justice

Last session, the Massachusetts Legislature passed groundbreaking criminal justice reform legislation, An Act Relative to Criminal Justice Reform (the “CJ Reform Act”). It has been hailed by some as a “blueprint” for what criminal justice reform should look like across the country.

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The Roe Act: Protecting The Right To Choose

As we enter a new decade, it is useful to measure the degree of progress we have made to protect the principles of individual liberty. And one of those areas of liberty and personal autonomy is the right to choose. Abortion has

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2019 Year in Review

As 2019 ends, now is a good time to review some of the work the Legislature has done this year, the first half of the two year 191st legislative session. We have accomplished a lot so far. Not only did

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Ensuring Quality, Adequate, and Affordable Housing For All

For those of us who live in the Greater Boston area, we are fortunate to have a remarkably interesting place to call home. Many outstanding universities; arguably the leading center for medicine in the entire United States; a high tech

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MBTA Update

Route 2/Alewife Working Group – Share Your Thoughts Recently, several other legislators and I have joined together to create a Route 2/Alewife working group. We intend to find solutions to address concerns about congestion and transit issues on Route 2

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Environmental Update: Reducing Our Use of Plastics

As many of us know, our everyday use of plastics is damaging our environment at an alarming rate. Plastic waste contributes significantly to pollution in Massachusetts. The more plastic we use, the more we continue to pollute our land and

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Protecting Immigrant Families and Children in Massachusetts

I want to inform you of my efforts this legislative session pertaining to the issue of immigration. While under the “doctrine of preemption”, most law and policy pertaining to immigration is made at the federal level, we do have a

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Face Recognition and Biometric Surveillance

In recent years, there have been growing concerns about how we can balance the need for enhanced security to keep communities safe, while at the same time protecting privacy and freedom. Americans are becoming increasingly worried about how developing biometric

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