what we do:

education

  • We keep the State House honest by monitoring legislative proceedings and identifying when key bills are killed behind closed doors
  • We publish our findings online so that constituents can more effectively take action for policies that they believe in

Advocacy

  • We are advocates for public disclosure, transparency in lawmaking, and a democracy that is responsive to the voices of the many
  • We believe that a healthy democracy centers constituents and actively deemphasizes corporate interests

Organizing

  • We believe that casting a vote for an elected official is only the first step in a participatory democracy
  • We also know that advocating for policies that our lives depend on is time consuming and daunting
  • Act on Mass creates campaigns for constituents to organize in their communities, trains community members, and organizes alongside them

our team:

Ella McDonald

Ella McDonald

Ella McDonald is Act on Mass’ Communications Director. Before joining Act on Mass, Ella spent 2020 working five different election cycles in four different states to elect Green New Deal champions up and down the ballot. In 2019, as an organizer with Sunrise Movement, she coached middle school, high school and college students across the country to organize climate strikes on their campuses. Ella lives in Somerville.

Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Matt is co-founder and Treasurer for Act on Mass. Prior to his work at Act on Mass, he has held positions as Field Director and Campaign manager on local electoral races (City Council & State Rep) in the Boston area. Matt is heavily involved in grassroots organizing on various issues especially housing & single-payer healthcare. Matt lives in Brighton.

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Erin Leahy

Erin Leahy

Erin is the Organizing Director for Act on Mass. She began her career in the public sector as a paralegal at the U.S. Attorney's Office. Prior to her role at Act on Mass, she worked on campaigns at the national and state level in Field Organizer and Deputy Campaign Manager roles. Erin lives in Somerville.

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Ryan Daulton

Ryan Daulton

Ryan is the Political Director for Act on Mass. He has been involved in a number of state representative campaigns as a Field Director and volunteer. Ryan lives in Somerville, thinks endlessly about ways to raise progressive taxation, and wears scarves.

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