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:

Erin Leahy

Erin Leahy

Erin is the Executive 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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Brenna Ransden

Brenna Ransden

Brenna is the Organizing Director for Act on Mass. A seasoned #mapoli (rhymes with Napoli) organizer, she started out fighting for abortion access in MA, and has since worked on grassroots campaigns at every level. After the 2020 cycle, Brenna began volunteering with Act on Mass as a Regional Organizer and Deputy Field Director, and simply never left. Brenna lives in Eastie.

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Ryan Daulton

Ryan Daulton

Ryan is the Act on Mass Board President. 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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Sydney Mascoll

Sydney Mascoll

Sydney is the Policy Fellow for Act on Mass. She started her work in activism by covering human rights-centered stories for her high school’s newspaper and has since helped create and organize spaces in her community to support marginalized students. Sydney is currently a student at Tufts University.

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