The MA State House is leaving parents behind

If you’re a parent who wants to run for office in Massachusetts, you can’t use campaign funds to cover child care expenses. Your opponent can lease a fancy car to...

Why has MA failed to stand up to Trump on immigration?

Ever since Donald Trump was elected President, progressives have been looking for ways to stand up to his racist and authoritarian immigration policies. People have flooded to airports to protest...

Massachusetts can’t afford to fund basic necessities. How did we get here?

It’s been more than a month since a Red Line train derailed, injuring several people and throwing our transit system into chaos. We still don’t know the cause. The cost...

Legislators want health insurance lobbyists to study Medicare for All

The Massachusetts legislature held a hearing today on Medicare for All in Massachusetts. Included in the hearing agenda was H.1163, a bill that has been described as a direct threat...

MA legislators just voted again to disenfranchise people in prison. And the vote wasn't even public.

Joint statement from Act on Mass, Progressive Massachusetts, and the Emancipation Initiative. Mass. legislature rejects voting rights for the incarcerated As the national discourse around the question of restoring voting...

Bernie Sanders supports prisoner voting rights. Massachusetts took those rights away in 2001.

After Bernie Sanders was asked about prisoner voting rights at a CNN town hall, Twitter erupted in debate over the issue. Many correctly pointed out that our prison system targets...

Bob DeLeo's House Fails to Do Its Job on Revenue

Amendment #1357 withdrawn without debate, without a vote, without any action Today, as the Massachusetts House of Representatives debated revenue-raising amendments to the state budget, the legislative culture that has...

The richest in MA don't pay enough taxes. The House will get a rare chance to vote on this 4/22

ASK YOUR STATE REP to co-sponsor Amendment #1357 to H.3800 (House Budget) For more updates like this, sign up for our mailing list at TL; DR: Massachusetts has seen one...

How Do Your Reps Vote?

There are Three Big Problems with the MA State House: Votes in Committee are not public State Reps don’t have time to understand what they’re voting on The Speaker has...

“The Time for Small Ideas and Incremental Change is Over”

BEACON HILL - After her election as Senate President today, Sen. President Karen Spilka delivered remarks sharply critical of the Massachusetts Legislature: “The voices of our past called to us...