Deadlines Looming for MA Legislature

Deadlines looming for legislature MA State legislative session is almost two-thirds finished. Friend- Today, the MA State House just held its first formal legislative session since November, although there weren’t...

It’s harder to get a recorded vote in Massachusetts than in Texas, Ohio, Arizona and Florida  

In Massachusetts, it is exceptionally hard to get a recorded vote when bills are voted on by the full House. When comparable states only require 1 to 5 Reps to...

Victory! Corporate Tax Break defeated in final budget bill

Yes, standing up to House leadership works and we have the proof! How activists across the state stopped a corporate giveaway.

Why can’t Massachusetts pass a budget on time?

Why can’t Massachusetts pass a budget on time? The Massachusetts State Legislature keeps passing budgets late. Very late. In 2018 & 2019, Massachusetts was the last state in the country...

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...