Taking Action in Boston & Massachusetts

  • Elections and Voting: Support automatic voter registration, expanded early voting, Election Day registration, and steps to increase voter turnout.
  • Money and Politics: Favor full and timely disclosure of campaign contributions, rules on corporate campaign spending, and reducing the impact of money on our political system.
  • Public Financing for Campaigns: Endorse restoring the “clean election” system the voters chose in 1998.
  • Climate Change: Back efforts to address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and pollution, and through an accelerated transition to clean, renewable energy.
  • Environment: Endorse rules for disposal of electronic products and for the use of certain toxic chemicals; measures to increase recycling.
  • Economic Inequality: Support efforts to bring economic prosperity to all groups, such as pay equity and earned income tax credit.
  • Gun Safety: Advocate for efforts to reduce gun violence.
  • Transportation: Favor adequate funding for infrastructure and alternatives to car travel.
  • Criminal Justice: Support reform of the criminal justice system, including eliminating mandatory minimum sentences and increasing felony larceny thresholds.
  • Transparency: Back compliance with new Open Meeting law and recommend that the legislature be subject to that law.
  • Women‘s Issues: Support a woman's right to choose. Advocate for gender equality in wages, insurance, and other areas.
  • Immigration: Support higher education opportunities for undocumented youth and programs for immigrants and naturalized citizens to become engaged in civic life.
  • Health Care: Endorse measures to improve access and care and to reduce costs.
  • Basic Human Needs: Support training and programs to help people get off of welfare.
  • Civic Engagement: Support restoring civility in public discourse and encouraging citizen participation in government at all levels.
  • Civic Education: Favor greater emphasis on civics in middle and high schools and involvement of teens in government.