Thank you to the elected officials and concerned residents who attended Monday’s MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) meeting this past Monday, July 31st in Boston to express deep concern over the proposed construction of 74-foot WiFi towers along MBTA Commuter Rail routes. Below is a bipartisan letter initiated by Senator Bruce Tarr, expressing […]
Around the District The cities and towns in my district have begun summer with many exciting and meaningful activities. Throughout May and June, I had the joy of attending many local events, including a Harvard League of Women Voters forum on single-payer healthcare, the Domestic Violence Services Network Celebration of Hope benefit in Stow, a […]
Governor Baker has received much credit for his vocal opposition to TrumpCare and national efforts by Republicans to repeal and replace ObamaCare with inhumane health care “fixes.” Unfortunately for Massachusetts residents, Governor Baker’s words are not reflected in his proposals to fix the Commonwealth’s health care problems. His recent proposal to fix our health care […]
Earlier this month, the Massachusetts House of Representatives and State Senate passed a final $40.202 billion state budget for Fiscal Year 2018. I voted for the budget because it increased funding for K-12 public education, affordable housing vouchers, and a salary reserve for early education and care workers. It also included other policies that I […]
Please read my letter to the Senators on the legislature’s conference committee on the state budget to learn about the important issues that I will be fighting to secure in the final version of the FY18 budget.
We had an incredible turnout at yesterday’s Harm Reduction and Drug Law Reform (HRDLR) Caucus briefing on juvenile justice in the Commonwealth. I was moved by the personal stories from residents who were incarcerated as young adults, and who fight to provide a better life for themselves and their families every day. Senator Karen Spilka […]
Tami Gouveia joins Jamie on International Womens Day to talk about the importance of intersectionality in activism, her work to organize the Women’s March on Washington Massachusetts Chapter, and lobbying the State House on A Day Without A Woman for access to reproductive health services, workplace fairness for pregnant workers, and patient confidentiality.
Massachusetts received a “D” grade on the presence of lead in our public schools’ drinking water in a report released by environmental groups last week. It is unacceptable that our state laws were deemed inadequate to prevent school drinking water from being contaminated with lead. In order to give our schoolchildren greater access to safe […]
Senator Jamie Eldridge’s full remarks from the Civil Rights Rally for Immigrants and Muslims in Boston on Wednesday, February 1 – Team Eldridge “I want all immigrants to our state and all our Muslim friends and neighbors to know that you have many allies in the Massachusetts Legislature. We know that many of you risked […]
I’ve spoken with many concerned constituents over the past few weeks about what measures I will take if the Trump-led Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are successful. The health of millions of Americans is at risk as an estimated 29.8 million Americans will lose their insurance and nearly 36,000 will die yearly as a […]