Eldridge proposes bold Freedom Agenda to eliminate poverty, invest in public education, make healthcare a right, and transition Massachusetts to 100 percent clean energy

Eldridge also cosponsoring more than 800 bills to support colleagues’ bold efforts

(BOSTON) – State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) announced that he has filed 46 Senate bills and cosponsored more than 800 bills in the House and Senate for the 191th session of the Massachusetts Legislature. Eldridge’s bold legislative agenda would reduce the resource and opportunity gap in Massachusetts by making access to health care services a right, dedicating money to affordable housing construction, and ensuring that public higher education is debt-free for all residents. The Acton Democrat also cosponsored legislation that would fix the state’s outdated school funding formula to more accurately and equitably distribute resources, raise taxes on incomes over $1 million, expand access to reproductive rights, and strengthen voting rights.

“This is a defining moment in our nation’s history,” Eldridge said. “Our environment is in peril, people are starting GoFundMe pages to be able to afford medicine and prevent deportations, income inequality has reached crisis levels, reproductive freedom is facing attacks from the Trump administration, and mass detentions and deportations are destroying entire communities. Only bold reform will ensure that all Massachusetts residents are able to live the dignified life we all deserve. Many people on Beacon Hill talk about Massachusetts being a state of firsts – will we back that up with visionary legislation?”

Eldridge’s Freedom Agenda is inspired by the hundreds of dedicated activists, community leaders, and progressive organizations in the Middlesex and Worcester district, and beyond, that are deeply committed to tackling the state’s biggest challenges.

“The people of the 14 communities in my district have always been champions on environmental protection, public education, affordable housing, transportation, clean energy, civil rights, and combating poverty, and I’m committed to supporting their work by filing bold legislation,” Eldridge said.

Eldridge’s full list of legislation can be found at www.senatoreldridge.com/legislation

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