Senator Eldridge Votes to Pass Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

BOSTON – State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) joined his Senate colleagues in unanimously voting to pass an Act Establishing the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. The bill, sponsored by Senator Joan B. Lovely (D-Salem), ensures that pregnant workers are protected from discrimination in the workplace. “Women should not have to choose between a healthy pregnancy Read more about Senator Eldridge Votes to Pass Pregnant Workers Fairness Act[…]

We will not sit idly by and watch our country be dragged back into the past.

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 Read more about We will not sit idly by and watch our country be dragged back into the past.[…]

Massachusetts can lead the way to Medicare for All

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 Read more about Massachusetts can lead the way to Medicare for All[…]

Senator Eldridge Announces Free College Legislation

  Senator Jamie Eldridge’s “College For All” bill would make public higher education debt free for working families in Massachusetts. BOSTON – Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) is filing legislation that would make public higher education debt free for more than ninety percent of Massachusetts households. “I was inspired to file this legislation out of the Read more about Senator Eldridge Announces Free College Legislation[…]

Boston Globe Editorial: Mass. prisons call it solitary. The UN calls it torture.

Published on January 06, 2017 The Hollywood version of solitary confinement — think of Steve McQueen in “The Great Escape” — doesn’t capture the real brutality of the practice. Prolonged isolation is so damaging to prisoners that the United Nations considers solitary that exceeds 15 days to be a form of torture. When two Massachusetts Read more about Boston Globe Editorial: Mass. prisons call it solitary. The UN calls it torture.[…]

Eldridge’s Electric Vehicles Bill Passes Massachusetts Legislature

BOSTON – Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) announces that the Massachusetts Legislature passed S.2505, An Act Promoting Electric Vehicle Adoption on January 3, 2016, the last day of the 2015-16 Legislative Session. “Increasing the use of zero emissions vehicles would reduce our carbon footprint, and I’m very pleased to have worked with my Senate and House Read more about Eldridge’s Electric Vehicles Bill Passes Massachusetts Legislature[…]

Sen. Wolf bids Senate Farewell

Senator Dan Wolf bid farewell to the Senate today after six passionate and productive years as the Senator from the Cape and Islands. Sen. Wolf has been a true champion for progressive causes in the Senate, and I was proud to introduce him today for his final floor speech. I will miss his friendship and Read more about Sen. Wolf bids Senate Farewell[…]

Sec. Ash, Sen. Eldridge, Rep. Hogan present MassWorks money to Town of Stow

Massachusetts Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash, Senator Jamie Eldridge, and Representative Kate Hogan presented an $850,000 check on Thursday, December 1st to the Town of Stow for a MassWorks Infrastructure Program Grant. Each year, the MassWorks program allocates 10 percent of awarded funds to assist municipalities with populations of 7,000 or less in Read more about Sec. Ash, Sen. Eldridge, Rep. Hogan present MassWorks money to Town of Stow[…]

Eldridge: “We will keep fighting until there is justice in the work place for all workers.”

I was arrested this morning in Cambridge for civil disobedience when I took to the streets alongside fast food and airport workers who are asking for a $15 minimum wage. I’m very proud of the brave workers for having the courage to stand up to billionaire corporations and to fight for what they deserve. I Read more about Eldridge: “We will keep fighting until there is justice in the work place for all workers.”[…]

Sentinel & Enterprise: Financial-literacy group honors state Sen. Eldridge

By Oriana Durand BOSTON — Pam Hoffman, executive director of the Midas Collaborative, calls state Sen. Jamie Eldridge her group’s “first stop” when looking for a legislative advocate for low-income families. “He gets it. He’s a fabulous listener, always thinking about his constituents, and he’s been that way since Day One,” said Hoffman, whose group Read more about Sentinel & Enterprise: Financial-literacy group honors state Sen. Eldridge[…]