POLICIES


 

Build Millennial Power

Millennials are about to become the largest generation living in the United States, and thanks to the policies of the past, they are getting the short end of the stick on—well, everything. Decades of austerity, wage suppression, and failed leadership have now created a generation crushed by debt who are struggling to make it, despite many having bachelors and graduate degrees. It’s time to change that, and put them on the path to success.

 

Fighting Institutionalized Racism

I have been honored to discuss the persistence of racism in Boston and beyond with African-American clergy and several leaders of the Poor People’s Campaign. We agree that the failure of the wider public to respond to the scathing Boston Globe series on race in December 2017 is real and intense. As a result the Poor People’s Campaign and Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries invited me to offer some reflections on this, given my decades of experience writing and working on racism and the economy.

21st Century Transportation

Whether you are on the North or the South Shore trying to access a job on the other side of Boston, whether you are trying to create a business near a Gateway city, whether you are a single mom trying to get your child to day care and then to your job on an unreliable bus, whether you would like to live in Springfield or Worcester and commute quickly to Boston, you are in

Clean Renewable Energy

Climate change is a real and dangerous threat to our state, country and world. For far too long our politicians and leaders have allowed fossil fuel giants and energy corporations to stop real progress on this issue. It's time to change things and start transitioning our grid to one 100% powered by clean energy and end our reliance on fossil fuels and dirty energy.

Women's Equality and Gender Justice

For too long women have been forced to live in an unequal world. It's time to change that, and change the structural problems that have allowed gender inequity to exist for so long.

 
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