Tackle the opioid epidemic by introducing wraparound models of treatment that ensure continuity of care and address the socioeconomic determinants of mental health and addiction.
Work to prevent insurance discrimination in substance abuse treatment and mental health counseling.
Support local substance abuse coalitions and ensure they have the resources to provide information, referral, and community education.
Improve collaborative efforts between law enforcement, substance abuse providers, and mental health professionals.
Continue the efforts of decriminalizing addiction, including the repeal of non-violent drug related mandatory minimums.
Fully invest within our public education system including: increased funding for vocational training, civic learning, and special education.
Continue the efforts of debt-free public higher education.
Modernize the funding formula to ensure that working communities receive their fair share.
Advocate for additional career and technical training programs in community colleges and public universities to avoid for-profit predatory training institutions.
Address high-stakes testing and propose an alternative portfolio method that measures proficiency in traditional academic areas as well as other multiple intelligences.
Advocate for additional investments that support small businesses and work to create collaborations between community banks, small business startups, and the state, to ensure that small businesses have access to conventional banking, capital, and technical assistance.
Fight for tax policy that allows small businesses to succeed and ensures that corporations pay their fair share.
Advocate for equitable wages to ensure all workers have the ability to live above poverty levels.
Reassert the right of workers to collectively bargain and ensure that Massachusetts remains a state where unions and workers can thrive.
Fight for tax policy that rewards working families and ensures wealthy individuals pay their fair share.
Elders & Individuals with Disabilities
Advocate for the age-in-place model to ensure that all aging residents have the adequate long-term care services needed to remain living in the community with the least-restrictive environment possible.
Advance inclusive communities that enable individuals with disabilities to participate fully in the workforce and engage in their local communities.
Affordable Health Care
Implement a statewide single-payer healthcare system that will work to alleviate health disparities, lower the costs for working families, local government, and small businesses, and ensure that every resident regardless of socioeconomic background has access to quality health care.