State Senator for Boston's Second Suffolk District
Our communities are stronger when all families have access to affordable housing options—options that help neighborhoods stay together and allow new, young families put down roots.
It is my personal mission to make sure our state lives up to its promise that every student will get a high-quality education, regardless of zip code.
Everyone deserves access to high-quality, affordable health care -- like single payer or Medicare for All.
Racial justice remains one of the most pressing issues of our times -- requiring effective and diverse policy solutions.
As an ardent advocate for criminal justice reform, I believe it’s imperative to address both the moral and fiscal costs of our current system and the toll that decades of shortsighted policies have taken on our communities.
Protecting our environment is both a moral responsibility to future generations and a health and quality-of-life issue for us today.
I've seen first-hand the incredible contributions immigrants have made to our society. Throughout our state, immigrants deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.
Equal rights and protections for women must be a reality in our Commonwealth -- from health care to hiring to education to childcare.
I support economic development investments that are targeted to build stable and broadly-shared wealth within our communities.
I believe our government functions best when it is open, transparent, and accountable to the people.
I am a long-time advocate for of LGBT rights, and as a state senator I work actively to ensure our government protects, respects, and values all families and individuals.
I am deeply committed to ending the youth violence epidemic in our communities.