Alison’s Announcement for State Rep
I am a candidate for State Representative for the 10th Middlesex District (Waltham, Watertown & Newton). Right now, we have an opportunity to act on crucial issues. This includes: enacting bold climate goals and a 100% clean energy economy, building a 21st-century transportation system, standing up for our vulnerable residents and our immigrant neighbors and fighting for a democratic and transparent process in the legislature.
I am proud to have been endorsed by 350 Mass Action, the Massachusetts Chapter of the Sierra Club and Mass Peace Action. These effective organizations embody my values and priorities. I will work tirelessly with the Sierra Club, 350 Mass Action and all environmental advocates to pass effective environmental legislation and do it in a way that adds jobs to our already significant green energy economy.
Mass Peace Action is an organization that works to prioritize public spending on human needs and environmental protection rather than excessive military spending. I believe that as a Commonwealth we must build the political will to confront the chronic problems of environmental pollution, an economy based on fossil fuels and exploitation, systemic racism and the underfunding of programs that support human needs, including adequate housing and quality health insurance.
In my 7 years as a city councilor, I have been an effective, dependable leader and advocate on difficult problems facing my community. I have the energy, ability and the collaborative spirit to do the same as your State Representative.
Please vote on September 1st. The Primary is the critical election and the winner will go to the General Election unopposed.
Massachusetts is the only state in the country that exempts all three branches of government from open meeting law. It’s only one of four states that exempt the Legislative branch from open meeting law. In particular, the House of Representatives has a very secretive and haphazard committee process. In Senate-only committees, votes are postedContinue reading “Transparency and Accountability in Our Government”
I am committed to good and effective government. This requires listening to all voices and giving everyone a seat at the table. Collaboration and engagement, robust debate and thoughtful planning have been hallmarks in my work as a city councilor and I will continue on that path as your state representative. Massachusetts is unique inContinue reading “We need more transparency and accountability in government”
We need more transparency and accountability in government
I am committed to good and effective government. This requires listening to all voices and giving everyone a seat at the table. Collaboration and engagement, robust debate and thoughtful planning have been hallmarks in my work as a city councilor and I will continue on that path as your state representative.
Massachusetts is unique in that no other state in the nation exempts all three branches of government from the open meeting law. Recently, a special commission on public records dissolved after unsuccessful attempts to expand public records law. There must be some middle ground that allows for more transparency and citizen engagement. A healthy democracy depends on it.
My priorities center around transportation, sustainability, jobs, affordable housing and action on climate.
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