How to Lobby the Massachusetts State Legislature
Erika Uyterhoven, Jonathan Cohn, & John Kirk104
Massachusetts has a reputation as a progressive state. But Massachusetts is NOT the incubator of democracy that its reputation suggests. The State House has consistently failed to pass simple straightforward progressive legislation from the Safe Communities Act, to election day registration, transportation funding, housing, climate change and more. Legislators have also failed at effectively eliminating or even limiting solitary confinement, This session will provide background on our state legislature’s performance, methods of organizing inside and outside the State House, and the tools available to drive change at the state level. Join us to learn and share how to take the steps necessary to make Massachusetts fulfill its progressive reputation.