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Our office is excited to launch our March Academy, a seven-part on-line teach-in focused on the bills I’ve filed and co-sponsored in the Senate.

Each 45-minute teach-in will feature an overview of priority bills in a particular issue area as well as an opportunity for questions and comments. Many teach-ins will also feature staff from my team and a special guest who will speak to the impact of relevant legislation.

My team and I work for and on behalf of the constituents of the Hampshire, Franklin, Worcester district. Constituents may be students, have full-time jobs, and many other obligations so I feel they should not have to search through docket numbers and read legalese in order to understand what legislation I have filed on their behalf. These webinars will allow us to bring our work home where it belongs and to hear directly from our number one priority group: Constituents.

We will use Zoom (an easy-to-use on-line platform with video and phone options for constituents) to host the March Academy. Teach-ins will be recorded, captioned, and posted on our brand new website for greater accessibility. Video and phone participation for each teach-in is limited to the first 100 people.

The calendar of teach-ins follows:

 

Date

Time Topic Summary of legislation reviewed Link to join the video teach-in / phone number to dial
3/4 12 p.m. Education
  • Cherish Act
  • An Act evaluating additional educational assistance to school districts with low or declining enrollment
  • An Act ensuring best practice incentives are available for all school building projects
  • An Act adding a suicide prevention hotline number on student identification cards
  • Plus key co-sponsored legislation
Link to join webinar:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/210690681

Phone number to call in:

(929) 436-2866

Webinar ID:
210-690-681

3/6 6 p.m. Health care
  • An Act advancing public health and safety using fentanyl testing strips
  • An Act expanding care for medically underserved areas of the Commonwealth
  • An Act allowing spouses to serve as caregivers
  • An Act authorizing telemedicine services
  • An Act relative to the continuity of care of mental health treatment
  • An Act supporting equal access to community care for elders and the disabled
  • An Act improving access to dental care in the Commonwealth
  • Plus key co-sponsored legislation
Link to join webinar:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/933240978

Phone number to call in:

(929) 436-2866

Webinar ID:
933-240-978

3/10 4 p.m. The role of state government in 2019
  • How it all works: Legislation, Committees, Budget, Amendments, Caucuses, and more.
  • What your Senate office is doing: Constituent services, work with municipalities, and more.
Link to join webinar:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/650572418

Phone number to call in:

(929) 436-2866

Webinar ID:

650-572-418

3/12 12 p.m. Energy & environment
  • An Act establishing a net zero stretch energy code
  • An Act requiring public interest considerations in gas infrastructure expansion proceedings
  • An Act promoting local energy investment and infrastructure modernization
  • An Act to Protect Ratepayers
  • An Act to examine the feasibility of rail service between North Adams, Greenfield and Boston
  • An Act to promote healthy soils and agricultural innovation within the Commonwealth
  • Plus key co-sponsored legislation
Link to join webinar:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/313402410

Phone number to call in:

(929) 436-2866

Webinar ID:

313-402-410

 

3/13 6 p.m. Regional development, agriculture & economic equity
  • An Act improving the earned income credit for working families
  • An Act identifying corporate irresponsibility
  • An Act supporting farming on non-contiguous land
  • Resolve establishing a special commission to foster greater opportunities for skilled immigrants in the Commonwealth
  • An Act providing for coordinated data and assistance to address family homelessness
  • An Act providing for timely reimbursement of cities and towns for veterans’ benefits
  • Plus key co-sponsored legislation
Link to join webinar:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/921123883

Phone number to call in:

(929) 436-2866

Webinar ID:

921-123-883

 

3/18 12 p.m. Civil &
human rights
  • An Act relative to gender identity on Massachusetts identification legislation
  • An Act advancing health equity
  • An Act prohibiting non-consensual pelvic examinations
  • An Act relative to protecting LGBTQ victims
  • An Act establishing gender neutral bathrooms
  • An Act prohibiting the use of Native American mascots by public schools in the Commonwealth
  • An Act establishing the Massachusetts foster care review office
  • Plus key co-sponsored legislation
Link to join webinar:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/818487393

Phone number to call in:

(929) 436-2866

Enter webinar ID:

818-487-393

 

3/26 6 p.m. Revenue
  • An Act establishing local options for generating affordable housing monies
  • An Act to strengthen the foundation of the Commonwealth
  • Plus key co-sponsored legislation

Link to join webinar:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/316015174

Phone number to call in:

(929) 436-2866

Enter webinar ID:

316-015-174

 

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