Anyone watching what’s happening in Washington, D.C. is right to be horrified. To see children wrenched from their parents, attacks on the LGBTQ community, health care being destroyed, a woman’s right to choose threatened, investments in public education cut, spending for seniors reduced, and more.

Here in the Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Legislature can and must defend against these attacks and lead the nation in advancing civil and human rights.

I am committed to making sure our state government uses its power and influence to promote justice and expand equality for everyone.

Please take a moment to look at the civil and human rights bills I have filed and co-sponsored this session, which appear in the tabs below.

Filed bills
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Filed bills

Co-sponsored Senate bills
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Co-sponsored Senate bills

  • S.24: An Act to end child marriage in Massachusetts
  • S.36: An Act to lift kids out of deep poverty
  • S.56: An Act relative to creating a loan repayment program for human service workers
  • S.57: An Act concerning public assistance for working families and the creation of a pilot program to address the impacts of the cliff effect
  • S.58: An Act relative to economic mobility for families with low-income
  • S.62: An Act relative to mandated reporter reform
  • S.77: An Act relative to parentage to promote children’s security
  • S.208: An Act establishing the Western Massachusetts remote worker relocation incentive program
  • S.312: An Act stopping harm inflicted by the exploitation of life and development
  • S.313: An Act relative to preventing sexual abuse of children and youth
  • S.736: An Act requiring sexual misconduct climate surveys at institutions of higher education
  • S.764: An Act relative to sexual violence on higher education campuses
  • S.834: An Act relative to female genital mutilation
  • S.863: An Act to prevent illegal trafficking and gun violence among youth in the Commonwealth
  • S.905: An Act to collect data on LGBTQI prisoners held in restrictive housing
  • S.939: An Act relative to sexual harassment
  • S.995: An Act promoting safety for victims of violent crime and human trafficking
  • S.1013: An Act to promote efficiency in co-parent adoptions
  • S.1057: An Act to require sexual harassment training
  • S.1066: An Act to prevent wage theft, promote employer accountability, and enhance public enforcement
  • S.1068: An Act protecting injured workers
  • S.1072: An Act addressing workplace bullying, mobbing and harassment, without regard to protected class status
  • S.1075: An Act amending the unemployment insurance law for workers with fluctuating work schedules
  • S.1077: An Act relative to fair pay for comparable work
  • S.1082: An Act requiring one fair wage
  • S.1110: An Act relative to the scheduling of employees
  • S.1145: An Act ensuring access to addiction services
  • S.1154: An Act to protect children’s mental health services
  • S.1387: An Act relative to firearms and firearms violence
  • S.1388: An Act relative to crime gun data reporting and analysis
  • S.1389: An Act relative to preventing illegal trafficking of firearms
  • S.1401: An Act to protect the civil rights and safety of all Massachusetts residents
  • S.1427: An Act requiring healthcare employers to develop and implement programs to prevent workplace violence
  • S.1487: An Act relative to the cost of living adjustment for state and teacher retirees
  • S.1563: An Act relative to the alignment of the University of Massachusetts police
  • S.1564: An Act relative to the health and welfare of the University of Massachusetts police
  • S.1872: An Act designating May 6 as Moyamoya Disease Awareness Day
  • S.1877: Resolve providing for the creation of a special commission relative to the seal and motto of the Commonwealth
  • S.1879: An Act to ensure more women serve on corporate boards of directors
  • S.1898: An Act promoting equality and respect in the legislature
  • S.1936: An Act promoting net neutrality and consumer protection
  • S.2043: An Act to provide identification to homeless youth and families
  • S.2061: An Act relative to work and family mobility
  • S.2075: An Act relative to school bus safety
Co-sponsored House bills
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Co-sponsored House bills

  • HD.1260: An Act relative to nurturing mother-child bonds
  • H.107: An Act establishing a diaper benefits pilot program
  • H.113: An Act establishing a foster parents bill of rights
  • H.137: An Act relative to mandated reporter reform
  • H.140: An Act relative to abusive practices to change sexual orientation and gender identity in minors
  • H.168: An Act The establishment of a permanent commission on the social status of Black men and boys
  • H.173: An Act relative to economic mobility for families with low-income
  • H.1208: An Act requiring sexual misconduct climate surveys at institutions of higher education
  • H.1626: An Act to protect furloughed federal employees
  • H.1662: An Act relative to unemployment compensation and labor disputes
  • H.3012: An Act relative to work and family mobility
  • H.3066: An Act to provide identification to homeless youth and families
  • H.3070: An Act relative to gender identity on Massachusetts identification
  • H.3572: An Act promoting equality and respect in the legislature
  • H.3576: An Act requiring licensed gun owners to submit a yearly affidavit
  • H.3661: An Act relative to the reduction of certain toxic chemicals in firefighter personal protective equipment
  • H.3665: An Act establishing an Indigenous People’s Day
  • H.3728: An Act to ensure that people seeking sanctuary in houses of worship be viewed as temporary residents for the purposes of state building codes and temporary shelter
  • H.3808: An Act protecting federal employees in the commonwealth during a federal government shutdown

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