Vote by Mail in MA for 2020! No excuse needed!

Photo of mailboxes with text which reads, "Vote By Mail 2020. bit.ly/MassVoteByMail The Governor signed the legislation yesterday! We've got Vote By Mail in Mass for all elections in 2020! Let's get this done and do it right! Double-check your voter registration: https://bit.ly/MassCheckVoterReg Download your Vote By Mail application here: https://bit.ly/MassVoteByMail Print, sign, and mail (or drop) to …

Support HD.5166: An Act to Guarantee Housing Stability during the COVID-19 Emergency and Recovery

Four days ago, the Boston Globe published an article on the coming eviction tsunami. As coronavirus cases continue to fall and the economy brightens for the moment, some communities in Massachusetts are bracing for a new threat: a surge of evictions that could push thousands of people from their homes. A disproportionate number will be …

Weymouth School Committee Resolution on Affirmation of Support for Black and Brown Staff, Students, and Community Members 

Last Thursday, June 18, The Weymouth School Committee unanimously voted to support the following resolution. This resolution was published today by School Committee Member Rebecca Shangraw, and I am sharing it now because this is a great resolution, with support for specific actions that will make a difference in Weymouth Public Schools. Resolution on Affirmation …

Hingham School Committee Anti-Racism Resolution

Graphic includes text excerpt from the Resolution, above, which may also be read here:  https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/12oFwhX50oW3DlEEA0qdduiDjtIN2e7jzfGBV2BnR6lA Last night the Hingham School Committee voted unanimously in favor of an Anti-Racism Resolution. It matters very much who is elected at all levels of government, and I am so proud to count so many of our school committee members …

It’s time to do what we should’ve done.

This morning, someone bumped an old post of mine, which reminded me what I'm all about. Several months ago, I posted a beautiful piece of writing by Zeynep Tufekci from Scientific American in some Weymouth and Hingham groups which urged people to go out and stock their pantries and prepare for a shutdown as much as possible. The idea was that if we who can prepare do, the shock of a crisis, should one develop, could be less severe.

Leadership

As a female candidate for office, the general advice is to be nice. Pretend your opponent doesn't exist and just run on your own merits. But my opponent, James Murphy, exists. Representative Murphy is part of the senior leadership in our state legislature. And his thoughtless comments on recent protests, published via his facebook page, …

We must do better

Text reads, "Racial violence is widespread, systemic, permitted, and encouraged by our society. And it has to end if we're ever going to be the people we want to be." Several years ago, around the time that incidents of racial violence started to gain white people's attention because of the ubiquity of cellphone videos, an …

Four-leaf Clover Season

Collage. On left, photo of Cleva and Walter and their four girls, all presumably wearing dresses with 4-leaf clovers sewn in the hems, c. 1923. My grandmother is the baby. On right, Ev's clovers on a black surface. I never found a four-leaf clover myself until two years ago after I found a pressed one …

About My Logo

Photo of the Smith for State Rep logo lawn sign. The I in Smith has been replaced with an image of the Statue of LIberty. The torch is yellow. Below the logo is the campaign motto which reads, "Government is how we take care of each other." If you'd like to contribute to the campaign to …