Originally posted on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/VoteMelissaSmith/posts/142992043748073 As Weymouth debates stepping up to offer free full-day K, it may’ve escaped notice that in the education bill passed several nights ago in the Massachusetts House, there was an amendment by State Rep. Patrick Kearney (D, Scituate/Marshfield) that would’ve provided support for establishing free full-day kindergarten to the […]Read More Everyone in MA Deserves Free Full-Day K
A couple of nights ago, a South Shore friend reached out to tell me that her aunt and cousins are in Syria. They have not been able to escape. And if the current occupant of the White House did what he said he was going to do, they would most certainly be murdered in the […]Read More Politics is not a game
On July 9, 2019, I went to the State House to testify in favor of a bill which would install an air quality monitoring station at the Fore River Basin. Remarks were not recorded, and I handed in my original, marked-up, copy, and I do not know what happened to them once I gave them […]Read More What I said on Beacon Hill re: Air Quality Monitoring Station, approximately
Last night I attended a very informative presentation on the ROE Act (S. 1209, H. 3320). Representatives Gena Frank from NARAL and Kim Kargman from Planned Parenthood Action attended, as well as a couple of legislators including Representative Patricia Haddad (Dighton, Fall River, Taunton, Swansea), who is a lead sponsor, and Representative Joan Meschino (Hingham, […]Read More I support the ROE Act.
As a State Rep, Melissa will be an advocate for: Recording all Beacon Hill votes, including those taken in committees. Digital and physical accessibility. Reachable, responsive legislators. Holding town halls and forums. Voter registration and education. It is really hard to find out what is happening on Beacon Hill. From votes to legislation to the […]Read More Transparency in Government