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 …

No one should have to choose between their health and their vote.

Voters in the Commonwealth deserve to have a no-excuse mail-in ballot option this year for every election. No one should be forced to choose between their health and their vote. Tomorrow, the Joint Committee on Election Laws is holding a hearing on bills relative to election administration in response to COVID-19, including S.2653, which would …

Is it time to reopen America?

Our local media publisher, Gatehouse (Patriot Ledger, Hingham Journal, all the Mariners and others) asked, "Is it time to reopen America?" I submitted an answer, and they published it today: https://hingham.wickedlocal.com/opinion/20200430/is-it-time-to-reopen-america-heres-what-you-said //No. It’s not time to reopen America. A government for the people should prioritize the health and well-being of people above all other concerns. …

Trash Pickup BINGO!

Green square with banner in the corner which reads, "Trash Pickup Bingo" and indicates that this week's trash targets are 1. Pen or pencil, 2. Plastic bag, 3. Foil wrapper, 4. Water bottle, 5. Glove, 6. Lottery ticket. My son and I have really enjoyed making a game out of taking walks and picking up …