Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda
Legislation and Policy

Commonwealth Peace & Justice Agenda

2023 Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda The Massachusetts Peace & Justice Network has partnered with allied legislators to submit a set of bills to the Massachusetts state legislature concerning nuclear disarmament, transparency in politics, and the budget. Below are the 6 bills that we have […]

Legislation and Policy

Vote YES on Ballot Questions 1 and 4!

By Alison Cedarbaum, Legislative Intern The Massachusetts 2022 General Election on November 8th, and the early voting period beginning on October 22nd, are steadily approaching. Aside from the congressional midterm elections and several state and local leaders up for election, Massachusetts voters will also find […]

Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda
Legislation and Policy

State Legislature Session Produces Mixed Results

The 2021-22 session of the Massachusetts Legislature brought some successes to peace and progressive activists and some disappointments. The Work and Family Mobility Act, which would give Massachusetts drivers’ licenses to residents without legal immigration status, passed both houses of the legislature.  MAPA testified and joined […]

Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda
Legislation and Policy

State Legislature Bills Advance

by Cole Harrison Four bills supported by MAPA are moving forward in the state legislature. The bill to establish a Special Commission Relative to the Existential Threat Posed by Nuclear Weapons to Massachusetts. (H.3688 / S.1555) reflects growing concern about nuclear war in the context of the Russia/Ukraine […]