100 Days: Live Campaign Blog

What I’ve been up to (2.0)!

Amazing Hampshire, Franklin, Worcester community! I heard from many of you that you enjoyed the transparency and accountability in my last blog post. My last blog ended with October 3, 2018, so [...]

Disability rights are civil rights

In nearly every campaign stop I make, I note that our Massachusetts State Legislature can do two things very well: It can “keep the lights” on for Democracy by continuing to move forward [...]

Just Roots is all about #FoodAccess

Yesterday, I had the privilege of meeting with Rochelle Bellin, Associate Director of Just Roots, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm dedicated to serving people in the low-income [...]

The belly bus

In the photo up top, please meet Sara Cummings and Justin Costa, two of the people leading the ‘Belly Bus’ food collection drive on the Greenfield Common yesterday. I had the honor of [...]

More on our district’s farms

Meet Annie Diemand of Diemand Farm. To me, Annie is a bit of a celebrity since her family’s eggs are my family’s favorites! I spent yesterday with Annie on her Wendell farm, learning [...]

Our revolution from within

Like many, I was both angry and sad when I learned that provisions of the Safe Communities Act were not included in the final budget deal. These provisions would have protected due process, [...]

Life can be tough, but so are you.

Life can be tough, but so are you. That motto is front and center at Family Empowerment, an extraordinary organization founded in 1994 and located in Hadley. Last week, Family Empowerment held an [...]

Farm tour #1

I spent the morning on four family farms in our district. It was a tremendous honor. Thank you to Barstow Family Farm, Next Barn Over, Plainville Farm, and Simple Gifts for opening your farms and [...]