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COVID End of Week Update 8/23/20 + Election Dates/Deadlines & BPS All Remote 9/21/Phased-In 10/1

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I hope you and those you love are doing well and staying healthy. As long as we're without leadership in the White House, a coordinated COVID-19 national strategy remains elusive. Please make a plan to vote and read my Vote Early Boston 2020 post from last week. It outlines all the ways available to you to vote -- by mail/return via drop box at early voting sites, early in person, or in person on election day. If you made yesterday's primary election registration deadline (8/22 @ 8PM), nice work - you did it! Next, make sure you request a ballot by THIS WED 8/26 @ 8PM. If you didn't make the primary registration deadline, don't fret, but do be sure to take action

Vote Early Boston 2020

Dear Friends and Neighbors: I hope this finds you well and staying safe. In a 2013 Washington Post opinion piece, our beloved and infamous Congressman John Lewis said it best: The right to vote is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have in a democracy. I risked my life defending that right. Some died in the struggle. If we are ever to actualize the true meaning of equality, effective measures such as the Voting Rights Act are still a necessary requirement of democracy. His powerful words remain true today now more than ever. As do the words of female suffragists who fought over the course of multiple generations for the right to become enfranchised. To honor all those who spilled their own

August 2020 Update: State's Reopening Phase 3, Step 2 Postponed Indefinitely

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I hope this finds you and those you love well and staying healthy. In the legislature, we had a VERY busy second half of July with much deliberation on many important items. In short time, we passed significant proposals and both chambers voted to extend our formal sessions, meaning we're "on call" over the next five months to reconvene. When we do, we'll be taking enacting votes (up or down on the entire package) on five anticipated conference committee reports relative to compromise legislation concerning climate change, policing reforms, telehealth, transportation and economic development bonding, as well as on the state's FY21 operating budget when the time co

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