Marijuana Legalization

I am for legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts and full decriminalization at the federal level. I believe the “war on drugs” has been completely ineffective at preventing dependency. Instead, it has fostered drug-related violence and propped up organized… Read More

Social Security

Fiscal soundness of Social Security should be improved by indexing of retirement age to life expectancies and moderating benefit increases for high earners.

Gun Safety

I support repeal of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act to reinstate the possibility of gun manufacturer and retailer liability for product-related injuries and deaths. I support restoring CDC funding for research into the public-health aspects… Read More


Legislation should be passed granting permanent work permits to all childhood arrivals. A multi-tiered menu of increasingly expensive legalization options should be offered to the millions of immigrants here without legal status today, from work permit to permanent… Read More


High quality health care is a basic human right. No American should be without health care and no woman should have to live without access to full reproductive freedom, including abortion. To realize these principles as a member… Read More

Black Lives Matter

On the anniversary of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination 50 years ago April 4th, I express my support for the immediate passage of H.R.40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act. I… Read More

Climate Change

A Program for Climate Hope Climate change is caused by greenhouse gas pollution released into the atmosphere when we burn coal, oil and natural gas. After 200 years of burning these fuels, the concentration of greenhouse gases in… Read More