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As a lifelong, 5th generation resident of the 5th Suffolk district, who was born and raised in a community that has been systematically under-resourced, my primary focus as a State Representative will be to address the racial and wealth disparities in our community.

As your next State Representative, I will lead with conviction alongside residents to promote equity, increase safety, and allocate appropriate funding to the areas that will advance the economic empowerment and continued vibrancy of the district that I am so lucky to call my home.

 

Liz believes in and will…

Build safer, healthier, and vibrant communities that are great to raise families

  • Alternatives to violence: particularly for youth, advocate for preventative measures that will help create a basic sense of security in our neighborhoods.
  • Mental health care and trauma support: destigmatize these issues that support restorative healing of our neighborhoods.
  • Parks and community spaces: help foster a sense of community and support families through safe and beautiful outdoor spaces.
  • Environmental initiatives: renewable energy, combating climate change, ensuring stewardship of our communities, advocate for environmental justice, and sustainable urban farming will protect our community and position our district to thrive in the 21st century economy. The implications of a negative environment are detrimental to the wellbeing of the community. A clean and healthy environment is also a clean and healthy ecosystem.
  • Deliver quality constituent services addressing resident concerns.


Expand an economy that focuses on the future for working families

  • Attract companies: support legislation that attracts employers who will hire from within our communities and bolster the economy of the district.
  • Empower organized labor initiatives: advocate for legislative actions that protect workers and help families thrive. 
  • Skills of the future: invest in education and training that encourages innovation, small businesses and entrepreneurship.
  • Invest in a regional transportation solution: support initiatives that provide equitable access across the commonwealth for district.


Cultivate youth development initiatives that build pathways to promise for our youth ages 18-24

  • Opportunities for the next generation: engage and empower young people, particularly the ages 18-24, within our communities, and keep them off the streets. 
  • Fund skill development: create vocational and technical training programs for youth, enable access to meaningful summer and year round jobs, and ensure fair job-market competition.    


Create access to high quality, cradle to career education

  • Early childhood and adult education: Expand programs from pre-k, early childhood educational programs to continuing adult education and vocational/trade initiatives.
  • Special education and ESL/ELL programs: support their continued funding and increase the scope of these state-run, locally-led services.
  • Protect our educators: give them the resources they need to have thriving careers and make the impact they desire to in the classroom.


Provide access to stable and affordable housing

  • Development without displacement: fight displacement so that residents can work together to build a community that lives on for generations to come.
  • Affordability: Advocate to control rents and keep our district affordable with a welcoming community and economic growth for all residents.


Champion the diverse needs of our community

  • Criminal justice reform: ensure implementation of recent criminal justice reform, reduce punitive practices that perpetuate a cyclical problem, and advocate for community based solutions to aid re-entry of previously incarcerated residents. 
  • Protect immigrants: continue support for Boston’s status as a sanctuary city and fight attempts to deport immigrants protected under DACA. 
  • Elderly services: create a higher quality of life for our elderly communities
  • Women’s rights: secure reproductive rights and champion closing disparity gaps for an improvement in public health for women of racial minorities.



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