Massachusetts races to follow in 2018

Senate: Warren vs. Diehl Sen. Elizabeth Warren faces reelection against state Rep. Geoff Diehl, a Republican. Warren has made her reelection campaign about “fighting back,” whether it be against the Trump presidency or tax and health policies that harm the middle class. She has criticized her Republican opponent for being too cozy with Trump; Diehl […]


Massachusetts 2018 primary election results

Massachusetts state primaries on Tuesday saw both parties build on the rejection of centrism that defined the previous election cycle and has defined the current one elsewhere in the nation. On the Democratic side, the upset victory of Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley in the Seventh Congressional District, which covers much of Boston, Cambridge and Somerville, over incumbent […]


Mass. gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez describes platform in Tufts Democrats event

Jay Gonzalez, a former Massachusetts Secretary of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance running for governor as a Democrat, shared his vision for state leadership and criticized Governor Charlie Baker’s record at a Tufts Democrats-sponsored event last night. Addressing about 25 students and community members, Gonzalez argued that Massachusetts can lead the country in progressive reform on the national […]


Events on the Hill – Week of Feb. 20

TUESDAY “Tufts University Phone Bank for Transgender Equality” Details: As part of a partnership with Freedom for All Massachusetts, students are calling Massachusetts state officials to defend transgender equality. Where and when: Tufts University LGBT Center, 226 College Ave; 6–9 p.m. “A Conversation with Jay Gonzalez” Details: For the third segment in their Gubernatorial Series this […]


The 617: Race for governor

In Massachusetts, the race for state governor has been in full swing for almost a year. Massachusetts has had a history of electing Republican governors. Of the state’s four most recently elected governors including Governor Charlie Baker, all but one — Deval Patrick — are Republican. Why? States don’t always like to practice what they preach. While Massachusetts citizens consistently […]


Tufts hosts activists, Mass. gubernatorial candidate for panel discussion

Generation Citizen, a non-profit civic education group, hosted a panel discussion about advocacy on Tuesday night featuring speakers including Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez, the former Massachusetts Secretary of Administration and Finances. The event, co-sponsored by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, also included American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts Field Director Matt Allen as […]


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