I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
Gratitude and Greetings
As we head into Thanksgiving, I want to wish you and your families the best for time spent with loved ones reflecting on the year. I know the holidays can be difficult for some, and if this is your first without a dear family member or friend, please know that my thoughts are with you. Whether traveling far or staying near, I hope you have a safe journey and time to consider what you are grateful for this Thanksgiving.
Thankful for You
Header Photo: Hopefully many of you have met or interacted with my phenomenal Legislative Aide, Mason Heilman, without whom I'd have a tough time juggling all the work happening in the office. He and I share a passion for government and gardening, and it has been a treat to grow plants in our State House windowsill and share in the gourd harvest from his community garden plot!
A Year of Accomplishments
Throughout the course of the year, the House of Representatives passed several important pieces of legislation to fully fund Massachusetts schools, protect public health, keep children safe and healthy, shield LGBTQ youth from the harmful practice of conversion therapy, revitalize the Community Preservation Act, and preserve collective bargaining rights, among many others. Below are some of the major pieces of legislation we voted on before the General Court adjourned until January.