February COVID-19 Information, Including Vaccination Sites:

Issues

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Education

Having worked in schools and served on the Easthampton School Committee, education is a particularly important part of my work.

I’m proud to be a member of the Joint Committee on Education. I am fighting for adequate school funding, safety and tolerance in our schools, and relief from crushing student loan debt.

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Health Care

Access to great health care is vital for everyone in the district, from regular wellness visits to addiction treatment to specialist care.

I’m working to improve health care in our community, including affordable medications. As a member of the Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery, I know we must continue to increase resources to stem the tide of the ravaging opioid epidemic.

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Western Mass

Our district lies in the heart of Western Mass, so what affects the larger region affects every one of us in Easthampton, Granby, Hadley, and South Hadley.

I’m making sure that Western Mass gets its fair share and our voice is heard. We deserve our fair share to repair our roads and bridges. I’m working to make commuter rail expansion to Western Mass a reality.

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Environment

The Second Hampshire District is uniquely positioned to lead the way in developing innovative ways to preserve our environment while helping the region to prosper.

The time to fight climate change is now. We must make bold decisions to protect our planet. On the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, my colleagues and I are doing a deep dive on many environmental proposals.

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Vulnerable Populations

Every individual should be treated fairly and have equal access to the opportunities available here in Massachusetts.

I am working to ensure that equal rights are enjoyed by all. I am a member of the Leadership Council for the Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness. I will continue to be a strong advocate for those in need in our communities.