The collective has partnered with coalitions in order to help support the bills that the coalitions are working to advocate for.
The Common Start Coalition is a statewide partnership of organizations, providers, parents, early educators and advocates working together to make high-quality early education and child care affordable and accessible.
The Common Start legislation, H.605 (filed by Representatives Gordon & Madaro) & S.362(filed by Senators Lewis & Moran), would establish a system of affordable, high-quality early education and child care for all Massachusetts over a 5-year timeline.
The collective attends coalition meetings. Members also submitted a testimony in October 2021 in support of the bill.
An Act to Ensure Gender Parity and Racial and Ethnic Diversity on Public Boards and Commissions (H. 3157/S. 2078)
The act was favorably reported out of the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight to both the House and Senate Ways and Means Committee at the end of December! S.2077 went to the Senate’s Ways and Means Committee and likewise, H.3157 went to the House’s Ways and Means Committee.
We are supporting this act and keeping up with their announcements about the bill. Members also submitted a testimony in October 2021 in support of the bill.