A partial list of things we could do to help people *right now* for the cost of a sales tax holiday

With the Commonwealth suddenly finding itself flush with a multi-billion dollar surplus, Governor Charlie Baker has proposed a two-month sales tax holiday at an estimated cost of $900 million. Needless to say, there are plenty of long-term investments that should be prioritized over a short-term gimmick like a sales tax holiday, and many have listedContinue reading “A partial list of things we could do to help people *right now* for the cost of a sales tax holiday”

Enio Lopez and Marisol Santiago Endorse Joe Gravellese

Chelsea City Councilor Enio Lopez and School Committee Member Marisol Santiago Endorse Joe Gravellese for State Representative Chelsea City Councilor Enio Lopez and Chelsea School Committee member Marisol Santiago announced their endorsements for Joe Gravellese this week in the 16th Suffolk District State Representative race (Revere, Chelsea, and Saugus). Early voting is underway in theContinue reading “Enio Lopez and Marisol Santiago Endorse Joe Gravellese”

Protecting those who served: An agenda for Veterans Services

While there are many areas where Massachusetts has fallen short, one area where we remain a national leader is in providing services to veterans. There is always room for improvement, but the State Legislature has been effective in passing bipartisan legislation to continuously update veterans benefits. If elected as the next State Representative in theContinue reading “Protecting those who served: An agenda for Veterans Services”

To Thwart Polluters, We Need Better Policies

The hazards of living near heavy polluters in our district – from Logan Airport to our south, to the Wheelabrator incinerator in Saugus, to the emissions from trucks and tailpipes that impact Chelsea each day – are usually invisible. We can’t immediately see the results, but they’re there – increasing rates of asthma, cancer, andContinue reading “To Thwart Polluters, We Need Better Policies”

National Association of Social Workers MA-PACE Endorses Joe Gravellese for State Representative

The National Association of Social Workers Massachusetts Chapter – Political Action for Candidate Election (NASW MA PACE) has endorsed Joe Gravellese in his campaign for State Representative in the 16th Suffolk District (Revere, Chelsea, Saugus).  “The National Association of Social Workers MA-PACE is proud to endorse Joe Gravellese in the 16th Suffolk district race,” saidContinue reading “National Association of Social Workers MA-PACE Endorses Joe Gravellese for State Representative”

Progressive Massachusetts endorses Joe Gravellese for State Representative

Progressive Massachusetts – a statewide advocacy organization working to elect legislators who will bring more transparency to state government, and bring needed change to Beacon Hill to invest in education, transportation, the environment, and other key priorities – has endorsed Joe Gravellese for State Representative in the 16th Suffolk District (Revere, Chelsea, Saugus). “With MassachusettsContinue reading “Progressive Massachusetts endorses Joe Gravellese for State Representative”

Gravellese Commits to being Full Time State Representative if Elected

Being a State Representative isn’t about just showing up to vote – it is a full time position that gives you a platform to advocate for your community every day, and raise important issues.  That’s why I’m taking the Full-Time Commitment Pledge. If elected, within 90 days, I will resign from my full-time job inContinue reading “Gravellese Commits to being Full Time State Representative if Elected”

Chelsea School Committee Member Roberto Jiménez Rivera Endorses Joe Gravellese for State Representative

Roberto Jiménez Rivera, who topped the ticket in his first run for Chelsea School Committee in 2019, has endorsed Joe Gravellese for State Representative in the 16th Suffolk District (Revere, Chelsea, and Saugus). The Democratic primary in that race will be held on September 1. “Joe understands the systemic education and climate injustices that plagueContinue reading “Chelsea School Committee Member Roberto Jiménez Rivera Endorses Joe Gravellese for State Representative”

350 MASS ACTION endorses Gravellese for State Representative 

350 Mass Action’s State Political Team, representing 350 Mass Action chapters from across the state, has unanimously endorsed Joseph Gravellese for State Representative for the Suffolk 16th  district, including parts of Revere, Saugus, and Chelsea. 350 Mass Action is a statewide network of volunteers dedicated to addressing climate and environmental challenges, by moving toward a just,Continue reading “350 MASS ACTION endorses Gravellese for State Representative “

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