Proposed new districting plan would alter the boundaries of my senate district.
Earlier this week, the Massachusetts State Senate passed S.2545, An Act fostering voter opportunities, trust, equity and security (the VOTES Act). This comprehensive voting reform bill permanently codifies mail-in and early voting options used in Massachusetts in 2020.
Last week, I had a humbling encounter with the vast and uncaring majesty of nature.
The main arc of my father’s life was simple. He admired his parents and followed in their footsteps. He became a doctor so he could care for people. He was devoted to my mother and our family.
My mother imparted to her children a reverence for the founding ideals of the American republic, a recognition of our failure to live up to those ideals, a commitment to service, and most importantly, respect and empathy for every individual.
President’s Joe Biden’s inaugural speech and Poet Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem together summed up my political creed.