The city of Cambridge is again considering using surveillance cameras. When we first looked at this issue as a community we decided the threats to our privacy and civil liberties outweighed the benefits. Back then we were discussing a limited number of cameras, supported by Homeland Security grants for the purpose of “monitoring evacuation routes.” Now, we are discussing placing cameras across the city — and our concerns remain the same.
I am honored to currently serve both as the State Representative for the 25th Middlesex District, including parts of the Cambridge neighborhoods of West, North, Riverside, Cambridgeport and mid-Cambridge, and a City Councilor for the City of Cambridge.
While the 25th Middlesex’s former state representative, Alice Wolf, leaves big shoes to fill, I will continue to work every day to live up to the standard of excellence in public service that she set.
I was recently appointed to the committees on Financial Services, Health Care Financing and Housing by House Speaker Robert DeLeo, where I will continue to work as a tireless advocate for our community and its residents. As a member of these committees, I will work to strengthen our economy to create new jobs and support families, improve and expand affordable quality health care, and preserve and expand affordable housing.
In addition to these committees, I look forward to continuing my work on early childhood education and care as well as working to expand a green legislative agenda that is rooted in the preservation of future generations to come.
I look forward to working with each and every one of you to make our community the best, most vibrant place it can be.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns at email@example.com.
Yours in service,
Representative Marjorie C. Decker