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Tuesday, November 23 COVID-19 & Legislative Updates

Dear all,   I write to you this evening with relevant COVID-19 updates and resources as well as recent legislative news.    We are sending out the weekly newsletter early this week given the Thanksgiving holiday.     In the spirit of Thanksgiving this week, I would like to thank…

Friday, November 19 COVID-19 & Legislative Updates

Dear all,   I write to you this evening with relevant COVID-19 updates and resources as well as recent legislative news.    Table of Contents COVID-19 Testing Information State Updates National Updates Cambridge Updates MA Vaccination Updates Today’s Case Count Legislative Updates Recent Press Mental Health Services and Resources Where…

Wednesday, November 10 COVID-19 & Legislative Updates

Dear all,   I write to you this evening with relevant COVID-19 updates and resources as well as recent legislative news.    We are sending this newsletter early due to the Veterans Day holiday.    Racial Inequities in Maternal Health Commission Meeting & Listening Session Monday The Commission on Racial…

Update on one-time federal American Rescue Plan funds

Dear friends,   Last week the House passed a $3.82 billion bill to address COVID-19 needs and recovery, using one-time federal dollars for the COVID-19 recovery, known as the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), and Fiscal Year 2021 surplus funds. This bill includes investments in public health, housing, climate mitigation,…

Friday, November 5 COVID-19 & Legislative Updates

Dear all,   I write to you this evening with relevant COVID-19 updates and resources as well as recent legislative news.    Appointment to Commission to study poverty  I’m honored that Speaker Mariano has appointed me to co-chair the special legislative commission to study poverty in the Commonwealth established by…

Friday, October 29 COVID-19 & Legislative Updates

Dear all,   I write to you this evening with relevant COVID-19 updates and resources as well as recent legislative news.    Table of Contents COVID-19 Testing Information State Updates National Updates Cambridge Updates MA Vaccination Updates Today’s Case Count Legislative Updates Recent Press Mental Health Services and Resources Where…

Friday, October 22 COVID-19 & Legislative Updates

Dear all,   I write to you this evening with relevant COVID-19 updates and resources as well as recent legislative news.    Racial Inequities in Maternal Health Commission Meeting & Listening Session Monday The Commission on Racial Inequities in Maternal Health, which I co-chair in my role as House Chair…

Friday, October 15 COVID-19 & Legislative Updates

Dear all,   I write to you this evening with relevant COVID-19 updates and resources as well as recent legislative news.      Massachusetts Association for Mental Health Spirit of Compassion Award Thank you to the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health for honoring me and my friend and colleague Senator…

Friday, October 8 COVID-19 & Legislative Updates

Dear all,   I write to you this evening with relevant COVID-19 updates and resources as well as recent legislative news.    Stay tuned for information about an upcoming joint oversight hearing held by the Public Health, Education, and COVID-19 Committees on the subject of kids and COVID-19 vaccines, testing…

Mental Health Services and Resources

If you or a loved one are struggling, please know that you are not alone. Here are some great resources: Local: Cambridge Teen Health Center Riverside Trauma Center Transition House offers 24/7 domestic violence intervention and prevention support at 617-661-7203 Statewide: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK Crisis Text Line: Text TALK to…

Organizations that are engaging in racial justice work

If you are able to give to others during this time, I encourage you to donate to the following organizations that are engaging in racial justice work:  Louis D. Brown Peace Institute Families for Justice as Healing Prisoners’ Legal Services Boston NAACP Massachusetts Bail Fund ACLU of Massachusetts Union of…

Places that are working to help those most affected by COVID-19

If you are able to give to others during this time, I encourage you to look to additional places that are working to help those most affected by COVID-19:  Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge Community Center Cambridge Community Foundation Food for Free Chelsea Food Collaborative Greater Boston…

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