Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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Maryland Democrats push for an early primary election date in 2024, LGBTQ+ advocates endorse New Mexico primary candidates, and Ms. magazine relaunches its 1972 "We Have Had Abortions" petition.

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President Biden says the U.S. would aid Taiwan if China invades, Ukraine's president addresses the World Economic Forum, and the Supreme Court weakens a path for incarcerated people to challenge their convictions.

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Massachusetts

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

MA Lawmakers, Advocates: Steps Needed to Tackle Ghost Guns

Groups advocating for gun safety are raising awareness about the issue of ghost guns in Massachusetts. Ghost guns are untraceable firearms with no …

MA Group: Campus-Based Supports Needed for Former Foster Youth

May is National Foster Care Month, and groups that serve foster youths and families say improvements are needed for outcomes and to reduce …


MA Campaign: Do You Know Who Your Sheriff Is?

Fewer than one in five Bay State voters can correctly name their local sheriff, according to a recent survey. To fill that knowledge gap, the …

Groups: MA Should Protect Abortion Patients, Providers From Other States

Groups are calling on Massachusetts to pass legislation protecting patients and providers from other states' restrictive abortion laws in the event th…


Report: MA Needs to Reduce Barriers to Community Births

A new report found care provided in community birth settings, whether at home or in what are known as birth centers, can improve maternal health …

MA Groups to Lawmakers: Keep Election-Day Voter Registration in VOTES Act

Massachusetts lawmakers are finalizing the VOTES Act, a bill aimed at increasing access to the ballot box. It includes mail-in voting and extended …


Increased Student Fees to Pay Off MA Campus Debt Raise Alarm

Public higher-ed students, staff and faculty are shedding light on the growing problem of campus debt held by state colleges and universities…

Scorecard Ranks Retail, Apparel Companies on PFAS Policies

Groups advocating for an end to the use of Perfluorinated and Polyfluorinated Substances (PFAS), known as "forever chemicals," ranked various retail …


Report: MA Needs Greater Investment in Workforce Training

A new report finds technology is changing many industries in Massachusetts, and the state needs to upgrade its workforce development capacity to …

MA Educators: Support Professionals Need Living Wage, Job Security

Labor groups are spotlighting the critical role that education support professionals play in Commonwealth public schools, and they're advocating for …


MA Teachers Union Backs Bill to Increase Diversity Among Educators

Groups are pushing for alternatives to the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL), which they say can be a barrier to greater teacher …

Workers: Postal Service Reform Act First Step to Shore Up Agency

Congress has passed a bill to help shore up the U.S. Postal Service, and it's now on to President Joe Biden for a signature. Amid mail slowdowns…


 

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