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马萨诸塞州参议院通过了投票法案,该法案旨在维持马萨诸塞州在 COVID 大流行之外的邮寄投票

A half-century of helping those who have lost all hope

Boston Globe - April 1, 2024

“Our constituents of all ages need support and proper resources to be able to thrive, and as their lawmakers, providing these resources is a central part of our jobs,” said Rausch.

Cape Cod League of Women Voters promotes civic engagement during week-long event

Cape Cod Times - March 6, 2024

The event involves students, educators, policymakers and community leaders. Its aim is ‘to strengthen constitutional democracy’ by supporting the movement for civic education and educating about how local, state and federal government works, and the role of individuals.

Lawmaker’s Bill seeks to end the often panicked search for a place to change baby’s diaper

Worcester Telegram and Gazette - February 15, 2024

The bill allows for both private and semi-private locations for baby changing stations; it does not call for installation only in bathrooms.

Should Massachusetts switch to statewide ranked choice voting?

Boston Globe - January 19, 2024

Ranked Choice Voting empowers voters, enhances candidate ballot access, and improves democracy by allowing voters to rank their favored candidates in a particular race.

Is there a future for Jewish progressivism after Oct. 7?

Boston Globe - November 11, 2023

Zionism is the Jewish desire for a homeland that came to fruition after the Holocaust, and some believe progressivism should embrace the establishment of a democratic state that provides refuge to a persecuted minority.

Massachusetts is drowning in single-use plastics. Why not ban them?

Boston Globe - October 18, 2023

“We are effectively smothering our planet and ourselves with plastic, and we have to address it,” said state Senator Rebecca Rausch, who chairs the Legislature’s joint committee on environment and natural resources.

Will the Legislature have an appetite for overrides?

Commonwealth Magazine - August 17, 2023

Proponents of the [Hey Sam] texting hotline say it is not duplicative of existing services, as it is staffed by locals who can refer callers to local services, and the peer-to-peer structure makes it more accessible to young people who may be reluctant to reach out for help through other channels.

Massachusetts lawmakers consider building energy performance standards

Environment America - July 17, 2023

Building energy performance standards are tried-and-true policy. Boston and Cambridge have already adopted performance standards for large buildings similar to those proposed in this legislation.

Massachusetts to consider numerous packaging-related bills, with a focus on plastic reduction

Waste Dive - June 7, 2023

“We are in a crisis of our own making and we have got to take steps now to reduce the damage we are causing, and continue to cause, to our beautiful planet and own health by limiting the use of single-use plastics,” said Rausch

New hope for bill to ban size discrimination in Massachusetts, after three decades of trying

Boston Globe - May 20, 2023

"Passing a law to protect workers and protect people as they seek health care, and education, and other opportunities ... is certainly a step in the right direction,” said Rausch


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