Public Policy

At Rosie’s Place, we don’t just educate our guests in the democratic process. We strive to engage and empower them through it. 

The Public Policy program works to further Rosie’s Place’s mission within the larger socio-political context by representing the interests of Rosie’s Place guests at the State House through direct lobbying, coalition building and by empowering guests and Rosie’s Place supporters to be actively involved in advocacy.

Rosie's Place 2018 Policy Priorities

SNAP Gap/Common Application legislation: An Act Improving Public Health through a Common Application for Core Food, Health and Safety-net Programs (Senate Bill 612 and House Bill 101
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Repeal the Family Cap: An Act Relative to the Well Being and Care of a Child (Senate Bill 34 and House Bill 85
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Safe Communities Act: An Act to Protect the Civil Rights and Safety of All Massachusetts Residents (Senate Bill 1305  and House Bill 3269)
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Fair Share Amendment: Proposal for an initiative amendment to the constitution to provide resources for education and transportation through an additional tax on incomes in excess of one million dollars.
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Elections 2018

Key dates:
Last day to register to vote in the preliminary election: August 15, 2018

Preliminary election: September 4, 2018
Last day to register to vote in the general election: October 17, 2018

General election: November 6, 2018

Income Inequality

At Rosie’s Place, we are committed to addressing income inequality in Massachusetts and to supporting and helping to build social movements for greater equality. Today, the top one percent of our society holds 24% of the total wealth in the country. This is the most intense concentration of wealth at the top of the ladder since 1929. Read more.

Voting – Rosie’s Place is dedicated to educating and engaging our guests in the voting and elections process. To put our work in context, take a look at this report about the role that nonprofits can play in reaching populations with historically low voter turnout—people often missed or skipped by partisan political campaigns. 

Fair Share Amendment – The Fair Share Amendment will be on the ballot in November 2018, and it needs your vote. Learn more

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