Use grassroots political action to further progressive values and support forward-looking politicians to represent the citizens of Norwood.
Community welcoming to all races, religions, genders, sexual orientations, ages, income levels, and abilities
Fair economic policies to support the services our citizens require
Increased forward-looking and liberal political representation for Norwood
Increased investment in public education and town infrastructure
Policies that support sustainable natural resources and clean environment
Transparent and participatory government
STATE / FEDERAL GOALS
Work in collaboration with other groups to identify and support state and federal candidates who demonstrate a commitment to progressive values
Work in collaboration with other groups to further progressive legislation related to a diverse range of priorities that impact residents of Norwood including:
- Campaign Finance Laws
- Civic Participation
- Civil Rights
- Economic Justice
- Environmental Protection
- Reproductive Rights
- Workers’ Rights
Monthly or more frequently during campaigns
Expanding membership in Town Meeting and higher Norwood town offices
Support 5 Massachusetts Bills
100% Renewable Energy (SD.1625 / HD.3092): An Act transitioning Massachusetts to 100 percent renewable energy (Eldridge - Decker/Garballey) Sets the goal of 100% renewable energy economy-wide by 2045 and 100% renewable electricity by 2035.
Fully Funding Our Public Schools / PROMISE Act (SD.101 / HD.434): An Act providing rightful opportunities and meaningful investment for successful and equitable education (Chang-Diaz -- Keefe/Vega) Fixes our outdated school funding formula to more accurately and equitably distribute resources – giving all schools the funding they need to deliver high-quality education.
Medicare for All (SD.2062 / HD.2974): An Act establishing medicare for all in Massachusetts (Eldridge - Sabadosa/Garlick) Establishes a single payer system, in which the state provides health care to all residents as a right.
Safe Communities Act (SD.926 / HD.1520): An Act to protect the civil rights and safety of all Massachusetts residents (Eldridge - Balser/Miranda) Limits local and state police collaboration with federal immigration agents, bars law enforcement and court personnel from inquiring about immigration status, and ensures due process protections.
We The People Resolution (SD.858 / HD.2012): Resolutions for a United States constitutional amendment and amendments convention. Call on the US Congress to propose an Article V Amendment Convention to draw up an amendment to the US Constitution overturning the Citizens United decision (Eldridge)