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12 Jul 2018
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Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus Endorses First-Time Candidates Across Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus Political Action Committee announced its final round of endorsements for women seeking political office across MA.

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04 Jul 2018
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JP Porchfest is July 7th: Get Ready for 170 Performances on 90 Porches!

The 5th Annual Jamaica Plain Porchfest this Saturday will be bigger than the previous four as it will include music, theater, dance, spoken word, storytelling, comedy, circus arts and a politicians’ porch.

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Burgers on a grill
20 Jun 2018
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Volunteer Appreciation Cookout

Thanks for all you do! We’ve been putting in a lot of work, and there’s still plenty of work to come! But it’s also important to celebrate everything we’ve accomplished already.

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18 Jun 2018
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Help TeamNika Do Outreach

Help spread the word about Nika’s campaign and speak to fellow voters! Click to find phone banking and canvassing opportunities.

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13 Jun 2018
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An Idealistic Challenger Takes on a Pragmatic Incumbent in J.P./Mission Hill District

Elugardo says she decided to challenge Sánchez because she is frustrated with the slow pace of progressive change in Massachusetts and the apparent unwillingness of legislators to pass measures such as the Safe Communities Act to counter the Trump administration agenda.

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09 Jun 2018
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It’s Time to Champion True Justice for All

I am marching in the Boston Pride Parade, and I’m both excited and sobered. I’m excited because the celebration of our LGBTQ+ communities is full of joy, laughter, and camaraderie. I’m sobered because in the face of anti-LGBTQ+ court decisions, slow-moving local LGBTQ+ legislation, and a state ballot initiative that’s only necessary because so many people want to reverse much-needed protection for transgender rights, I’m reminded that we have so far to go.

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Nika Elugardo
09 Jun 2018
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Q. and A. with Nika Elugardo

Nika Elugardo is an attorney, a former aide to local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, and a former director of a nonprofit that provides financial education and other resources to those wanting to achieve financial stability and build wealth.

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03 Jun 2018
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The Round Table Interview

Check out the live video from Nika’s interview with MAMLEO

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16 May 2018
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Democrats Face Push from Left

That state Rep. Angelo Scaccia has challengers is not a surprise. The conservative-leaning Hyde Park Democrat was first elected in 1973 and represents a district with a voting population that has shifted from majority Italian American to majority people of color

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26 Apr 2018
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Nika Will Make Public Records Public

In 2016, after the work of many progressive advocates, the legislature passed and the Governor signed legislation that reformed the Massachusetts public records law for the first time since the early 1970’s. This legislation was a big improvement, but it was also incomplete. What about the law was good? State agencies now have 15 days to fully comply with records requests; municipalities will have 25 days. The law also caps charges, therefore making records less expensive and more accessible to the general public. What was left undone?  The legislature exempted themselves, the Governor’s office, and the judiciary; the Commonwealth of…

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