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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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Massachusetts State House
24 Apr 2018
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Massachusetts, Let’s Lead on Healthcare

I remember when Massachusetts was the nation’s progressive leader. It was an exciting time, full of hope and energy. The best example I can think of was 2004, when as a state we took a stand that marriage equality was a non-negotiable right.

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Nika Elugardo
05 Apr 2018
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Elugardo Kicks off Campaign for State Representative

Running on a progressive platform, the candidate emphasizes her social justice work. “Our district will never again have to lobby our representatives to do what is right for this community and fight for our interests,” said Nika Elugardo at her campaign kick-off party last week

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30 Mar 2018
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Gallery: Photos from Nika’s Campaign Kickoff

Thank you to the 200+ who attended my Campaign Kickoff.

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30 Mar 2018
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Over 200 supporters join Nika Elugardo at JP campaign kickoff for state representative

Longtime community advocate Nika Elugardo kicked off her campaign for state representative Thursday night, vowing to “unabashedly champion progressive justice legislation” on Beacon Hill.

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27 Mar 2018
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Jamaica Plain News Calls Nika a ‘Formidable Challenger’ to incumbent

“Nika is a hugely talented and effective advocate and has devoted her career to justice, opportunity, and making Boston stronger,” says State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz.

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21 Mar 2018
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Greater Boston community gathers in support of $15 minimum wage, paid leave

Nearly 300 people gathered to spread a message to their legislators demanding job-protected paid leave and a $15 minimum wage at Boston’s St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral Tuesday night. The community briefing was hosted by Raise Up Massachusetts…

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14 Mar 2018
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Press Release: Nika Elugardo Submits Signatures in 15th Suffolk Race

JAMAICA PLAIN—Backed by a broad and rapidly growing coalition of support, progressive trailblazer Nika Elugardo has garnered more than the necessary signatures to enter the 15th Suffolk House race. Elugardo, who previously served as senior policy advisor to state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, has won over potential voters in Mission Hill, Jamaica, Roslindale, and Brookline with an unwaveringly progressive platform. It includes a $15-an-hour minimum wage, criminal justice reform, quality education, and equal pay for women. “It’s been an incredible honor to see how our message of opportunity, prosperity, and justice for all has been met with such enthusiasm in the…

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