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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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08 Mar 2018
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Nika: A Pioneer for Opportunity and Justice

PIONEERING ADVOCATE FOR OPPORTUNITY AND JUSTICE In this climate where no one can take political and legislative justice for granted, Nika Elugardo is determined to use her leadership and advocacy skills in the Massachusetts legislature, where the balance toward justice can rest on a single unyielding vote. CAREER AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Over many years living in Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill and Roslindale, Nika has worked in local community advocacy and state, national, and international politics. Nika’s professional career helping non-profit and business leaders work together to break injustice and open doors to opportunity began at the National Consumer Law Center…

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15 Dec 2017
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Sanchez Opponent Says District at Odds with DeLeo’s House

An attorney who has worked in non-profits and a state senator’s office wants to give Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, a Jamaica Plain Democrat and chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, his first competitive primary since 2010.

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