Media partner

Site stats: April traffic | Patch: Town updates | Cambridge Day: News >> 

76 at Democratic Town Committee hear Chang-Diaz, Healey

Democratic logo, 2021

UPDATED, Feb. 10: Two candidates for governor, Sonia Chang-Diaz and Maura Healey, spoke at the Arlington Democratic Town Committee virtual meeting on Monday, Feb. 7.

As many 76 people watched, including state Sen. Cindy Friedman and state Reps. Sean Garballey and Dave Rogers.

Many more candidates will speak briefly at the beginning of the Arlington caucus, set for Saturday, Feb. 12, to elect delegates to the state convention.

For information, go to arlingtondems.org/.

State Sen. Chang-Diaz, a former public school teacher in Lynn and the multiracial child of a single mother who was a social worker, is very conscious of the gap between haves and have-nots and how the latter communities have limited life choices. She is focused on fighting for bold transformational change in areas such as housing, climate change, and student debt.

"Too many people in government focus on hanging on to power rather than using it," she said. "Our accomplishments in criminal justice reform and education reform show that systemic change has happened and can happen: a Green New Deal and debt-free college are achievable."

She supports a housing-first policy to eliminate homelessness, similar to what Pine Street Inn does.

Attorney General Healey, raised by a single mom in a large family, learned early the values of teamwork and sacrifice.

As AG, she has been proud to be the people's lawyer, standing up to the powerful, including Purdue Pharma, Exxon Mobil and predatory lenders. She said she will be there to "listen, learn and lead."

"We have the best schools and companies, but the cost of living is too high; too many can't grow," she said.

A proud progressive, she said she hopes to invest in transit, housing, affordable child care, job training and health care. Equity is her central focus, including equal access to mental and physical health care. She said child-care needs to be affordable so that parents can enter or reenter the work force, but child-care workers need to be paid fairly too. And we have only moments left to deal with climate change.

For more information, visit www.arlingtondems.org or www.facebook.com/adtcma, or call Aimee Coolidge, 781-775-5343, or Stephanie Swanson, 716-435-4153.


This news announcement was published Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, and updated to a news summary Feb. 10 by Kim Haase, secretary of the ADTC.

Your Businesses

Latest comments

John Yurewicz Alewife Brook sewage campaign: Support from EPA
05 March 2022
The Thorndike Place apartment and pavement construction will re-direct natural underground aquifers ...
Bob Sprague Letters: Emailing Advocate? Copy it here. Roe v. Wade?
17 January 2022
Let the public know with a letter to the editor. For details, see https://www.yourarlington.com/easy...

Housing Authority

Your People

Wally greets Marianne Comeau at Del's.

Longtime resident recalls how Red Sox gave her hits she needed

Wally greets Marianne Comeau at Del's. UPDATED May 21: You may have seen Marianne Comeau doling out paddles for canoes at Spy Pond in summers past. Or at the Ed Burns rec center working with kids. Or simply jogging around town, something she has done since 1979. The affable friend to police…
Lt. Dan Kelly

Retired Arlington police lieutenant dies at 58

Lt. Dan Kelly Lt. Dan Kelly, a retired member of the Arlington Police Department, died Tuesday, May 3, after fighting cancer for several years, Chief Julie Flaherty said in a report by YourArlington partner Patch. Kelly, 58, served 32 years as a decorated member of the Arlington Police Department.…
Sulinha Boucher, 2022

Younger than 5: 4th album for Arlington musician

Sulinha Boucher “We Should Be Kind." Listen to it here >> Sulinha Boucher, an Arlington musician for 30 years who is originally from Brazil, has recorded her fourth album for children, “We Should Be Kind." Perhaps you have heard her at the Robbins and Fox libraries, where she has performed for the…






FACEBOOK BOX: To see all images, click the PHOTOS link just below

 



Support YourArlington

An informed Arlington
keeps democracy alive
:
Why we are your news source >>

Donate Button

YourArlington is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Your contributions are tax-deductible.

Wednesday Newsletter

Your Arts

Your Police, Fire

Development

Site Partners

Patch header

Arlington Patch

Arlington Patch has been reporting about the town since 2010. The national site with local outlets…