Entries by Maddie

The 2020 Budget Battle Begins: Co-sponsors Needed!

Action Alert Along with spring showers, the state budget season has arrived! This is the critical time of year when the state legislature makes important decisions about which services and programs to invest in and at what levels. The state budget is a statement of our values as a Commonwealth. In it we find the […]

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2019 Good Apple Reception

Honoring Robert F. Rivers, Chair and CEO of Eastern Bank On March 28, 2019, the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice (“MA Appleseed”) honored Robert F. Rivers with its 12th annual Good Apple Award. Each year, MA Appleseed presents the “Good Apple” award to someone in the Massachusetts business or legal community who demonstrates the principles of social […]

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The Federal Government Reverses Progress On School Discipline

By Jake Hofstetter | Research and Policy Associate In the wake of the massacres in Parkland, Florida and Santa Fe, Texas, the Trump administration proposed several steps, such as arming teachers, to improve school safety. In addition to these proposals, the Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her Commission on School Safety released a report that also […]

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2019 Good Apple Reception Announcement

Save the Date! March 28, 2019 6:00 pm Reception 7:00 pm Award Ceremony Boston Harbor Hotel, Wharf Room 12th Annual Good Apple Award On Thursday, March 28th 2019 Massachusetts Appleseed will host its 12th annual Good Apple reception at the Boston Harbor Hotel. We are pleased to announce that this year’s recipient of the Good […]

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Jessica L. Ellis and Samuel R. Gates Join Massachusetts Appleseed’s Board of Directors

For Immediate Release Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice welcomed Jessica L. Ellis, a Hearing Officer in the Legal Division at the Department of Public Utilities, and Samuel R. Gates, an Associate at Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP, to its Board of Directors on November 27, 2018. The Massachusetts Appleseed Center, a […]

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Melanie L. Todman Appointed Co-Vice Chair of Massachusetts Appleseed’s Board of Directors

For Immediate Release Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice Board of Directors unanimously voted at its September 25th board meeting to appoint Melanie L. Todman, Associate at Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, to join Justin J. Wolosz of Choate Hall & Stewart LLP as co-Vice Chair. The Massachusetts Appleseed Center, a non-profit […]

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John A. Shutkin of CliftonLarsonAllenLLP Joins Massachusetts Appleseed Board

For Immediate Release Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice welcomed John A. Shutkin, General Counsel of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, to its Board of Directors at its board meeting on September 25, 2018. The Massachusetts Appleseed Center, a non-profit organization that advocates for systemic reform in areas such as education, youth homelessness, and access […]

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The Formal Session Ends: Let’s Break It Down

It’s over! The formal session of the Legislature ended at midnight on Tuesday, which means, although the Legislature will continue to meet in informal sessions, action on the most remaining controversial legislation will be tabled until January 2019. So what are the results? Read more below about how our priorities fared in the FY19 budget […]

Last Chance for Homeless Youth!

Action Alert For homeless youth, moving through the world without a state identification card can make an already impossible situation worse. Without state ID, they cannot:  Apply for a job Enroll in education programs Obtain a library card Pick up a package from the post office Open any financial accounts Enter certain government buildings Interact […]