Entries by Jason Lewis

Guest Post: Concerned About Youth Vaping at Home while Schools are Closed?

This guest post was authored by Ashley Hall, MS, Program Manager of the Northeast Tobacco-Free Community Partnership. Concerned About Youth Vaping at Home while Schools are Closed? During these extraordinary times, when our lives are disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, schools, organizations, and activities are closed. While parents work to establish new routines at home […]

Sen. Lewis Reports State Action on Coronavirus Pandemic

After Governor Baker declared a State of Emergency for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on March 10, 2020, the state government has moved swiftly to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus and mitigate the impacts of the pandemic and related public health orders on the Massachusetts residents, businesses, and institutions. In addition to working closely […]

Statement from Sen. Lewis on the COVID-19 Virus

“We are facing an unprecedented situation with the global spread of the COVID-19 virus and the many impacts it is having on our communities. This is undoubtedly a confusing and challenging time for all of us to navigate, and we know that many of our neighbors, businesses, and institutions are facing significant disruption and hardship. […]

Sen. Lewis Will Host Forum on the Region’s Transportation and Commuting Challenges

BOSTON – Continuing his “Community Conversations” discussion series, Senator Jason Lewis is pleased to host an upcoming conversation on policy strategies to address the Commonwealth’s transportation and commuting challenges. Community Conversations are issue discussions delving into a different timely topic at each forum, with ample opportunity for residents to share feedback and have their questions […]

Column: The Safe Communities Act Promotes Public Safety and Strengthens Civil Rights

Every resident of Massachusetts has a constitutional right to be free and safe. The Massachusetts state constitution, the world’s oldest functioning written constitution, declares that: All people are born free and equal and have certain natural, essential and unalienable rights; among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; […]

Sen. Lewis Supports Passage of Next Generation Climate Policy

The Massachusetts State Senate on Thursday advanced three bills that boldly tackle the contributing factors of climate change, chart one of the most aggressive courses of action against global warming in the country, and pave the way for a clean energy future for all of its residents. An Act Setting Next Generation Climate Policy and […]

Senator Lewis Supports Bill to Strengthen School Breakfasts & Address Childhood Hunger

BOSTON – On January 16, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed legislation to fight childhood hunger and boost participation rates in school breakfast programs in the Commonwealth’s high-poverty schools. The bill,  An Act regarding breakfast after the bell (S.2460), would require all public K-12 schools with 60 percent or more students eligible for free or reduced-price […]

Sharing the Results of the Transportation and Commuting Survey

Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to our survey on transportation and commuting! We are pleased to share the results. We are also planning our next Community Conversation to review the survey results and discuss solutions to our region’s transportation challenges. Stay tuned for details of this event coming soon. Your input […]