Entries by Jason Lewis

Continuing the Work of MLK to Advance Racial Justice in our Communities and Commonwealth

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr said that “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable…every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” Great civil rights leaders like MLK or Fannie Lou Hamer or John Lewis have rightfully earned their place in American history […]

Senator Lewis and Representative Day Secure $100,000 for Greater Boston Stage Company for COVID Safety Upgrades

State Senator Jason Lewis and State Representative Michael Day are pleased to announce that they successfully secured a $100,000 appropriation for the Greater Boston Stage Company, as a part of the COVID pandemic recovery bill recently passed by the state legislature and signed into law by Governor Baker. The funds will be used by the […]

Senator Lewis Successfully Leads Negotiations to Ensure Affordable and Stable Egg Supply

(BOSTON – 12/22/2021) Following action by House and Senate lawmakers earlier this week, a bill to ensure a more secure egg supply chain in the state, was signed into law Wednesday. The legislation updates Massachusetts’ farm animal welfare standards passed by voters in 2016 to align with other states. “When Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly passed a […]

Senator Lewis Joins Senate Vote for Nero’s Law to Protect Police Dogs

State Senator Jason Lewis recently joined a unanimous vote in the Massachusetts State Senate for An Act allowing humane transportation of K9 partners, also known as Nero’s Law, ensuring law enforcement officers’ K-9 partners can receive life-saving medical attention and transport if injured in the line of duty. The bill comes in response to the tragic events in 2018 that took the life of Yarmouth Police K-9 Sergeant Sean Gannon and severely injured his […]

Sen. Lewis Joins Bipartisan Vote for Sweeping Legislation to Improve Access to Mental Health Care

On Wednesday, State Senator Jason Lewis joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate to pass the Mental Health Addressing Barriers to Care (ABC) Act 2.0, comprehensive legislation with the goal of ensuring that all residents of Massachusetts can access the mental health care they need when they need it. This legislation builds on previous mental […]

Sen. Lewis to Host Dec. Office Hours in Malden, Melrose & Wakefield

Senator Jason Lewis is resuming in-person District Office Hours, where any resident is welcome to drop in to speak with him about help they need with state agencies or issues that are important to them. Senator Lewis will also continue to host monthly Virtual Office Hours via the Zoom videoconferencing platform. The dates of Virtual Office Hours and the link to join can be […]

Sen. Lewis Joins Bipartisan Vote to Pass American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Spending Bill to Support Pandemic Recovery

State Senator Jason Lewis joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts State Senate last week to unanimously pass a $3.82 billion spending bill that directs federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to assist the Commonwealth’s ongoing recovery, with a particular focus on making equitable investments and ensuring that communities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic […]

With Support from Education Committee Chair Jason Lewis, Senate Passes Genocide Education Bill

The Massachusetts State Senate on Thursday passed An Act concerning genocide education to provide education to middle and high school students on the history of genocide and to promote the teaching of human rights issues. As Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Education, Senator Jason Lewis was a key supporter of the legislation.  The bill requires every middle […]