Entries by Jason Lewis

Senator Lewis Nominates Philmore Phillip II, Founder of CATO, as a Black Excellence on the Hill Honoree

Senator Jason Lewis recently nominated Philmore Phillip, an advocate for racial equity and founder of CATO, as a 2022 Black Excellence on the Hill honoree. Black Excellence on the Hill is an annual event hosted by the Black and Latino Legislative Caucus to recognize and celebrate Black community leaders and trailblazers across Massachusetts. A 2009 […]

Senator Lewis Supports Passage of Bill to Make Prescription Drugs More Affordable

State Senator Jason Lewis recently joined his Senate colleagues in a bipartisan vote to pass An Act relative to Pharmaceutical Access, Cost and Transparency (PACT Act). This comprehensive pharmaceutical legislation is intended to address the rapidly increasing cost of prescription drugs and to ensure life-saving medications are affordable, fairly priced, and accessible for all patients […]

Senator Lewis Supports Bill to Increase Access to COVID-19 Testing, Vaccines, and Masks

State Senator Jason Lewis joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts State Senate in passing a $76 million plan to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and its variants by providing residents with greater access to tests, vaccines, and masks, while prioritizing communities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as frontline workers. Much […]

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 […]