Senator-Elect Lydia Edwards is inviting residents of the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex District to advise her on constituent and public policy on issues impacting the Senate district. The transition committee will meet with the Senator to discuss specific topics. The committee will cover issues including housing, transportation, addiction and recovery, Massport, seniors, education/youth services, public safety, and environmental justice. The meetings will be organized by topic and will meet regularly during 2022, providing residents opportunity for input on budgetary and legislative matters as the state continues to respond to the pandemic.
“The wisdom and lived experience of district residents is invaluable and key to our communities’ success,” said Senator-Elect Edwards. “Some of the best policies I have ever worked on came from everyday people such as the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, benefits from Suffolk Downs and the charter amendment for Boston. I believe so much of my job is amplifying the good hard work and ideas of the people I serve.”
Residents can apply for the committee by emailing [email protected]. Please send your name, your city, and the topics you are interested in discussing with the Senator. She will respond with a series of dates and times to discuss each topic. If there is a subject matter not listed above please feel free to suggest it to the Senator -Elect.
Senator-Elect Edwards will be sworn in to the Massachusetts Senate on Thursday, January 20th at 12:00 pm. Due to COVID-19 protocols, the event will have extremely limited attendance, but supporters are invited to view online or join a watch party at Democracy Brewing (35 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111). Senator Edwards will join the in person event after her brief swearing in. Proof of vaccination is required. Doors open at 11:30 AM, the live stream will begin at 12 PM. Please RSVP to Emma at [email protected].