Massachusetts Fair Share

We stand up for a Massachusetts where everyone gets a fair shot, does and pays their fair share, and plays by the same rules.

The “Child Care Dance” and why we need reform

“We thought we were doing everything right,” said Jenny, a young mom and Fair Share supporter. “We thought we were so ahead of things, we had even started a college … Continue reading

Featured · Leave a comment

1,100 and counting call for reversal of early education cuts

Community members have expressed frustration in response to Governor Charlie Baker vetoing $17.5 million in funding to early education, including a much needed $7.5 million to the struggling workforce. A … Continue reading

Featured · Leave a comment

MA Delegation Digest July 2016

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Warren calls for scrutiny of Airbnb-style rentals, and worries they may be taking away housing from long term renters. Just before the end of their vacation, Warren … Continue reading

August 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rallying support to override early ed cuts

When doing line-item vetoes, Gov. Charlie Baker including specific cuts targeting early education and care. We are Massachusetts Fair Share believe cutting funding for early education is short sighted. We … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

MA Delegation Digest, June 2016

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Warren campaigns to strip the largest college and school accreditation agency in the country of its powers, citing its weak track record with the oversight of for-profit … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Despite budget gap, legislators make critical investments in early education

Investment in early education brings real progress, as lawmakers protected early education funds despite budget gap The budget, passed out of the conference committee today, included critical investments in early … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Improving early education means addressing crisis in workforce

Providing a high-quality early education is one our most powerful tools to address the achievement gap and make sure that every child gets a fair shot. The most important element … Continue reading

June 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

In honor of Father’s Day, Speaking Out for More Early Education

As we approach Father’s Day, Massachusetts dads are calling for more investment in early education. Massachusetts Fair Share has been collecting photo petitions from people across Massachusetts to #SupportEarlyEd. “As … Continue reading

June 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

State leaders must consider addressing corporate tax loopholes and subsidies to help solve budget gap

Faced with a budget shortfall of up to $750 million, our leaders on Beacon Hill have a lot of tough choices to make. We urge lawmakers to consider addressing corporate … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Congress takes a step backward on hunger

An update from our national office on the damaging new Child Nutrition Re-authorization which is moving in Congress right now: A step backward in the fight against child hunger As … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Senate announces first draft budget

On Tuesday, the Massachusetts state Senate released their draft version of the FY17 budget. Next, senators will propose and debate amendments to this budget. We are supporting three amendments as … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

MA Delegation Digest March – April 2016

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Warren urges the Treasury Department to conduct its own investigation into potential U.S. ties in the Panama Papers — especially as blacklisted organizations and individuals were found … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 · Leave a comment