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State Politics

Dems Lobbying Day 2018
Harvard College Democrats

College Democrats Visit State House for Lobby Day

Around 30 students met with state legislators at the State House Thursday to advocate for five bills as part of the Harvard College Democrats’ semesterly Lobby Day.

Reed Shafer-Ray
Harvard College Democrats

Spurred by Friend's Suicide, Harvard Senior Pushes for Gun Control Legislation

After a childhood friend committed suicide, Reed T. Shafer-Ray ’18 began pushing for twin gun safety bills in the Massachusetts State House that he hopes will save lives.

Student Groups

Harvard Students Rally for Massachusetts Sexual Assault Bills

The rally—organized by the student-led Every Voice Coalition—supported two bills currently in House committees.

Bob Massie
Politics

Gubernatorial Candidate Bob Massie Speaks at The Democracy Center

Activist and author Robert “Bob” K. Massie visited The Democracy Center on Friday to discuss his campaign for the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 this November.

Stop Deportations
On Campus

Stop Deportations

Graduate students gathered in Phillips Brooks House Wednesday afternoon to rally for the Safe Communities Act.

Stop Deportations
Politics

Students Phone Bank for Safe Communities Act

The Safe Communities Act is a piece of Massachusetts legislation that aims to offer more legal protections for immigrants in the commonwealth.

Marty Walsh
Politics

Walsh Elected for Second Mayoral Term

Boston residents have re-elected Martin J. Walsh for a second term as mayor on Tuesday in a victory over opponent Tito Jackson.

City Politics

Youth Rally Draws Students, Politicians to Boston Common

Although the march’s Facebook page stated that the event was open to those of all “political leanings,” speakers derided many aspects of President Donald Trump’s agenda.

Crime

Panel Discusses 'Moral Outrage' of Mass Incarceration

“There is no more glaring threat to human rights or testing of democracy than our current punishment crisis," a Graduate School of Education professor said.

Devereux's Concerns
City Politics

City Councillors Vote to Support Blocking Immigration Enforcement Training

​Cambridge City Councillors voted unanimously Monday night to support the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts’ calls for the state to withdraw from a federal customs enforcement training program.

College

Some Students Hope Legalized Marijuana Will Grow Campus Culture

​After a statewide legalization of recreational marijuana took effect in Massachusetts Thursday, some Harvard undergraduates said they think the new legislation will change the University’s “campus culture” for the better.

State Politics

Massachusetts Legalizes Marijuana, Denies Expansion for Charter Schools

Massachusetts voters opted to legalize marijuana and denied a proposed lift in the state's charter school cap that was contentious among state Democrats, along with handing Hillary Clinton an overwhelming majority in the state.

Politics

Harvard Students Mirror Mass. Split on Charter School Question

Harvard Democrats and Republicans have ramped up efforts to sway the large percentage of undecided Massachusetts voters on the contentious charter school ballot question

College

Sexual Assault Bill Author Encourages Youth Activism

Amanda N. Nguyen ’13, founder and president of advocacy group Rise, criticized the lack of support the legal system affords sexual assault victims and emphasized young people’s ability to change that system during an address in Currier House Monday.

Debating Charter Schools
University

Panelists Spar Over Mass. Charter School Ballot Measure

At the Graduate School of Education Tuesday, experts clashed over ballot measure Question 2, which would "approve up to 12 new charter schools or enrollment expansions in existing charter schools each year."

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