A call for automatic voter registration

Originally published on Nov. 15, 2017 in the Bay State Banner. By Karen Morales Activists from the Election Modernization Coalition, a legislative advocacy group, are urging Massachusetts lawmakers to adopt automatic voter registration, a streamlined process for eligible voters in local and national elections. The coalition is led by Common Cause Massachusetts, the League of… Read More A call for automatic voter registration

Edwards campaign takes aim at rival’s electoral base

Originally published on Nov. 2, 2017 in the Bay State Banner.  By Karen Morales In the Sept. 26 preliminary election, Lydia Edwards finished just a percentage point behind North End resident Stephen Passacantilli. Last week she took the fight to the heart of his electoral base, holding a reception at a North End restaurant to… Read More Edwards campaign takes aim at rival’s electoral base

Jackson, Walsh face off in final mayoral debate

Originally published on Nov. 1, 2017 in the Bay State Banner. By Karen Morales Mayor Martin Walsh and District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson continued to wrangle over issues of affordable housing, racial inequality, economic development, transportation and education during their second debate last week. Broadcast live from WGBH’s Brighton studio, this debate was the… Read More Jackson, Walsh face off in final mayoral debate

District 1 Candidates Face Off in East Boston Forum

Published in the Bay State Banner, September 7, 2017 Photo by Karen Morales Candidates for the District 1 Boston City Council seat participated in a public forum in East Boston last week to answer constituents’ questions about where they stand on local issues. Currently running for the seat are Margaret Farmer, Lydia Edwards and Stephen… Read More District 1 Candidates Face Off in East Boston Forum

Mayor leads city forum on racism

Published in the Bay State Banner, November 22, 2016 Photo provided by Mayor’s Office The Cutler Majestic Theatre was at full capacity on Saturday morning with students, educators, elected officials, community organizers and other Boston residents who were ready to have a difficult but necessary talk. Mayor Martin Walsh, in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation’s… Read More Mayor leads city forum on racism

Elizabeth Warren Rallies with Thousands of Union Workers

Published in the Bay State Banner, September 15, 2016 Photo by Karen Morales (at-large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley pictured) “As I look out to all of you, I am reminded of what my parents fought for. They fought for dignity and family,” said Roxana Rivera, vice president of SEIU 32BJ, last Saturday to a crowd… Read More Elizabeth Warren Rallies with Thousands of Union Workers