Yaira Matos

Yaira is a long-time activist with a fierce dedication to a number of causes spanning reproductive justice to environmental justice to economic justice. Throughout her career, she has explored [...]

Op-ed: Why fighting climate change must embrace cultural and economic diversity

After a summer with more than 20 days over 90 degrees, the commonwealth’s communities are now contending with single digit cold snaps, and winter has only just started. Extreme temperatures have [...]

Building Our Communities in 2022

Dear allies,  The cases of COVID-19 and its variants, especially Omicron, have been dramatically increasing since the beginning of 2022. On January 15, a requirement for individuals to show [...]

Beginning a new year of continued activism

Dear allies,  One year ago, we witnessed the unthinkable actions of insurrectionists at the U.S. Capitol. It was difficult to watch the new year begin in tragedy, but we remained united in [...]

Reflecting on Our Fights and Wins in 2021

Dear friends and allies,  As 2021 comes to a close, let’s reflect on the year behind us. Together, we have seen great victories for our communities and initiatives, such as the passing of [...]

Building a More Sustainable Future

Dear allies,  With the recent passing of a $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Bill, we are hopeful that this country will make critical moves to build a sustainable future. These funds [...]

Supporting our Partners’ Efforts To Build a Better Future

Dear allies,  Leading up to Election Day, our partners were hard at work encouraging community members to cast their votes. We are proud to recognize their efforts to build a better future [...]

Ensure our voices are heard this Election Day

Dear allies,  November 2 is Election Day. We have the opportunity to elect leaders that stand with working families. Though this year may not hold a presidential election, it is equally [...]

When it takes a village . . . and a day care . . . and a taekwondo instructor to raise a child

Anyone who’s counted on a child-care provider in order to keep their own job knows just how essential — how fundamental — that labor is to a functioning, equitable society. Yet somehow, there’s [...]

Op-ed: Expand the Massachusetts Child Tax Credit for immediate child care relief

Families hit hard by the pandemic need child care relief. Trillions of dollars in social infrastructure spending may soon come down the pipeline for our state to start building a universal child [...]