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Meet the Specialists events Affordable Housing and Health Care

LWVMA’s Meet the Specialists programs offer members the chance to take a deep dive into the state level bills we support in a topic area. 

Affordable Housing 

The housing crisis in the Commonwealth dominates the daily news.  Affordable Housing legislative specialists Lori Stewart and Lucy Kennedy spoke about the bills we support and what you can do to make a difference. The program spotlighted efforts to support critical measures such as Access to Counsel, eviction sealing, and real estate transfer fees as separate bills but also within Governor Healey’s housing bond bill, the Affordable Homes Act, scheduled for a public hearing on January 18. LWV Wellesley’s Renee Spencer shared her Access to Counsel experience. Click here to watch the event recording. 

 

Health Care

Data show that access to midwives improves health outcomes for birthing people of color. Health Care legislative specialists Ellen Church and Andrea Bresnahan talked about access to midwives and all the health care bills we support and what you can do to advance them during this second year of the legislative session. Topics included maternal health, regional public health supports, universal single payer healthcare, death with dignity, community immunity, the family caregiver tax credit, and more. Click here to watch the recording.