In his recent op-ed for The Boston Sun, Ward 4 Chair Jonathan Cohn supports Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz’ PROMISE Act, which would “update the state’s funding formula, enable cities to more accurately count their low-income student population, and ensure a minimum level of aid for every district.”
When the candidates running for Boston City Council’s At-Large seats meet on Tuesday evening, June 18th, they will represent a remarkably diverse field. So do the organizers of the event, who, along with moderator Michael Jonas (Executive Editor, CommonWealth) have designed the Community Conversation as an inclusive opportunity for all of Boston to hear the candidates’ view on a wide range of issues. Kudos to our partners: Greater Boston Young Democrats, Ward 5 Democratic Committee, The Ellis South End Neighborhood Association, MassVote, Chinese Progressive Association, Castle Square Tenants Organization, and Asian Pacific Islanders Civic Action Network. Special thanks to our hosts, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology.
In his recent opinion piece for In These Times, Jonathan urges candidates and their supporters to eschew tired and invalid concepts that are based on “gaming out what other voters will do.” Victory, he writes, goes to those who dig in, inspire, and hustle.
Join us for a Community Conversation with the candidates, moderated by our own Margaret McKenna. Registration required: bit.ly/BostonD8Forum
A specialist in anesthesiology and pain management, Dr. Zafeer Baber is in a perfect position to assess the connections between Big Pharma and Big Tobacco. In both cases, he writes in his February 8th op-ed for The Boston Sun, “the Commonwealth is facing a…public health crisis built on deceitful marketing practices.” He urges policy action at all levels.