This year, Raise Up Massachusetts has three legislative priorities: winning paid family and medical leave for Massachusetts workers, passing legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2021, and advancing the Fair Share Amendment towards the 2018 ballot.

For the last month, we’ve been focused on the first step in advancing our agenda: persuading state legislators to co-sponsor our paid leave and minimum wage bills. Friday, February 3 was the last day for State Representatives to co-sponsor legislation for the 2017-2018 legislative session (State Senators can continue to cosponsor legislation).

Below are the Senators and Representatives that signed on to co-sponsor our legislative priorities! You can click here to find out who your Senator and Representative are and their contact information, so you can call them and thank them for supporting our legislative priorities! 

Official Senate Sponsors of Paid Family and Medical Leave

  • Senator Michael Barrett
  • Senator Joseph Boncore
  • Senator Michael Brady
  • Senator William Brownsberger
  • Senator Harriette Chandler
  • Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz
  • Senator Cynthia Creem
  • Senator Julian Cyr
  • Senator Sal DiDomenico
  • Senator Kenneth Donnelly
  • Senator Linda Dorcena Forry
  • Senator James Eldrige
  • Senator Anne Gobi
  • Senator Pat Jehen
  • Senator Barbara L’Italien
  • Senator Eric Lesser
  • Senator Jason Lewis
  • Senator Thomas McGee
  • Senator Mark Montigny
  • Senator Michael Moore
  • Senator Marc Pacheco
  • Senator Michael Rush
  • Senator Karen Spilka
  • Senator James Timilty
  • Senator Walter Timilty

Official House Sponsors of Paid Family and Medical Leave

  • Representative Brian Ashe
  • Representative Cory Atkins
  • Representative Bruce Ayers
  • Representative Ruth Balser
  • Representative Christine Barber
  • Representative Jen Benson
  • Representative Paul Brodeur
  • Representative Antonio Cabral
  • Representative Daniel Cahill
  • Representative Thomas Calter
  • Representative Gailanne Cariddi
  • Representative Evandro Carvalho
  • Representative Gerry Cassidy
  • Representative Tackey Chan
  • Representative Nick Collins
  • Representative Mike Connolly
  • Representative Edward Coppinger
  • Representative Brendan Crighton
  • Representative Claire Cronin
  • Representative Daniel Cullinane
  • Representative Michael Day
  • Representative Majorie Decker
  • Representative Daniel Donahue
  • Representative Bill Driscoll
  • Representative Michelle DuBois
  • Representative Carolyn Dykema
  • Representative Lori Ehrlich
  • Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier
  • Representative Dylan Fernandes
  • Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante
  • Representative Michael Finn
  • Representative Carole Fiola
  • Representative Sean Garballey
  • Representative Denise Garlick
  • Representative Carmine Gentile
  • Representative Solomon Goldstein-Rose
  • Representative Ken Gordon
  • Representative Danielle Gregoire
  • Representative Pat Haddad
  • Representative Stephan Hay
  • Representative Jonathan Hecht
  • Representative Paul Heroux
  • Representative Natalie Higgins
  • Representative Kevin Honan
  • Representative Dan Hunt
  • Representative Louis Kafka
  • Representative Jay Kaufman
  • Representative Mary Keefe
  • Representative Kay Khan
  • Representative Peter Kocot
  • Representative Robert Koczera
  • Representative Stephen Kulik
  • Representative John Lawn
  • Representative Jack Patrick Lewis
  • Representative David Linksy
  • Representative Jay Livingstone
  • Representative Adrian Madaro
  • Representative John Mahoney
  • Representative Liz Malia
  • Representative Paul Mark
  • Representative Juana Matias
  • Representative Joseph McGonagle
  • Representative Joan Meschino
  • Representative James Miceli
  • Representative Rady Mom
  • Representative Frank Moran
  • Representative James Murphy
  • Representative Brian Murray
  • Representative Harold Naughton Jr.
  • Representative Jim O’Day
  • Representative Alice Peisch
  • Representative Denise Provost
  • Representative Angelo Puppolo
  • Representative Dave Rogers
  • Representative Jeffrey Roy
  • Representative Byron Rushing
  • Representative Dan Ryan
  • Representative Paul Schmid
  • Representative John Scibak
  • Representative Alan Silvia
  • Representative Frank Smizik
  • Representative Theodore Speliotis
  • Representative Thomas Stanley
  • Representative William Straus
  • Representative Jose Tosado
  • Representative Paul Tucker
  • Representative Chynah Tyler
  • Representative Steve Ultrino
  • Representative Aaron Vega
  • Representative RoseLee Vincent
  • Representative Chris Walsh
  • Representative Bud Williams

Official Senate Sponsors of a $15 Minimum Wage

  • Senator Michael Barrett
  • Senator Michael Brady
  • Senator William Brownsberger
  • Senator Harriette Chandler
  • Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz
  • Senator Cynthia Creem
  • Senator Julian Cyr
  • Senator Sal DiDomenico
  • Senator Kenneth Donnelly
  • Senator Linda Dorcena Forry
  • Senator James Eldridge
  • Senator Adam Hinds
  • Senator Pat Jehlen
  • Senator John Keenan
  • Senator Barbara L’Italien
  • Senator Eric Lesser
  • Senator Jason Lewis
  • Senator Thomas McGee
  • Senator Mark Montigny
  • Senator Michael Moore
  • Senator Walter Timilty
  • Senator James Welch

Official House Sponsors of a $15 Minimum Wage

  • Representative Brian Ashe
  • Representative Cory Atkins
  • Representative Ruth Balser
  • Representative Christine Barber
  • Representative Jen Benson
  • Representative Antonio Cabral
  • Representative Daneil Cahill
  • Representative Thomas Calter
  • Representative Evandro Carvalho
  • Representative Gerry Cassidy
  • Representative Nick Collins
  • Representative Mie Connolly
  • Representative Brendan Crighton
  • Representative Claire Cronin
  • Representative Daniel Cullinane
  • Representative Josh Cutler
  • Representative Marjorie Decker
  • Representative Daniel Donahue
  • Representative Paul Donato
  • Representative Bill Driscoll
  • Representative Michelle DuBois
  • Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier
  • Representative Dylan Fernandes
  • Representative Michael Finn
  • Representative Sean Garballey
  • Representative Denise Garlick
  • Representative Carmine Gentile
  • Representative Solomon Goldstein-Rose
  • Representative Carlos Gonzalez
  • Representative Jonathan Hecht
  • Representative Natalie Higgins
  • Representative Kate Hogan
  • Representative Kevin Honan
  • Representative Dan Hunt
  • Representative Louis Kafka
  • Representative Jay Kaufman
  • Representative Mary Keefe
  • Representative Kay Khan
  • Representative Peter Kocot
  • Representative Robert Koczera
  • Representative Stephen Kulik
  • Representative John Lawn
  • Representative Jack Patrick Lewis
  • Representative David Linsky
  • Representative Jay Livingstone
  • Representative Adrian Madaro
  • Representative John Mahoney
  • Representative Liz Malia
  • Representative Paul Mark
  • Representative Juana Matias
  • Representative Joseph McGonagle
  • Representative Joan Meschino
  • Representative James Miceli
  • Representative Frank Moran
  • Representative Brian Murray
  • Representative Jim O’Day
  • Representative Smitty Pignatelli
  • Representative Denise Provost
  • Representative Dave Rogers
  • Representative Byron Rushing
  • Representative Dan Ryan
  • Representative Alan Silvia
  • Representative Frank Smizik
  • Representative Thomas Stanley
  • Representative Jose Tosado
  • Representative Chynah Tyler
  • Representative Steve Ultrino
  • Representative Chris Walsh
  • Representative Bud Williams