Press Release

Parents Running for Office (PRO) Press Conference

Grateful to the many coalition partners who joined us at the Massachusetts Statehouse on January 24, 2024 for the #PRO Press Conference! Vote Mama recently released important new data showing that #CampaignFundsForChildcare is not only smart policy, but it also supports families and supports a diverse candidate pool in our great Commonwealth. Thank you to the bills sponsors and supporters – we’re calling on legislators to pass this bill THIS CYCLE!

The PRO Coalition consists of the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators (MCWL), MA Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC), MassNow, sponsoring legislators and countless others, they called on Massachusetts legislators to pass An Act Supporting Parents Running for Public Office (H.669 & S.422).

  • Representative Mike Connolly (Bill Sponsor)
  • Senator Patricia Jehlen (Bill Sponsor)
  • Representative Joan Meschino (Bill Sponsor)
  • Representative Kate Lipper-Garabedian
  • Representative Daniel Hunt
  • Jamie Belsito, Former State Representative 

Learn more about their latest report, watch the recap of the press release held at the Massachusetts Statehouse in January 2024, or download the document in full below! Campaign Funds for Childcare: A Data-Driven Report on a Structural Solution for Caregiving Candidates.