I hope you’ll join me and Democrats from across Massachusetts this Saturday for a policy forum at Framingham State College hosted by the Massachusetts Democratic Party Public Policy Committee. The forum will be March 10th from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM at Framingham State University, Dwight Performing Arts Center,100 State Street, Framingham. 


More details about the event are below below the fold.

From the Massachusetts Democratic Party website:

"In this important election year, it is crucial that activists and volunteers are prepared with information on policy matters that will be talked by voters on the campaign trail. To help you be prepared, our Public Policy Committee will be hosting a policy forum bringing together experts on government, taxes, jobs and healthcare — some of the issues sure to be on the voters’ minds. We want to make sure you have accurate information to talk to your friends, family and neighbors. Please join other Democratic activists at this exciting opportunity."


Panelists include:

Barry Bluestone is the Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy, founding Director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, and the founding Dean of the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. 

Jay Kaufman has served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives since January 1995 and chaires the legislature’s Committee on Revenue. 

Joan Fitzgerald is the Director of Law and Public Policy at Northeastern specializing in urban economic development, urban sustainability planning, workforce development, green economic development. 

Steven Tolman is the president of AFL-CIO and was elected into office on October 6, 2011. Prior to this, Tolman has served as an American labor union leader, as well as an state legislator.

Jim Roosevelt has served as the President and CEO of the Tufts Health Plan since 2005. In addition, Mr. Roosevelt serves as the co-chair of the Rules and By-laws Committee of the Democratic National Committee, and has served as chief legal counsel for the Massachusetts Democratic Party.   

Mayor Lisa Wong has served as Mayor of the city of Fitchburg since 2007.

State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton), Middlesex & Worcester district, Senate sponsor of S. 772, A Resolution Calling for a Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United.