Bathroom Bill Hearing October 6: Save the Date, Sign and Share the Petition

The Transgender Bathroom Bill is back!  As recently reported by WGBH, the Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing for the Bathroom Bill this fall, on Tuesday, October 6 at the State House. Make no mistake: this is the number one priority of the left.  They are pushing hard to pass the bill this fall, and to […]

Important Hearings at the State House Next Week!

The political season in Massachusetts is in full swing. As such, hearings on our legislative priorities will be scheduled throughout the summer. The first of these will take place on June 2 and 3. We encourage your attendance at these hearings, of which the times and locations are listed below. Your written testimonies and presence […]

Prayer and Petition at Our State House

This week, about 40 family-values advocates joined us at the State House for Lobby Day. Guests heard from eight pro-family legislators and other leaders of the movement on issues of life, human sexuality and parental rights. MFI staff were also able to educate attendants on how to be involved in the Bay State and approach legislators […]

Serving Family Values for Breakfast on Beacon Hill

Yesterday morning, MFI staff hosted a legislative breakfast for state representatives, senators and aides at the Union Club, just across the street from the State House. At the breakfast legislators were briefed by MFI’s Director of Public Policy, Maureen Vacca, on this session’s legislative priorities for families and our shared family values. As we build relationships with legislators, […]

A Glimpse Into This Year’s Legislation

With a new legislative session in MA starting last month, we’ve been working hard to analyze the more than 5,000 bills filed in January. While bill numbers and full text are not yet available, we want to give you a preview of some of the priority legislation we will be actively involved with over these […]

Successful MassFuture “Day on the Hill”

Legislators and Pro-family Leaders Address Student Activists MassFuture, the official Youth Group of the Coalition for Marriage and Family, had their 4th annual Day on the Hill this past Wednesday. The teenagers and college students who attended had a great time hearing from pro-family legislators and learning how to advocate for traditional values. The Great […]

MA AG Opposes 'Medical' Marijuana Bill

Medical marijuana would create ‘huge headache,’ Coakley says With a question poised to go before voters in the fall legalizing medical marijuana, Attorney General Martha Coakley on Thursday said she worried the policy proposal would be difficult and costly to enforce if it passes. “My position is if this passes as a ballot question it’s going to […]

Marijuana bill is smoke and mirrors – not good medicine.

Staff Members Maureen Vacca and Andrew Beckwith were among the first to testify at the State House this morning on the proposed ‘medical marijuana’ bill, HB 3885.  Andrew pointed out that the draft legislation allows for marijuana to be prescribed for any ailment imaginable and that it would be sold by untrained ‘dispensary agents’, not […]

Judiciary hearing goes up in smoke as potheads get preference

As seems to be the norm with the Judiciary Committee, the room was too small and the number of bills (fifty five!) too many to truly allow the democratic process to proceed. I was there to testify on behalf of MFI against the proposed doctor-prescribed suicide bill, while Maureen Vacca, our director of public policy, […]