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Fresh Garlick – Thursday, December 2, 2021

Fresh Garlick – Thursday, December 2, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Today, the House of Representative voted affirmatively on the conference committee report on the American Rescue Plan Act. The product of a significant deliberative process, including 6 public hearings and substantial debate in the House, Senate and Conference Committee, the final legislation directs $4 billion in...

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Fresh Garlick – Thursday, November 18, 2021

Fresh Garlick – Thursday, November 18, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This Saturday, November 20, is recognized as Transgender Day of Remembrance. This is an annual observance to honor the memory of the transgender people who lives have been lost in acts of violence. Trans Day of Remembrance is a day to reaffirm our commitment to the transgender community and a day for us to express hope...

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Fresh Garlick – Thursday, November 4, 2021

Fresh Garlick – Thursday, November 4, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, November is recognized as National Adoption Month, to raise awareness for the many youth in foster care that are seeking permanent families. Adoptive families and guardians provide a valuable sense of belonging and connection for these youth as they grown up. To support the needs of vulnerable children and families in...

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Fresh Garlick – Thursday, October 21, 2021

Fresh Garlick – Thursday, October 21, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I am the sponsor and testified this week on H.370, An Act relative to maintaining independent authority over nursing licensure in the Commonwealth. This legislation protects the autonomy of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, preserves the Commonwealth’s independent authority concerning the Nurse...

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Rep Garlick’s Virtual Town Hall on ARPA Funding

Rep Garlick’s Virtual Town Hall on ARPA Funding

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and well. As the State Representative for Needham, Dover, and Medfield, I invite you to attend a virtual Town Hall on Monday, November 1, 2021, at 7:00 PM to discuss the funding the Commonwealth has received through the Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) with my...

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Fresh Garlick – Thursday, October 14, 2021

Fresh Garlick – Thursday, October 14, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, One in four women and one in seven men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. In honor of survivors of domestic violence, October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Together, we can share resources in our communities and make a commitment to educate and empower those around us to end...

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Rep. Garlick Votes for Hen Welfare

Rep. Garlick Votes for Hen Welfare

Dear Friends and Neighbors, On Wednesday, October 6th, my colleagues and I in the House of Representatives voted to improve standards relative to the prevention of cruelty to farm animals. Our vote updated requirements established by a 2016 Question 3 ballot initiative. In 2016, Massachusetts voters supported a ballot question to provide farm...

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Fresh Garlick – Thursday, October 7, 2021

Fresh Garlick – Thursday, October 7, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, During the COVID-19 public health crisis, the percent of families experiencing food insecurity in the Commonwealth grew from 8.2% pre-pandemic to 19.6%. While our economy has reopened, the rates at which households recover has been disproportionate and many still face the same challenges of getting nutritious meals on...

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Fresh Garlick – Thursday, September 30, 2021

Fresh Garlick – Thursday, September 30, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This morning, I attended, with some technical difficulties, the fourth meeting of the Opioid Recovery and Remediation Fund Advisory Council as the House of Representatives appointee and only legislator member. As you may know, the Commonwealth is receiving more than $11.5 million recovered through legal claims arising...

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Fresh Garlick – Friday, September 24, 2021

Fresh Garlick – Friday, September 24, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, September fifteenth through October fifteenth is recognized as Hispanic Heritage Month. This month is dedicated to recognizing the contributions of Hispanic Americans to our country. Comprising over 12% of our state’s population, the Commonwealth’s Hispanic community has contributed to scientific discoveries, arts and...

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