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The Garlick Press – Monday, April 12, 2021

The Garlick Press – Monday, April 12, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, In November of 2019, I voted in the affirmative to pass the milestone  Student Opportunity Act. This bill was the long awaited overhaul of the Commonwealth's  funding formula for public education. The bill committed $1.7Billion over 7 years in Chapter 70 funding for schools to  address inequities and support special...

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The Garlick Press – Thursday, April 8, 2021

The Garlick Press – Thursday, April 8, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, "Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other." Pausch This week, on behalf of the residents of Dover, I had the unique privilege of expressing our gratitude to an extraordinary, beloved community leader. Dover's Craig Hughes was honored for his lifetime of public...

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Anti-Asian Racism Forum Video Now Available

Anti-Asian Racism Forum Video Now Available

The Anti-Asian Racism Forum focused on Needham, Brookline, Dover, Wellesley and Quincy in late March was recorded and is now posted on the Norfolk District Attorney’s FaceBook and YouTube pages. “We had a very strong turnout, with Rep. Alice Hanlon Peisch, who represents Wellesley,  and Denise Garlick, who represents Needham and Dover,  joining...

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The Garlick Press – Monday, April 5, 2021

The Garlick Press – Monday, April 5, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I joined with my colleagues on March 11 and voted in the affirmative on H. 73 An Act further providing for early voting by mail (click here for more details) which included a provision so that you may cast your ballot by mail, with no excuse needed. I congratulate the Medfield residents who recently participated in...

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The Garlick Press – Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Garlick Press – Thursday, April 1, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I have been appointed by the Speaker to represent the House of Representatives to serve on the Permanent Commission on the Status of Persons with Disabilities, established in the 2020 Act Relative to Justice, Equity, and Accountability in Law Enforcement in the Commonwealth. Both personally and professionally, I am...

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The Garlick Press – Friday, March 26, 2021

The Garlick Press – Friday, March 26, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I wanted to take a moment to recognize that March is Developmental Disability Awareness Month. I am deeply committed to individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and communities, and the many people that comprise the workforce engaging with these individuals. As a legislator and nurse, I have...

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The Garlick Press – Monday, March 22, 2021

The Garlick Press – Monday, March 22, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Over one million people in Massachusetts are now fully vaccinated. This extraordinary milestone represents the dedicated effort of the health care workers in our Commonwealth that are working around the clock to treat patients and administer this vaccine. As the number of people vaccinated continues to increase we must...

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The Garlick Press – Thursday, March 18, 2020

The Garlick Press – Thursday, March 18, 2020

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I wanted to let you know that I have supported and affirmatively voted for the passage of a bill creating a next-generation roadmap for Massachusetts climate policy. This legislation sets goals for the Commonwealth to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 and addresses the needs of environmental justice communities. It...

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The Garlick Press – Monday, March 15, 2021

The Garlick Press – Monday, March 15, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I wanted to let you know that I affirmatively supported the passage of legislation to extend mail-in voting until the end of June and to allow municipalities to hold in-person early voting in advance of their election. This legislation addresses concerns individuals have with voting in person during the pandemic by...

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The Garlick Press – Friday, March 12, 2021

The Garlick Press – Friday, March 12, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This week I voted in the affirmative to support legislation that will provide relief to workers and small businesses in the Commonwealth while shoring up our unemployment system for the future. This important legislation addresses the financial hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic by: Ensuring access to a week of paid...

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