Photo montage of Denise Garlick in action around district
Photo montage of Denise Garlick in action around district

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Below are the most recent issues of Representative Garlick’s newsletter, “Fresh Garlick.” If you would like to receive this electronic newsletter via email, please .

Rep. Garlick Votes For the Massachusetts Parentage Act

Rep. Garlick Votes For the Massachusetts Parentage Act

Dear Friends and Neighbors,       On Wednesday, I voted in the affirmative on H4672, the Massachusetts Parentage Act. This bill will update Massachusetts statutes regarding legal parentage to protect children, parents, and reflect the many ways families are formed today.     The Massachusetts Parentage Act is based off the Federal...

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Garlick Press – Friday, June 14, 2024

Friday, June 14, 2024     Congratulations Rinaz for being named a 2024 Commonwealth Heroine! Rinaz, a Needham resident works hard to reflect the many kindnesses she has experienced by advocating and promoting cultural understanding. Rinaz' actions and words have helped Needham immensely, by fostering an environment where all people are...

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Rep. Garlick Votes for The Affordable Homes Act

Rep. Garlick Votes for The Affordable Homes Act

Dear Friends and Neighbors,     On Wednesday, I voted in the affirmative on H4707, the Affordable Homes Act. This major piece of legislation would authorize $6.2B in bonding to address our housing crisis and seek to make housing more accessible and affordable in our Commonwealth. It is important to note that this legislation is a bond bill. This...

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Garlick Press – Friday, June 7, 2024

Garlick Press – Friday, June 7, 2024

Friday, June 7, 2024                                   It is with great PRIDE that I joined with Governor Healey, Massachusetts Legislators, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and many, many allies as we raise the PRIDE flag over our State House in the capital city of Massachusetts. We commemorate the passage of same-sex marriage in...

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Garlick Press – Thursday, May 30, 2024

Garlick Press – Thursday, May 30, 2024

Thursday, May 30, 2024   It is with great respect that I joined Memorial Day ceremonies in Needham and Medfield and will attend Dover this evening. Following are my remarks on Memorial Day in Needham. Greetings to all the Gold Star families and loved ones and friends of service men and women who have died in service to our country. To the...

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2024 Memorial Day

2024 Memorial Day

It is with great respect that I joined Memorial Day ceremonies in Needham and Medfield and will attend Dover this evening. Following are my remarks on Memorial Day in Needham. Greetings to all the Gold Star families and loved ones and friends of service men and women who have died in service to our country. To the veterans who are present, with...

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Garlick Press – Thursday, May 23, 2024

Garlick Press – Thursday, May 23, 2024

Thursday, May 23, 2024       On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to pass An Act honoring, empowering, and recognizing our servicemembers and veterans. This comprehensive bill partially includes H3499 - An Act relative to providing veterans survivor benefits, which I filed earlier this session in partnership with...

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Garlick Press – Thursday, May 16, 2024

Garlick Press – Thursday, May 16, 2024

Thursday, May 16, 2024     Joining with the members of the Commission on Status of Persons with Disabilities, Commissioners Angela Ortiz, Kathy Petkauskos, Gyasi Burks-Abbott, Oswald Mondejar, and our Executive Director Imene Bouziane Saidi, I attended the Partners for Youth with Disabilities' (PYD) fundraiser Party4PYD Trifecta: Equip,...

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Garlick Press – Thursday, May 9, 2024

Garlick Press – Thursday, May 9, 2024

Thursday, May 9, 2024     "To do what nobody else will do, a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through; that is to be a NURSE." - Rawsi Williams District Updates     On Tuesday, I visited Temple Beth Shalom's Children's Center, an Early Education and Care center right in my hometown of Needham. I interacted...

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Garlick Press – Thursday, May 2, 2024

Garlick Press – Thursday, May 2, 2024

Thursday, May 2, 2024     On Friday, April 26, the stage concerning the House of Representatives budget process FY25 was completed (July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025). Overall, the budget is $57.9B, a $1.7B increase from FY24. In an unpredictable economic environment, I am confident that the Commonwealth is steady and moving forward. The...

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