Priorities

“AS YOUR STATE SENATOR I WILL ABIDE BY MY OATH TO UPHOLD, PROTECT, AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AND MASSACHUSETTS. I WILL NEVER SUPPORT LEGISLATION THAT TAKES ANY OF YOUR RIGHTS AWAY” Cecilia Calabrese

BETTER ELDERLY SUPPORT

  • Crime rose 24.8% last year and arrests were down 20.3%.  Crimes against the elderly continue to rise
  • We need better overall legal protection for our seniors
  • Better investigation and prosecution of criminals who prey upon our elderly through contractor scams, telemarketing, and financial fraud
  • No senior should ever lose their home for non-payment of real estate taxes, there are creative ways to fix this
  • The increased costs associated with elderly care and assisted services must be reined in. Families are being financially decimated

BETTER VETERAN SUPPORT

  • Treat our Veterans with the respect they deserve
  • Never again should our Veteran’s Health Care be at the mercy and whims of a Political Appointee
  • Full Accountability for the Soldier’s Home Negligence
  • Continuing investment in Physical, Mental health services and Suicide Prevention programs

PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS

  • Oppose Medical Mandates.  Your physical autonomy must NEVER be under the control of the State.
  • Support Parental Rights and transparency in the classroom curriculum
  • Protect Parental Rights to make “Health and Educational Decisions” for their own Children
  • Defend and protect every single constitutional right, no exceptions

PROTECTING THE TAXPAYER

  • Fight for more “Local Aid” to keep real estate taxes lower
  • Fight against regressive tax schemes
  • Oppose increased taxes, increasing fees for State Government Services
  • Fiscal Responsibility: State Government must get their spending addiction under control

CHAMPION SMALL BUSINESS CAUSES

  • I will be a strong voice for our Small Businesses
  • Will work for an affordable and sustainable economy
  • Ensure any new state legislation does not give an unfair advantage to large, multinational corporations over our local, small businesses.

TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT

  • Promote Transparency at the State House
  • Demand Roll Call Votes
  • No Legislation should ever be passed under the “Cloak of Darkness” again

FIGHT FOR ELECTION INTEGRITY

  • Democracy is dependent on all people trusting their elections and results.
  • Support all efforts to ensure Voting Integrity such as requiring Voter ID
  • Elimination of drop-box voting, harvesting ballots and mailing unsolicited ballots to every address.

TECH AND TRADES EDUCATION SUPPORT

  • Support Tech education and Vocational Education type programs.
  • Support “Trades” and “Trades-Mentoring” programs, understanding that a traditional four-year college education may not be the appropriate pathway to success for everyone
  • Support Workforce Education programs

SUPPORT FOR LAW AND ORDER, AND THOSE WHO WORK IN PUBLIC SAFETY FIELDS

  • Support appropriate funding for Police, Fire, Ambulance and DPW workers
  • Oppose any radical efforts to “Defund the Police”
  • Support training and equipment so they are safe and effective doing their jobs
  • Support Health and Mental Wellness programs

FIGHT THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC & THE POLITICIANS WHO ARE SPENDING THE VICTIM’S MONEY

  • Out of $525+ million received by MA, not a single penny will be provided to the actual victims of the Opioid Epidemic
  • Not a single victim or their family will be reimbursed for funeral expenses, medical costs and treatment expenses incurred from any of the funds received
  • We must stop elected officials from using these settlement funds for their personal pet projects and as rewards for political support
  • After a trust fund is established for the actual victims, any excess funds should be awarded to those entities which have a proven record of accomplishment in stopping and preventing future addiction.
Cecilia Calabrese for MA State Senate
Cecilia Calabrese for MA State Senate