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June 14: Marriage Equality is Preserved
At the Constitutional Conventional the State Legislature votes 151-45 to defeat an anti-gay marriage amendment, essentially ending the marriage equality debate in Massachusetts. This victory reflects the lobbying work of many of our member organizations and the work Mass Alliance has done over the past few years replacing conservative legislators with progressive, pro-equality lawmakers.

May 2: Jim O'Day sworn in as newest Progressive Representative in the House
Jim is a SEIU Local 509 member and a social worker. He is deeply committed to his community and to justice and fairness for all. He will be a compassionate, responsible and progressive Representative for thefamilies of the 14th Worcester District. We are pleased and honored to have him join the legislature.

March 20: Jim O'Day wins Democratic primary in upset victory
Conventional wisdom held that Jim didn't stand a chance against two better known local candidates. Identifying Jim early as a progressive champion, Mass Alliance and our member organizations worked hard for Jim, helping him with mail, organization, field, and fundraising. Together, we took this underdog candidate and ushered him to victory in this Special Election.

January 17: Mass Alliance hosts Progressive Legislative Breakfast
Legislators, Alliance members, and friends join together to celebrate and build the progressive community.

January 3: Massachusetts Legislature becomes more progressive as freshman class sworn in
New Representatives include three new votes to protect a woman's right to choose, seven to preserve equal marriage in Massachusetts, and three leaders on economic justice. Every single progressive Representative who sought re-election is returned.