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FEBRUARY 15, 2022 ∙ STATEMENT
Danielle Allen Announces Decision to Wind Down Campaign For Governor
Boston, MA — Danielle Allen issued the following statement announcing her decision to wind down her 2022 gubernatorial campaign:
“Our democracy is in dire straits. It has lost the confidence and trust of many of us, and it is not securing safety, wellbeing, and happiness for many of us. The pandemic, climate crisis, inequality, and racial injustice all make that clear. I entered this race because I believe this is a time of profound urgency for the future of our constitutional democracy…
FEBRUARY 14, 2022 ∙ RELEASE
With Two Weeks To Go Till School Mask Mandate Lifts, Four Things Gov. Baker Must Continue to Expand To Keep Students & Staff Safe
Boston, MA — On Monday, Massachusetts marks the start of a two week countdown towards Gov. Baker’s target date to lift school mask mandates. Gubernatorial candidate and national pandemic response leader Danielle Allen is calling for key measures to keep students and staff safe through this transition and support safe, healthy in-person learning…
FEBRUARY 11, 2022 ∙ RELEASE
Danielle Allen Outlines Vision To Secure Carbon-Free Transit Statewide, Reimagine Transportation For A Healthy, Connected Commonwealth
Boston, MA — Today, gubernatorial candidate Danielle Allen unveiled the latest in a series of in-depth policy agendas that are already driving consensus for change across our Commonwealth. Allen’s new agenda to reimagine transportation will create electric-based transportation networks across the Commonwealth…
FEBRUARY 6, 2022 ∙ STATEMENT
Danielle Allen Calls On FERC To Block Grid Operator’s Pro-Gas Decision Discouraging Wind & Solar
Boston, MA — Gubernatorial candidate Danielle Allen issued the following statement urging FERC to block a recent decision favoring gas companies and discouraging renewable energy projects:
“Massachusetts communities are overwhelmingly united on the need to tackle the climate crisis — urgently. But community climate leadership is getting sabotaged at every turn by fossil fuel interests driving decisions behind closed doors…
FEBRUARY 4, 2022 ∙ STATEMENT
Danielle Allen Condemns RNC’s Latest Attack On Democracy, Asks Massachusetts Republicans To Stand Tall For Democracy
Boston, MA — Gubernatorial candidate Danielle Allen issued the following statement on the RNC’s latest defense of the January 6 insurrection:
“Today, in calling the January 6 insurrection ‘legitimate political discourse,’ the Republican National Committee showed once and for all that Republican Party leadership is committed to eroding our democracy and dismantling the system that is the heart and hope of our country…
FEBRUARY 2, 2022 ∙ RELEASE
Danielle Allen Announces Historic Commitment to Expand Substance Use Recovery Support, Reclassify Nonviolent Drug Offenses To End Criminalization of Addiction
Boston, MA — In every single community in Massachusetts, families are struggling to help loved ones dealing with substance use. In recent years, Massachusetts’ opioid-related death rate hit more than twice the national average — with five people dying of opioid overdoses every day under the Baker-Polito administration. But across our Commonwealth, instead of help, people who need treatment and support for substance use issues of all kinds are getting jail time…
FEBRUARY 1, 2022 ∙ STATEMENT
Danielle Allen Reports Highest Fundraising Haul Yet, Nearly Double Best Raise Of 2021
Boston, MA — Gubernatorial candidate Danielle Allen issued the following statement announcing her January fundraising totals: “I’m excited to announce that as we close the books on January, our campaign is reporting our highest monthly fundraising numbers yet…”
JANUARY 27, 2022 ∙ RELEASE
As MA House Debates VOTES Act, Danielle Allen Calls For Same-Day Voter Registration
Boston, MA — Today, with the VOTES Act up for debate in the Massachusetts House, national democracy leader and gubernatorial candidate Danielle Allen is highlighting the need for same-day voter registration. Included in the Senate version of the bill, but not in the House’s, this key provision will make it easier for people across Massachusetts to cast their ballot and own their voice…
JANUARY 25, 2022 ∙ STATEMENT
Danielle Allen’s Statement on the State of the Commonwealth
“It’s been an incredibly tough two years in Massachusetts — whether it’s the pandemic, the climate crisis, racial injustice, or the strains on our democracy. Tonight, Governor Baker acknowledged just how difficult it’s been…
JANUARY 24, 2022 ∙ RELEASE
Danielle Allen Unveils Bold and Progressive New Health Agenda, Calls for Paradigm Shift Towards Health Equity To Address Gaps Across MA Communities
Today, gubernatorial candidate and national pandemic response leader Danielle Allen unveiled her health agenda — a transformative set of policies to trigger a paradigm shift towards centering health equity across all policy areas, including equitable pandemic resilience.
JANUARY 19, 2022 ∙ STATEMENT
Danielle Allen’s Statement On AG Healey’s Decision To Join The Governor’s Race￼
“This election is about the urgent challenges we’re facing — from the pandemic, to the climate crisis, to racial injustice, to the strains on our democracy. Every single day, in every community in Massachusetts, people are struggling with the impacts of these challenges. So status quo is not an option. We need a fresh perspective that can see beyond the politics and start bringing us together to build solutions.”
JANUARY 17, 2022 ∙ STATEMENT
Danielle Allen’s Statement on Martin Luther King Day
“Happy Martin Luther King Day. On this day that is so important for so many of us, I’m reflecting on a quote from Dr. King that means a lot to me. He said, in A Testament of Hope, ‘Integration is meaningless without the sharing of power. When I speak of integration, I don’t mean a romantic mixing of colors, I mean a real sharing of power and responsibility. . .”
JANUARY 11, 2022 ∙ TESTIMONY
Danielle Allen Submits Testimony On Tenant Protections, Listens to Housing Advocates’ Calls to Tackle Housing Crisis
Danielle Allen submitted the following testimony to the State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Housing, as part of the Committee’s hearing on new legislation to address the housing crisis . . .
JANUARY 10, 2022 ∙ PRESS RELEASE
Danielle Allen Urges New Action On Ongoing Covid-19 Surge, Calls on Baker Administration To Take Proactive Approach to Protect Communities
Danielle Allen called for new action amid the ongoing COVID-19 surge, filling a leadership vacuum that has left Massachusetts families to navigate the rapid spread of Omicron on their own. . . .
JANUARY 6, 2022 ∙ STATEMENT
Danielle Allen’s Statement on the Anniversary of the January 6 Insurrection
Gubernatorial candidate Danielle Allen issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the insurrection in our nation’s Capitol:
“Many of us remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when we first heard the news of the insurrection, one year ago today…
JANUARY 5, 2022 ∙ PRESS RELEASE
Danielle Allen Unveils Transformative Agenda To Strengthen Democracy
Danielle Allen unveiled her comprehensive agenda to strengthen our democracy — building a stronger foundation to tackle our biggest challenges collectively. The ambitious new agenda aims to push for full inclusion and participation for every eligible Massachusetts voter . . . .
DECEMBER 29, 2021 ∙ PRESS RELEASE
With Key Fundraising, Organizing Progress, Allen Campaign Is On Strong Footing for 2022
Just seven months into her historic campaign to become Massachusetts’ first woman governor and the first Black woman governor in U.S. history, nonprofit leader Danielle Allen has notched key successes heading into election year — thanks to her fundraising dominance and statewide grassroots organizing momentum.
DECEMBER 28, 2021 ∙ PRESS RELEASE
DANIELLE ALLEN THANKS BEN DOWNING FOR PROGRESSIVE LEADERSHIP
Gubernatorial candidate Danielle Allen issued the following statement on State Sen. Ben Downing’s departure from the gubernatorial race: “Good politics starts from a good heart. Ben Downing has embodied that truth . . .”
DECEMBER 22, 2021 ∙ PRESS RELEASE
Allen For MA Names Campaign Manager, Hires Top Talent To Build On Momentum In 2022
Building on key momentum, including breaking recent MA Democratic records at this stage in the campaign by hitting the $1 million fundraising mark, gubernatorial candidate Danielle Allen today welcomed top talent to lead her campaign into 2022. Seasoned campaign manager and community organizer Brittany Buford joins Allen for MA as Campaign Manager — putting the campaign on even stronger footing at the start of the election year.
DECEMBER 20, 2021 ∙ PRESS RELEASE
Danielle Allen Unveils Ambitious Climate Agenda to Achieve 100% Renewable Energy by 2040, Create Green Jobs, and Prioritize Climate Justice
Gubernatorial candidate Danielle Allen today unveiled her Climate Agenda – an ambitious strategy to respond to the climate crisis with the urgency it demands, ensure climate justice, particularly for communities of color, and create green jobs across the Commonwealth.
DECEMBER 17, 2021 ∙ PRESS RELEASE
Gubernatorial Candidate Danielle Allen Raises over $1M, Surpassing Historic Democratic Fundraising Totals for this Stage of the Campaign
Today, Danielle Allen for MA announced that the campaign has raised over $1 million to power its push for a green and healthy next-generation democracy in Massachusetts. With over 2000 donors contributing, this brings Allen’s total raised to $1,026,055 with $374,897 in cash on hand.
DECEMBER 13, 2021 ∙ PRESS RELEASE
Gubernatorial Candidate Danielle Allen Releases New Book, “Democracy in the Time of Coronavirus,” Debuting at #1 in Health Policy New Releases
Danielle Allen today released her education agenda, laying a pathway to a K-12 and higher education system that delivers for all. Danielle Allen, leading political thinker and gubernatorial candidate, released a new book today titled “Democracy in the Time of Coronavirus,” which quickly became the number one new release in health policy on Amazon. . . .
DECEMBER 12, 2021 ∙ PRESS RELEASE
Danielle Allen Lays Out Roadmap for Excellence and Equity in Education in Newly Released Education Agenda
Danielle Allen today released her education agenda, laying a pathway to a K-12 and higher education system that delivers for all . . . .
NOVEMBER 29, 2021 ∙ PRESS RELEASE
Danielle Allen Calls for Greater Focus on Good Jobs for Workers Across the Commonwealth in Newly Unveiled Good Jobs Agenda
Danielle Allen today released her education agenda, laying a pathway to a K-12 and higher education system that delivers for allDanielle Allen today released an agenda to put good jobs and expanded pathways to them at the center of the Commonwealth’s economic policy. . . .
NOVEMBER 11, 2021 ∙ PRESS RELEASE
higher heights for america pac endorses danielle allen
The only PAC exclusively dedicated to electing progressive Black women at the federal and statewide level — officially endorsed Danielle Allen for Governor of Massachusetts . . . .
NOVEMBER 9, 2021 ∙ PRESS RELEASE
Danielle Allen Meets with Community Leaders at Historic Cambridge Community Center
Nonprofit leader and gubernatorial candidate Danielle Allen visited the Cambridge Community Center, where she packed boxes for pickup and distributed diapers to families in need today. . . .
OCTOBER 7, 2021 ∙ PRESS RELEASE
The collective pac endorses danielle allen
The nation’s largest political action committee dedicated to increasing Black political engagement, representation and power across all levels of government— endorsed Danielle Allen for Governor of Massachusetts. . . .
OCTOBER 4, 2021 ∙ PRESS RELEASE
Danielle Allen calls for Improvements to the Test and Stay Program
With public schools across Massachusetts back in school and significant delays in the implementation of school-based testing programs for many schools, gubernatorial candidate Danielle Allen is calling on Governor Charlie Baker and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to improve implementation of the test-and-stay program . . .
OCTOBER 6, 2021 ∙ PRESS RELEASE
Danielle Allen Unveils Housing Agenda
Danielle Allen today announced a Housing Agenda to expand access to housing across the Commonwealth. Allen called for an approach to housing that prioritizes affordable housing, support for tenants’ rights, support for first-time homeowners, ending housing insecurity and the creation of a culture of beauty and sustainability in density. . . .
OCTOBER 5, 2021 ∙ PRESS RELEASE
Danielle Allen Raises Over $100K in Fundraising for Second Consecutive Month, Brings in $267,141 in Q3
“As a nonprofit leader, Danielle has been raising and managing multimillion dollar budgets for years,” said Stephanie Garvey, Allen’s finance director.“Danielle understands that organizational strength depends on fiscal strength and treats that as a top priority. . . .
OCTOBER 4, 2021 ∙ PRESS RELEASE
Danielle Allen calls for Improvements to the Test and Stay Program
Danielle Allen is calling on Governor Charlie Baker and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to improve implementation of the test-and-stay program by securing at-home antigen tests for use by those students who are required to complete five days of testing in place of quarantine after exposure. . . .
SEPTEMBER 26, 2021 ∙ PRESS RELEASE
Over 50 Active Massachusetts Democrats Endorse Danielle Allen Ahead of Party Convention
As Democrats from across the Commonwealth prepare to gather virtually for the 2021 MassDems Platform Convention, Danielle Allen’s campaign is unveiling a list of key Massachusetts Democrat endorsers in support of her gubernatorial bid. . . .
SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 ∙ BOSTON.COM
Mass. Governor Candidate Danielle Allen calls for COVID vaccine mandate for kids 12 and up
“It is now time for the Commonwealth to incorporate COVID vaccination requirements for students into our existing state laws for school vaccination.” . . .
SEPTEMBER 6, 2021 ∙ NBC BOSTON
Mass. Governor’s Race: Harvard Prof. Allen Outraised Rivals in August
The totals put both Democrats behind the pace set by Harvard professor Danielle Allen, who previously announced she had raised over $100,000 for the month. . . .
JUNE 16, 2021 ∙ BECAUSE OF THEM WE CAN
Harvard Professor Danielle Allen announces historic run for governor
“Imagine one commonwealth where those who are in power recognize their responsibility for the greater good, and for those who feel powerless are reconnected to their own agency for communal action. That’s what democracy is about,” Allen said during her campaign speech. . . .