56 Senators and Representatives co-sponsor the Middle-Skills Solutions Act

Last week, 43 Representatives and 13 Senators signed on to co-sponsor the Middle-Skills Solutions Act, originally filed by Sen. Donnelly and Rep. Coakley Rivera and an outgrowth of the Skills2Compete MA campaign.  The bill aims to improve pathways to middle-skill jobs for adults through increased regional coordination of workforce, education and business sectors as well as through the creation of a Middle-Skills Council and Regional Skills Academies.

THANK YOU to all of our bill sponsors!  And thanks to all of you who contacted your representatives and senators and asked them to sign on.

Rep. Denise Andrews (D-Orange)
Rep. Michael Brady (D-Brockton)
Rep. Paul Brodeur (D-Melrose)
Rep. William Brownsberger (D-Belmont)
Rep. Antonio Cabral (D-New Bedford)
Rep. Linda Dean Campbell (D-Methuen)
Rep. Christine Canavan (D-Brockton)
Rep. Stephen Canessa (D-Lakeville)
Rep. Gailanne Cariddi (D-North Adams)
Rep. Cheryl Coakley-Rivera (D-Springfield) *
Rep. Micahel Costello (D-Newburyport)
Rep. Sean Curran (D-Springfield)
Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester)
Rep. Sean Garballey (D-Arlington)
Rep. Anne Gobi (D-Spencer)
Rep. Thomas Golden, Jr. (D-Lowell)
Rep. Jonathan Hecht (D-Watertown)
Rep. Kevin Honan (D-Brighton
Rep. Louis Kafka (D-Soughton)
Rep. John Keenan (D-Salem)
Rep. Kay Khan (D-Newton)
Rep. Peter Kocot (D-Northampton)
Rep. Paul Mark (D-Pittsfield)
Rep. Christopher Markey (D-Dartmouth)
Rep. Kevin Murphy (D-Lowell)
Rep. David Nangle (D-Lowell)
Rep. Harold Naughton, Jr. (D-Clinton)
Rep. James O’Day (D-West Boylston)
Rep. Angelo Puppolo, Jr. (D-Springfield)
Rep. John Rogers (D-Norwood)
Rep. George Ross (R-Attleboro)
Rep. Tom Sannicandro (D-Ashland)
Rep. John Scibak (D-South Hadley
Rep. Stephen Smith (D-Everett)
Rep. Todd Smola (R-Palmer)
Rep. Christopher Speranzo (D-Pittsfield)
Rep. Ellen Story (D-Amherst)
Rep. William Straus (D-Mattapoisett)
Rep. Benjamin Swan (D-Springfield)
Rep. David Torrisi (D-North Andover)
Rep. Chris Walsh (D-Framingham)
Rep. Marty Walsh (D-Dorchester)
Sen. Katherine Clark (D-Melrose)
Sen. Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett)
Sen. Kenneth Donnelly (D-Arlington) *
Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton)
Sen. Susan Fargo (D-Lincoln)
Sen. Michael Knapik (R-Westfield)
Sen. Thomas McGee (D-Lynn)
Sen. Michael Moore (D-Milbury)
Sen. Richard Moore (D-Uxbridge)
Sen. Michael Rodrigues (D-Westport)
Sen. Michael Rush (D-West Roxbury)
Sen. Karen Spilka (D-Ashland)
Sen. James Timilty (D-Walpole)
Sen. Dan Wolf (D-Harwich)

*Lead Sponsors


Author: SkillWorks

SkillWorks is a nationally recognized workforce funder collaborative, launched by the Boston Foundation in 2003 to improve workforce development in Boston and across Massachusetts. SkillWorks brings together philanthropy, government, community organizations and employers to address the twin goals of: 1) Helping low-skill, low-income individuals attain family-supporting jobs; and 2) Helping employers find and retain skilled employees.

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