Summit for the Public Good

Green Justice Coalition celebrates a win as Boston City Council unanimously approves Community Choice Energy

On October 4th, the Boston City Council unanimously voted in favor of an order authorizing the adoption of Community Choice Energy, which will increase the use of clean energy throughout Boston [...]

Protesting Gentrification Caused by Short Term Rentals in Chinatown

  BOSTON — While Airbnb brings tourists into Boston’s historic Chinatown, local residents say the mammoth company along with profiteering landlords, who may be skirting city [...]

2017 Salt of the Earth Awards

Our twelfth annual Salt of the Earth Awards ceremony was held on the evening of June 7th at InterContinental Boston. The event honored community members and organizations with a strong commitment [...]

WGBH: Massachusetts Parents United: Old Wine in an Empty Bottle

This content was written by Maurice Cunningham and originally published on the WGBHMassPoliticsProfs blog. Mom and pop education organizations in Massachusetts seem to crop up just as fast as [...]

The Privatization Playbook

Right-wing special interest groups’ privatization scheme to underfund public services causes funding gaps in education, healthcare and public transportation, impacting vital public [...]

ITPI’s statement addressing the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan

Last week In the Public Interest issued a statement addressing the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan. The statement by Donald Cohen, Executive Director of ITPI, criticized the plan [...]

Workers testify at hearing to combat $700m in lost wages annually

On June 20th dozens of workers and community allies came out to support “An Act to Prevent Wage Theft and Promote Employer Accountability.” Wage theft can come in many forms such as [...]

Bill to combat $700m annual wage theft in MA gains momentum

On April 24, elected leaders including Mass. Attorney General Maura Healey joined workers’ advocates at a press conference where advocates urged for swift passage of “An Act to Prevent Wage Theft [...]

“A Day Without Women” Rally

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, “A Day Without Women” is a national day of action that calls for pay equity, access to child care and affordable housing, and immigrant rights. On [...]