Stay updated on COVID-19
As your State Senator, I am working hard as part of the Senate Working Group on COVID-19, led by Public Health Committee Chair, Jo Comerford. We are in communication daily, evaluating the growing and shifting challenges our constituents face. We are working to identify immediate legislative priorities that will be most helpful and necessary to protect public health and maintain the safety and well-being of all our residents. To learn more about our efforts, go here.
While all State House public meetings have been cancelled, my office staff are reachable by phone during office hours (617-722-1639) and email messages may be sent directly to me at any time: Cynthia.Creem@MASenate.gov.
This past election demonstrated how voting by mail, early in-person voting and expanded registration all increase participation, while maintaining an efficient and secure election process and we need to make these options available for voters in all state elections going forward.
Automatic Facial Recognition
The government is currently using facial recognition technology without legislative approval, or judicial oversight. Without regulations, this technology poses a risk to the privacy of all Massachusetts citizens. For this reason, I filed S.1385 to place a moratorium on the government’s use of facial recognition technology. This bill will require the government to stop using facial recognition technology, until reasonable regulations are developed to protect the privacy of Massachusetts’ citizens.
We need to ‘press pause’ on the government’s use of facial recognition technology, in order to protect civil rights and civil liberties in Massachusetts. For more information about this issue and S.1385, please click here.
Gun reform has been one of my top priorities. The increase in mass shootings throughout the nation is an alarming trend and we need to do more to address gun safety. I was the lead Senate advocate on legislation to ban bump stocks and to establish extreme risk protective orders (ERPOs), which will allow for the removal of firearms from potentially dangerous individuals.
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State House, Room 312A
Boston, MA 02133