Link to Image Deval Patrick 1 week ago:   Friday Jun 24 - 12:18pm Remember this day every Election Day, and show up registered and ready to vote. If we want government to acknowledge and respect everybody’s full personhood, we must exert ourselves like never before.
#Roe Deval Patrick 1 week ago:   Friday Jun 24 - 12:18pm Remember this day when you consider your expectation of privacy for the other intimate decisions you make about your life. Remember this day, whether you despise or celebrate this decision, because the privacy you take for granted is no longer something you can take for granted. Deval Patrick 1 week ago:   Friday Jun 24 - 12:18pm Today is the sickening, shameful day that #SCOTUS decrees that somebody else in some State House — somebody you probably don’t even know — controls what you do with your own body. Deval Patrick 1 week ago:   Tuesday Jun 21 - 9:08am I gave my testimony — now it’s your turn.
Record your own video to #TakeThePodium and join the People's Filibuster for common-sense gun safety measures. We won’t stop until Congress acts. #KeepItGoing247https://t.co/ljG7Xqg4urhttps://t.co/DC02Aeif80
Link to Image Deval Patrick 1 week ago:   Sunday Jun 19 - 5:02pm Happy #Juneteenth and happy Father’s Day! There’s lots to be grateful for, and much to reflect on.
Wishing everyone a day of rest, family and community as we further commit to making freedom and justice real for all. Deval Patrick 1 month ago:   Monday May 30 - 1:05pm On this #MemorialDay, we honor our fallen servicewomen and servicemen, and their families, who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms.
May we recommit, as a nation and as individuals — especially in this time of despair — to the ideals that make America a land of hope. Deval Patrick 1 month ago:   Wednesday May 25 - 6:29am Again?
Another scene of horror and despair in America. May God comfort the families and communities shattered in Texas. It’s long past time for lawmakers to drum up the courage to pass sensible gun safety laws. Deval Patrick 1 month ago:   Tuesday May 24 - 4:09pm When the community unites for the sake of the neighborhood — and invests in itself — we get incredible results. An important case study in Roxbury from @UjimaBoston. Well done.
https://t.co/bjCPDzVY69 Deval Patrick 1 month ago:   Monday May 16 - 11:26am So proud to see how @alexjgoldstein, after all these years, has kept his heart so open for so many. Beautiful story about a beautiful reminder of the power of kindness. https://t.co/LVmvTryC79 Deval Patrick 1 month ago:   Thursday May 12 - 11:55am RT @bridgetogether_: It's been a little over a month since we announced our newest round of grantees! We're excited to welcome @aanhpi, @AAAJ_Atlanta and @PLSEPHILLY to the BridgeTogether family https://t.co/71qYgIdaZ7
Link to Image Deval Patrick 1 month ago:   Thursday May 5 - 1:08pm Many thanks to @MassBio for their warm welcome and the honor of receiving the Henri A. Termeer Innovative Leadership Award. Massachusetts is a global center for biotech and the life sciences because of ingenuity, bold thinking and hard work. https://t.co/qFus4slqE9
Link to Image Deval Patrick 2 months ago:   Tuesday Apr 19 - 1:16pm COVID has never been a mere disruption. For so many children across the U.S., it shattered their world. Some have family to help pick up the pieces. Others don’t.
America has an obligation to stand beside our COVID-bereaved children. They belong to us.
https://t.co/9SZBa3IACj Deval Patrick 2 months ago:   Thursday Apr 14 - 2:48pm The job is to revive the American Dream — for everyone, everywhere. That's what the changes made, and the ones that are waiting to be made, add up to. And why they matter.
My thoughts in @Newsweek: https://t.co/5zWOs1X7uP Deval Patrick 2 months ago:   Thursday Apr 14 - 2:48pm However much GOP policies may be at the root of what ails us, however much Democrats have accomplished already, people are understandably frustrated that so much wrong is not yet right.
Democrats should feel that, see it, acknowledge it. That is not failure. It's motivation. Deval Patrick 2 months ago:   Thursday Apr 14 - 2:48pm The case for voting for Democrats in the midterms is not a reward for what's already been accomplished with job creation, vaccination, broadband, transportation, infrastructure and so much more — it's to enable them to finish the job. Deval Patrick 2 months ago:   Wednesday Apr 13 - 10:44am RT @HarvardCPL: ‼️TOMORROW: there’s still time to join @juliettekayyem and @DevalPatrick for a timely talk on modern crisis management, with lessons drawn from THE DEVIL NEVER SLEEPS⤵️ https://t.co/yepzBPJwQKhttps://t.co/5D1uFVyYci
Link to Image Deval Patrick 2 months ago:   Monday Apr 4 - 1:51pm RT @HarvardCPL: 📅 📖 Thursday, April 14: join @juliettekayyem and @DevalPatrick to discuss disaster management in today's chaos-prone world, drawing insights from Juliette's new book "The Devil Never Sleeps."
Learn more and RSVP ⤵️ https://t.co/u05E3cbxWq Deval Patrick 3 months ago:   Friday Apr 1 - 5:03pm Let me tell you — well deserved and well earned. https://t.co/Ablv9R31X3 Deval Patrick 3 months ago:   Monday Mar 28 - 12:20pm What a roster — hope to see you there. https://t.co/k9jV7ow8hr Deval Patrick 3 months ago:   Thursday Mar 24 - 12:55pm Through our @bridgetogether_ partnership, @faircount will expand their long-term organizing in Georgia, create a new faith team and add members to their data team. They are reaching out to communities who haven’t been heard and helping every Georgian use their voice at the polls. https://t.co/WeeI8VlrB0 Deval Patrick 3 months ago:   Thursday Mar 24 - 9:00am With Massachusetts’ health care expansion as its model, the #AffordableCareAct became law 12 years ago. Now, a record 14.5M people signed up for 2022 ACA coverage. It's a triumph — but we can't stop there.
Health care is a public good. Dems understand that and must keep pushing. https://t.co/UzVkEvtdQf
Link to Image Deval Patrick 3 months ago:   Tuesday Mar 22 - 9:05am .@bridgetogether_ supports on-the-ground, grassroots organizations that are working 365 days a year to bolster civic engagement and support their communities. We are honored to partner with these incredible leaders. Learn more: https://t.co/LLcmgYKx9i Deval Patrick 3 months ago:   Tuesday Mar 22 - 9:05am .@AANHPI works to ensure visibility — and resources — for Arizona’s Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities. Focused on accurate census counts, COVID-19 vaccination and voter engagement, they are amplifying the state’s fastest growing voice. Deval Patrick 3 months ago:   Tuesday Mar 22 - 9:05am .@AAAJ_Atlanta is a legal advocacy nonprofit that protects the civil rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Georgia and the Southeast. With the mission of long-term shifts in power and behavior, they promote equity and self-determination for all. Deval Patrick 3 months ago:   Tuesday Mar 22 - 9:05am .@PLSEPHILLY provides legal advice and representation to low-income residents across Pennsylvania who have yet to fully access their second chance. Uplifting communities affected by social justice inequities, they restore opportunity to individuals with criminal records. Deval Patrick 3 months ago:   Tuesday Mar 22 - 9:05am The @bridgetogether_ team is excited to announce our next round of grantees: Pennsylvania’s @PLSEPHILLY, Georgia’s @AAAJ_Atlanta and Arizona’s @aanhpi.
These organizations are making lasting change in their communities at a particularly crucial time. A thread: https://t.co/iQFQ1pdNwE
Link to Image Deval Patrick 3 months ago:   Wednesday Mar 16 - 12:27pm With the help of our partnership, @VoteRiders will be able to place an organizer on the ground in Arizona to combat voter disenfranchisement and ensure that all eligible voters have access to the ballot. Their work strengthens our democracy — and they are worth your time. https://t.co/iYglzqgo2B Deval Patrick 3 months ago:   Friday Mar 11 - 2:56pm One year ago today, the #AmericanRescuePlan was signed into law. But our work isn’t done. Now, we must ensure that the American Dream is possible for everyone, everywhere. https://t.co/UUptAu9fBL Deval Patrick 3 months ago:   Wednesday Mar 9 - 6:34pm Important insight from @hopewollensack. Take a listen. 🎧 https://t.co/9nG2SKyvL5 Deval Patrick 4 months ago:   Tuesday Mar 1 - 11:33pm Democrats everywhere ought to pay attention to both DeJear’s warning and her campaign.
She is challenging a Republican governor who says one thing and does another — and she’s doing it as an independent-minded, determined small businesswoman who listens and delivers. https://t.co/bgGcDl2kEj Deval Patrick 4 months ago:   Tuesday Mar 1 - 10:02pm .@POTUS clearly understands that America needs an internet we can trust. His #SOTU call to action will mobilize the political will we need to protect children and families — and democracy itself — from the damage of unchecked tech platforms. Now it’s time for Congress to step up. Deval Patrick 4 months ago:   Tuesday Mar 1 - 1:47pm RT @BigtentUSA: Global democracy is under attack. Democracy is under threat at home. On Tues 3/1 at 7pm ET @bigtentusa is hosting a special lightning-round forum with @DevalPatrick@JLydgate@NoahBookbinder@GoAngelo and moderated by @HagarChemali
Join us! RSVP here: https://t.co/UOncSq9xrBhttps://t.co/QijIhErOlJ
Link to Image Deval Patrick 4 months ago:   Tuesday Feb 22 - 11:38am My statement on the killers of Ahmaud Arbery being convicted on all counts in their federal hate crimes trial: https://t.co/AtgVp4e0z9
Link to Image Deval Patrick 4 months ago:   Thursday Feb 10 - 3:07pm The full findings from @FOTComm show rare bipartisan consensus. Take a look: https://t.co/vKLS9mC2L5 Deval Patrick 4 months ago:   Thursday Feb 10 - 3:07pm Americans want an internet they can trust. When misinformation runs rampant, every community suffers — and we’re running out of time. Leaders must summon the political will to protect our children, safeguard privacy and reign in big tech's undue influence. https://t.co/7pRbQMqham Deval Patrick 4 months ago:   Tuesday Feb 8 - 7:45pm RT @TEDTalks: Has the US strayed from its values?
In this episode of TED Talks Daily, @DevalPatrick explores what he thinks makes US democracy unique — and what needs to happen to restore the country's civic ideals. Listen now on @ApplePodcasts: https://t.co/AvWOSzkLpRhttps://t.co/TPYFDEkUTt
Link to Image Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Tuesday Feb 1 - 7:55am In this Black History Month, as we reflect upon and honor our past, and consider our present, let us all reaffirm our commitment to liberty and justice for all. Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Tuesday Feb 1 - 7:55am And we honor the allies of every race and background who stood and stand with us because their own commitment to a nation of conscience commanded them to do so. Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Tuesday Feb 1 - 7:55am We honor the towering Black women and men whose names are etched on buildings and street signs, as well as the nameless millions whose own example guided and comforted them. Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Tuesday Feb 1 - 7:55am The legacy of Black Americans is one of tenacity, creativity, achievement, resilience and faith. That legacy is central to America’s past and present, an enduring challenge to be a nation of conscience. Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Tuesday Feb 1 - 7:55am Today, we mark the beginning of #BlackHistoryMonth — a time to acknowledge and reflect upon all of the extraordinary ways Black Americans have shaped American history and made this country stronger. Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Friday Jan 28 - 12:11pm I am, for my grandmother, the result and the symbol of her faith in America. So you better believe I’m a patriot.
But lots of grandmothers like mine have grandsons and granddaughters who never had their chance. Still don’t.
Link to Image Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Thursday Jan 27 - 8:54pm RT @TEDTalks: "I think saving [US] democracy will take more — not just from elected officials, civic leaders or the media — but more from each one of us." - former Massachusetts Governor @DevalPatrickhttps://t.co/0W3bnp5G7E Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Thursday Jan 27 - 2:09pm I was also asked to share some organizations on my TED page that folks should know about. I included @bridgetogether_, @TeamProject351 and @runforsomething because of their work to engage voters, support youth service and develop the next generation of progressive leaders. Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Thursday Jan 27 - 12:02pm The truth remains: America cannot be great without being good. It's time to reset national aspirations in order to save democracy.
My talk on American patriotism is featured today on @TEDTalks. Take a look: https://t.co/09KhLSQ58Phttps://t.co/HDRTKew9Cn
Link to Image Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Thursday Jan 27 - 11:08am RT @bridgetogether_: 🚨NEW EPISODE ALERT🚨 Listen to the latest episode of Being American. @DevalPatrick spoke with Aaron Marquez, co-founder of @AZVetsForward, and discussed how veterans can help promote voter engagement and education: https://t.co/vu4UUAWwqp Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Tuesday Jan 25 - 2:26pm The world needs conscientious, dedicated leaders at every level — those willing to spend their political capital, not just accumulate it. I’m looking forward to working alongside and encouraging people like that as a @Kennedy_School professor and @HarvardCPL co-director. https://t.co/qvj6ogQXSj Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Thursday Jan 20 - 2:04pm Outside the Senate chamber, the rest of us must renew our commitment to safeguarding participatory democracy. Let’s start by voting, in massive numbers, to hold accountable every Senator who hid behind outdated Senate rules to keep from affirming American citizenship. Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Thursday Jan 20 - 2:04pm The answer to whether we as a nation — regardless of political party — believe in participatory democracy is too consequential for any patriot to avoid. Voting is central to freedom itself. For that singular reason, the Voting Rights Act must be restored. #VotingRightsActNow Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Wednesday Jan 19 - 6:25pm Councilor López’s trailblazing began early. I saw it firsthand in our administration (she was the youngest intern ever to serve in the #WesternMass gubernatorial office) and now she's the first person of color elected to the @Chicopee_MA City Council.
She's just getting started. https://t.co/Acni2mYbCT Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Wednesday Jan 19 - 8:48am People from every background, every corner of this country have sacrificed to make our democracy real.
We have to have an unrest in our hearts, and we must engage others, to overwhelm barriers to voting in the next election — and the one after that, and the one after that. https://t.co/9cZQYQl61K
Link to Image Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Tuesday Jan 18 - 4:19pm More evidence of why NOBODY should underestimate the power of young people when they engage.
If you want to be inspired, check out @dellavolpe's #FIGHTtheBook, out today. https://t.co/NgNKofVGM3 Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Tuesday Jan 18 - 7:00am We keep talking about the Democrats. What about the 14 current, sitting Republican Senators who voted for the reauthorization of the #VotingRightsAct the last time?
One reason why they get to play these games is because they don’t feel accountable to people on the ground. https://t.co/PyQSL9z0Ky
Link to Image Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Monday Jan 17 - 8:25am To honor Dr. King’s Dream, and our own, it’s up to each of us now to engage voters, turn out in unprecedented numbers and use our ‘sacred right’ to vote out the extremists and elect leaders who will respect the right to vote. #MLKDay Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Monday Jan 17 - 8:25am We need to organize fellow citizens, from both parties or no party at all, and we need to do it now — year round, election cycle after election cycle, until Congress reflects and respects the will of the people. We must overwhelm barriers and secure our freedom at the ballot box. Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Monday Jan 17 - 8:25am Between Republicans opposing fair elections and a few Democrats hiding behind procedural rules, Washington seems discouraging right now. But Dr. King taught us: "We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope." Democracy will ultimately be saved by all of us. Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Monday Jan 17 - 8:25am ...and it's plain that the right has taken direct aim at the vision, the work and the sacrifice of King and countless others — even the Founders themselves. We must have voting rights reforms from Congress. Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Monday Jan 17 - 8:25am Republican measures to make it harder to register, stay registered and have every vote count have become law in several states. Add to this hyper-partisan gerrymandering, the flood of dark money and new authority to overturn election outcomes they don’t like... Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Monday Jan 17 - 8:25am King’s legacy is an American legacy, achieved in spite of extremists who did not believe in participatory democracy or the fundamental notion that all people should be free. That legacy is threatened again today by the same forces. Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Monday Jan 17 - 8:25am Today, we remember a giant whose Dream for a stronger, more just America inspired millions and continues to serve as a North Star for me and many others. In so many of the ways America keeps faith today with its highest principles, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy lives on. 🧵 Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Sunday Jan 16 - 9:46am RT @NAACP_LDF: "Democracy, when it functions, is good for all of us. This advocacy is about making democracy work and function, and have integrity for everybody. Yes, we need to fix our voting systems, but we also need to engage people on why voting matters." - former LDF attorney @DevalPatrickhttps://t.co/tqOu1yUE6A
Link to Image Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Friday Jan 14 - 7:46am In America, we have no official religion, but there is nonetheless a civic faith. We keep that faith when we remember the connection between the right to vote and freedom itself.
My thoughts in the @BostonGlobe: https://t.co/j807NBVp96 Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Thursday Jan 13 - 1:45pm I hope that our U.S. Senators, no matter their party, remember that the right to vote is the pathway to freedom itself.
More from me in the @BostonGlobe: https://t.co/8Mcpjvq4z5 Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Thursday Jan 13 - 1:45pm Making it easy to vote and have that vote count is about giving everybody a chance to participate in their own civic destiny. That was a radical idea in the 1770s when the Founders came up with it. But it was the right way and the only way to make freedom possible. It still is. Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Thursday Jan 13 - 11:01am Honored to be included in this conversation with so many groundbreaking civil rights leaders.
Join us today at 1:00 p.m. as we celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — and recommit to action. https://t.co/AhtyPsrFfK Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Tuesday Jan 11 - 4:47pm The filibuster is a fundamentally undemocratic device that enables the minority to thwart the will of the majority. If it stands in the way of fair access to the ballot — and a truly participatory democracy — then it has overstayed its welcome.
Link to Image Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Monday Jan 10 - 1:41pm When we created the MA Exec. Office of Labor & Workforce Development, a chief goal was to close the skills gap. Great to see the Workforce Skills Cabinet stick with and expand the work. Vocational schools have a unique ability to open doors of opportunity. https://t.co/mvAxc9QwfF Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Monday Jan 10 - 12:38pm This will be a good one. Hope to see you there. https://t.co/Ek5JSoB2H2 Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Saturday Jan 8 - 12:35pm Diane and I are heartbroken and send her family our condolences for their loss and our gratitude for sharing her with all of us. Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Saturday Jan 8 - 12:35pm America lost a voting rights giant with the passing of Lani Guinier. A gifted advocate, policy expert, public intellectual, scholar and teacher, Lani was an exceptional colleague and beloved friend. Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Friday Jan 7 - 11:45pm For voting rights legislation, it’s time to dial up the heat. https://t.co/M7XJJR2uYP
Link to Image Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Friday Jan 7 - 11:52am Sidney Poitier. The son of Bahamian tomato farmers who became a giant of cinema, a drum major for justice, and a model of character and dignity. His legacy lives in the many he inspired. May he rest with the angels. https://t.co/aa5umbvPKt
Link to Image Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Thursday Jan 6 - 9:27am …stood up to Republican bullying, and did their duty to protect it. Whether this democracy flourishes in the future now depends on Senators voting in the coming weeks to respect the right to vote — and ultimately whether we as citizens make the most of that right.
#January6th Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Thursday Jan 6 - 9:27am Last year, America was reminded of how fragile democracy is. Today we think of and honor the bravery of the Capitol police, the integrity of state and local election officials, and the resolve of those members of Congress and their staff who kept faith in our democracy… Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Wednesday Jan 5 - 1:43pm RT @American_Bridge: Co-Chair @DevalPatrick with @JulieMason on @MasonMornings:
"The Republicans have given up on trying to win on the strength of ideas...They have relied more and more on cheating" through voter suppression and election subversion. https://t.co/KMxfusdxJd
Link to Image Deval Patrick 5 months ago:   Tuesday Jan 4 - 12:41pm RT @juliemason: Getting verrry philosophical with former MA Gov. @DevalPatrick on voting rights, political rhetoric and the basic humanity of acknowledging a person who holds the door for you. https://t.co/fnZycs1VX9 via @SiriusXM Deval Patrick 6 months ago:   Wednesday Dec 22 - 10:27pm I recognize what @MayorWu is dealing with. We’ve learned to shout our anger and whisper our kindness. It’s upside down — and the times call on us to reverse it.
https://t.co/08whQLOYQM Deval Patrick 6 months ago:   Sunday Dec 19 - 1:42pm Apparently, he cares about the deficit and inflation when ordinary people spend money at government expense, not when the rich and powerful do. That’s a cynical but typical position we have come to expect of DC Republicans — not of Joe Manchin. Deval Patrick 6 months ago:   Sunday Dec 19 - 1:42pm He didn’t care about the deficit or inflation when he voted for Trump’s tax cuts, which showered the rich and big corporations with favors they hadn't even asked for, and which tripled the national debt. Deval Patrick 6 months ago:   Sunday Dec 19 - 1:42pm Good policy matters where it touches people. Manchin has apparently forgotten that. He didn’t care about the deficit or inflation when he voted once again, just a few days ago, to give the military billions MORE than they asked for.