Representative Joan Meschino Announces 2024 Summer Internships

(BOSTON) - Representative Joan Meschino (D-Hull) will host high school and college interns throughout the months of June and July this summer. These internships are intended for high school and college students who wish to gain valuable experience of the day-to-day happenings in a legislative office. Students from the Third Plymouth District are encouraged to apply. “I encourage all interested students to reach out to our office and apply to be an intern with us this summer,” Representative Meschino (D-Hull) said. “The work of our previous interns has guided some of our policy work, and we always look forward to helping young people pursue their interests in public service and our state government.” College internships will begin at the beginning of June and conclude by August 2nd. High school internships will be organized into two three-week “sessions”, from June 24 to July 12 and from July 15 to August . . . Read More

2024-02-12T17:14:52-05:00February 9th, 2024|Other Topics|

Parents Running for Office Coalition Holds Press Conference, Unveils Report in Support of Campaign Finance Legislation

Newly released data shows Campaign Funds for Childcare is a smart policy that is proven to empower more parents and caregivers to run for office. Boston, Mass (January 24, 2024) - The Massachusetts Parents Running for Office (PRO) Coalition held a press conference on Wednesday, January 24th at the Massachusetts State House in support of An Act supporting parents running for public office (H.669 / S.422). Bill sponsors Senator Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville), Representative Mike Connolly (D-Cambridge), and Representative Joan Meschino (D-Hull) joined in coalition with Representative Kate Lipper-Garabedian (D-Melrose), the national group Vote Mama Foundation, the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW), the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators (MCWL), the MA Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC), the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Organization for Women (MassNOW), and parents in public office as they called for a favorable report of the legislation. The bill, currently before the Joint Committee on . . . Read More

2024-02-12T17:09:37-05:00February 2nd, 2024|Other Topics|

Representative Joan Meschino Announces Office Hours for February

(BOSTON) - Representative Joan Meschino (D-Hull) will host three in-person office hours throughout the month of February. Please note changes due to holidays. Please contact Rep. Meschino’s Legislative Aide, Liz Carroll Gunderson, by email at elizabeth.gunderson@mahouse.gov or by phone at 617-722-2092 in order to schedule a time slot with a member of Rep. Meschino’s staff. Monday, February 5 10:00 am - 11:00 am Linden Ponds, for Linden Ponds residents Monday, February 12 9:00 am - 10:30 am Willcutt Commons 91 Sohier St, Cohasset Monday, February 26 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Hingham Public Library 66 Leavitt St, Hingham These sessions are intended to make it easier for residents of Cohasset, Hingham, and Hull to share concerns and access the services Rep. Meschino can offer to residents on the South Shore. All local residents are invited to participate. “I encourage all local residents who need assistance to reach out to . . . Read More

2024-02-12T16:52:20-05:00February 2nd, 2024|Other Topics|

Rep. Meschino Joins House Colleagues to Unanimously Pass Bill to Prevent Abuse and Exploitation, Enhance Protections for Survivors

Legislation addresses teen sexting and image-based sexual assault, coercive control, and extends the statute of limitations for certain domestic violence offenses (BOSTON) – On Wednesday, January 10, Representative Joan Meschino (D-Hull) joined the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass legislation that combines several separate legislative initiatives into one bill which will help prevent abuse and exploitation, while also enhancing protections for survivors. The legislation addresses teen sexting and image-based sexual assault, commonly referred to as “revenge porn”; expands the definition of abuse to include coercive control for the purposes of obtaining a restraining order; and extends the statute of limitations for certain domestic violence offenses from six years to 15 years. “We know that abuse extends beyond the physical; emotional and psychological damage caused by manipulation and control is something this bill intends to prevent,” said State Representative Joan Meschino (D-Hull). “Equally important is that our youth receive information . . . Read More

2024-02-12T10:48:54-05:00January 19th, 2024|Other Topics|

Rep. Meschino Testifies on Access to Justice, Completes In-Person Legislative Testimony on Primary Bills

(BOSTON) - State Representative Joan Meschino (D-Hull) continues to promote H.1677, An Act to create access to justice, which would restore the right of an individual to bring a claim in state court against a government agency in cases of disparate impact. Rep. Meschino testified in support of the bill alongside proponents of the bill at the Judiciary Committee hearing on December 5th in the State House. H.1677 would aim to provide access to justice for a number of constituencies, including those seeking environmental justice, language access, fair housing, equitable healthcare, and access to high-quality education. As of the Judiciary Committee hearing on December 5th, all of Rep. Meschino's sponsored bills have been heard in front of their respective committees. “I am encouraged by the Joint Committees’ support and interest in the legislation I have filed this session,” said Representative Meschino (D-Hull). “The bills I have filed aim to . . . Read More

2024-01-18T10:03:37-05:00January 12th, 2024|Other Topics|

Representative Joan Meschino Announces Office Hours for January 2024

(BOSTON) - Representative Joan Meschino (D-Hull) will host three in-person office hours throughout the month of January. Please note changes due to holidays. Please contact Rep. Meschino’s Legislative Aide, Liz Carroll Gunderson, by email at elizabeth.gunderson@mahouse.gov or by phone at 617-722-2092 in order to schedule a time slot with a member of Rep. Meschino’s staff. Monday, January 8, 2024 9:00 am - 10:30 am Willcutt Commons 91 Sohier St, Cohasset Monday, January 22, 2024 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Hingham Public Library 66 Leavitt St, Hingham Monday, January 29, 2024 10:00 am - 11:00 am Hull Council on Aging 197A Samoset Avenue, Hull These sessions are intended to make it easier for residents of Cohasset, Hingham, and Hull to share concerns and access the services Rep. Meschino can offer to residents on the South Shore. All local residents are invited to participate. “I encourage all local residents who need . . . Read More

2024-01-18T09:58:08-05:00December 29th, 2023|Other Topics|

Representative Joan Meschino Announces Office Hours for December

(BOSTON) - Representative Joan Meschino (D-Hull) will host three in-person office hours throughout the month of December. Please note cancellations due to holidays. Please contact Rep. Meschino’s Legislative Aide, Liz Carroll Gunderson, by email at elizabeth.gunderson@mahouse.gov or by phone at 617-722-2092 in order to schedule a time slot with a member of her staff. Monday, December 4 10:00 am - 11:00 am Linden Ponds, for Linden Ponds residents Monday, December 11 9:00 am - 10:30 am Willcutt Commons 91 Sohier St, Cohasset Monday, December 18 10:00 am - 11:00 am Hull Council on Aging 197A Samoset Avenue, Hull These sessions are intended to make it easier for residents of Cohasset, Hingham, and Hull to share concerns and access the services Rep. Meschino can offer to residents on the South Shore. All local residents are invited to participate. “I encourage all local residents who need assistance to reach out to . . . Read More

2024-01-18T09:54:53-05:00November 24th, 2023|Other Topics|

Representative Meschino Hires New Legislative Aide

(BOSTON) - State Representative Joan Meschino (D-Hull) recently announced the hiring of Liz Carroll Gunderson as a Legislative Aide. Prior to joining Representative Meschino’s team, Ms. Carroll Gunderson served as Marketing and Program Director for the Hull Lifesaving Museum and has held several positions working for local elected officials. “Liz will be bringing her knowledge of constituent advocacy and project management to our team,” said Representative Meschino (D-Hull). “I am confident that her commitment to the community and ability to connect with residents of all ages will ensure that residents of the district continue to have positive experiences with my office.” Passionate about our work to serve seniors and veterans, Liz will build upon her experience working for Congressman Bill Delahunt and Representative Jamie Murphy. Liz has also demonstrated a commitment to supporting the needs of young people, working at the Hull Lifesaving Museum’s Summer Program, which provides children . . . Read More

2024-01-18T09:52:08-05:00November 21st, 2023|Other Topics|

Metropolitan Beaches Commission Holds Annual Hearing in State House

(BOSTON) - On Tuesday, October 31st, commissioners of the Metropolitan Beaches Commission (MBC), including House Vice-Chair and State Representative Joan Meschino (D-Hull), hosted their annual hearing following the release of the Commission’s “Breaking Barriers” report earlier this year. This hearing, held in a hybrid format in the State House, follows five years of fully remote hearings, with Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Commissioner Brian Arrigo and City of Boston Director of Green Infrastructure Kate England as this year’s featured speakers. "The Metropolitan Beaches Commission’s annual hearing furthers the implementation process of its Breaking Barriers report and provides us legislators with an opportunity to advocate for our district beach infrastructure priorities, including those at Hull’s Nantasket Beach,” said State Representative and MBC Vice-Chair Joan Meschino (D-Hull). “Thank you to Save the Harbor/Save the Bay staff and Director Chris Mancini, my fellow Commissioners, and all those who testified at the . . . Read More

2023-12-08T14:12:04-05:00November 17th, 2023|Other Topics|

Representative Joan Meschino Announces Office Hours for November

(BOSTON) - Representative Joan Meschino (D-Hull) will host four in-person office hours throughout the month of November. Please contact Rep. Meschino’s Legislative Aide, Christopher Altizer, by email at christopher.altizer@mahouse.gov or by phone at 617-722-2092 in order to schedule a time slot with a member of her staff. Monday, November 6 10:00 am - 11:00 am Linden Ponds, for Linden Ponds residents Monday, November 13 9:00 am - 11:00 am Willcutt Commons 91 Sohier St, Cohasset Monday, November 20 10:00 am - 11:00 am Hull Council on Aging 197A Samoset Avenue, Hull Monday, November 27 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Hingham Public Library 66 Leavitt Street, Hingham These sessions are intended to make it easier for residents of Cohasset, Hingham, and Hull to share concerns and access the services Rep. Meschino can offer to residents on the South Shore. All local residents are invited to participate. “I encourage all local . . . Read More

2023-12-05T17:06:28-05:00October 27th, 2023|Other Topics|
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