Massachusetts State Senator Liz Miranda of the 2nd Suffolk District announced her committee assignments for the 193rd General Court of the Massachusetts Legislature that she will utilize to expand economic opportunity, social justice, and inclusion in the Commonwealth, particularly in communities of color and her district, which includes neighborhoods in Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park, Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, South End, Roslindale, and the Fenway.
Senator Miranda will serve as Senate Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Racial Equity, Civil Rights, and Inclusion, the Vice Chair of Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, and will serve as a member of the committees on Ways and Means, Community Development and Small Business, Elder Affairs, State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, the Census, and Juvenile and Emerging Justice. Senator Miranda is also Senate Chair of the Commission on Postpartum Depression, Vice Chair of the MA Women’s Caucus, leads the birth justice task force, and is a member of the Senate Progressive Caucus, Housing Caucus, and Criminal Justice Reform Caucus.
“For too long, communities of color in the Commonwealth have been placed at the back burner, experiencing disinvestment, systemic racism in our state institutions, and overrepresentation in our criminal legal system. I intend to use this committee as a pulpit for our communities, elevating the most challenging issues of our time and holding those in power accountable to the needs of our diverse communities in the Commonwealth. We will look at every issue from supplier diversity to wealth generation, housing, healthcare, state administration, the barriers our community has in securing state funding, and our Commonwealth’s difficult history. We will share truth and work to center racial equity at the forefront of all we do,” said, Senator Liz Miranda.