Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced that her office is awarding approximately $300,000 in grant funding to 74 organizations throughout the state to fund summer jobs for youth, which are aimed at promoting health and wellness.
COVID-19 Update: May 20, 2020 By Maura Healey | May 20, 2020 Our small businesses are being left behind. The federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was meant to help our small businesses and their employees stay afloat during this crisis. But a lot of these funds aren’t going to our small businesses – they’re going to big, publicly traded companies. Our small businesses, particularly minority owned businesses, aren’t getting their fair share of this relief. If our economy is going to get through this crisis, this needs to change. That’s why I led a coalition of 24 state attorneys general to propose critical, reasonable changes to PPP. We need to make clear that these funds must go to our small businesses, not [...]
COVID-19 Update: May 11, 2020 By Maura Healey | May 11, 2020 Recently, I went to the Chelsea Collaborative and Everett Grace Food Pantry to help distribute critical supplies and provide resources about how my office can help residents during this crisis. The COVID-19 virus and economic fallout have disproportionately harmed communities of color and immigrant communities, like Chelsea and Everett. We know this is because our nation’s long history of discrimination has fueled disparate outcomes in health, housing, transportation, the environment and more. Download and share our “Know Your Rights” flyers in 10 languages. I want everybody to know: there are resources and protections available for you. We are here to help. YOU are protected from evictions and foreclosures, debt collection, [...]
Standing with our Immigrant Community By Maura Healey | April 30, 2020 Our immigrant community has been hit especially hard by this pandemic. Many have lost their jobs but are not eligible for the relief provided by the federal government. Many do not have access to affordable, quality health care and live in communities that are hot spots for the virus. Now the President is using this crisis to continue his disastrous anti-immigrant policies and frighten a community that has already been disparately impacted. To our immigrant community, I want you to know – we will work to keep you safe and protected, and we will fight for you. My office has compiled a resource page for immigrants and refugees, which is [...]
COVID-19 Update: April 20, 2020 By Maura Healey | April 20, 2020 The work of our health care workers and first responders during this crisis has been nothing short of heroic. They are working around the clock everyday to keep us safe and save lives – so we wanted to do everything possible to give back and make sure they have the support they need. That’s why my office launched FrontlineMA.org, in collaboration with HubSpot and IDEO. FrontlineMA.org serves as a digital hub for our frontline workers to provide critical resources on personal protective equipment (PPE), prioritized testing, safe housing, meals, self-care and emergency child care, and more. It also features a “Hero Wall” that includes messages of support from the public [...]
COVID-19 Update: April 14, 2020 By Maura Healey | April 14, 2020 I’m writing to provide you with another update during these uncertain times. Please continue to contact us with your questions and concerns - we want to be there for you and do everything we can to support you. The Attorney General’s Office has resources available in a number of areas, including: Equity: There are real and serious disparities in this pandemic that have brought to light longstanding inequities in the distribution of care and treatment for Black and Brown families in Massachusetts and across the country. These communities are being disproportionately impacted and need our support. The AG’s Office is committed to working with advocates and stakeholders to address these [...]
COVID-19 Update: April 6, 2020 By Maura Healey | April 6, 2020 Thank you to everyone who is stepping up to do their part during this crisis – health care workers, first responders, grocery store employees, restaurant and delivery workers, parents, and all of you who are doing your best to get through these times and support one another. Please continue to take care of yourselves and others. We will get through this together. I wanted to follow up from my last message to let you know about some new resources available to Massachusetts residents during COVID-19. This is a constantly evolving situation, but we are working 24/7 to protect the rights of Massachusetts residents, hold bad actors accountable, and provide all [...]
COVID-19 Update: March 19, 2020 By Maura Healey | March 19, 2020 These are incredibly stressful times and I wanted to check in with you. In the midst of this crisis, it is critical that we keep up to date with available information and stick together. Please make sure you are taking care of yourself and your loved ones during this public health emergency. Call your friends and family, particularly senior citizens and those with health conditions, to check in on how they’re doing and if they need help. I also want you to know that you’re not alone. We are all experiencing this crisis together. So we all must stick together. I’ve come to find that moments like these are when [...]