Call Your Lawmakers to Co-Sponsor the Fund Our Future Bills!

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UPDATE -- January 30th at 5PM: We have 73 lawmakers signed on to the Fund Our Future Promise Act for public schools and 40 lawmakers signed on to the Cherish Act for public colleges.

We need as many co-sponsors as possible to create pressure for urgent action!

The tool to find your lawmakers' phone numbers and a call-in script are at the bottom of this page!


As our public schools and colleges in Massachusetts continue to scrape by with the bare minimum, Beacon Hill lawmakers are getting ready for a school funding debate that could drastically improve how our schools and colleges are funded, or not.

But students, parents, and teachers from across the state are fighting back by making phone calls and emails to their lawmakers to ask them to co-sponsor the Fund Our Future bills!

We’ve launched the Fund Our Future campaign by filing the Promise Act (SD 101/HD 434) to fund K-12 public schools and the Cherish Act (SD 740/HD 1178) to fund public higher education.

We need your help to send the Legislature a message. Please call and email your State Rep and State Senator and ask them to co-sponsor the Fund Our Future bills.

Use this tool to make a call, and click here to send an email letter now!

After you've sent an email and made a call, take one more second to sign the Fund Our Future petition and add your name to the list of more than 15,000 people across the state who are demanding we Fund Our Future! Click here to sign the Fund Our Future petition.

We’re calling on the Legislature to make this major reinvestment in public education this spring – in time for local communities to include the funding in the next academic year’s budget and in time for public college students to avoid tuition and fee hikes this fall.

We need you to pick up the phone and call your representative to demand that all of our students deserve a fair and equitable investment in their futures!

Click here to find the phone number for your state representative. Make the call using the script below, and then fill out this form on the right side of this page to let us know whether or not they will commit to support our students and our schools.


Call-in Script

Hi my name is [INSERT NAME] and I am calling to ask Representative/Senator [INSERT REPRESENTATIVE/SENATOR'S NAME] to co-sponsor the Fund Our Future bills to provide fair, equitable and just funding Massachusetts public schools and colleges. The Promise Act (SD 101/HD 434) and the Cherish Act (SD 740/HD 1178) will provide desperately needed funds to public education in Massachusetts.

It is critical that the House and Senate pass these important pieces of legislation. My district school/college campus [INSERT DISTRICT SCHOOL/COLLEGE CAMPUS] is in dire need of fair and equitable funding in order to build the future our community and students deserve.

I hope Representative/Senator [INSERT NAME] will co-sponsor these bills and ensure the House and Senate pass the Promise Act and the Cherish Act this spring!


Jan. 30, 5PM: Here is a list of state senators and representatives who have signed on as co-sponsors of the Promise Act and the Cherish Act:

Promise Act
  • Lead Sponsors: Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-2nd Suffolk), Rep. Aaron Vega (D-5th Hampden) and Rep. Mary Keefe (D-15th Worcester)

State Senators

  • Barrett, Michael
  • Brownsberger, Will
  • Brady, Michael
  • Chandler, Harriette
  • Chang-Diaz, Sonia
  • Comerford, Jo
  • Cyr, Julian
  • Eldridge, James
  • Feeney, Paul
  • Finegold, Barry
  • Hinds, Adam
  • Jehlen, Patricia
  • Kennedy, Edward
  • Lewis, Jason
  • Montigny, Mark
  • Moore, Michael
  • O'Connor, Patrick
  • Pacheco, Marc
  • Rausch, Becca
  • Rodrigues, Michael
  • Rush, Michael
  • Tran, Dean
  • Welch, James

State Reps

  • Ashe, Brian
  • Barber, Christine
  • Barrett, John
  • Benson, Jennifer
  • Blais, Natalie
  • Cabral, Antonio
  • Cahill, Dan
  • Capano, Peter
  • Carey, Daniel
  • Ciccolo, Michelle
  • Connolly, Mike
  • Cutler, Josh
  • Domb, Mindy
  • Driscoll, William
  • DuBois, Michelle
  • Elugardo, Nika
  • Farley-Bouvier , Tricia
  • Fernandes, Dylan
  • Gentile, Carmine
  • Gonzalez, Carlos
  • Gordon, Ken
  • Hawkins, Jim
  • Hay, Stephan
  • Hendricks, Christopher
  • Higgins, Natalie
  • Holmes, Russell
  • Honan Kevin
  • Keefe, Mary
  • LeBoeuf, David
  • Lewis, Jack
  • Livingstone, Jay
  • Madaro, Adrian
  • Mahoney, John
  • Malia, Liz
  • Mark, Paul
  • Minicucci, Christina
  • Mom, Rady
  • Moran, Frank
  • Murray, Brian
  • Nguyen, Tram
  • Pignatelli, William
  • Provost, Denise
  • Puppolo, Angelo
  • Robertson, Dave
  • Robinson, Maria
  • Rogers , Dave
  • Sabadosa, Lindsay
  • Scaccia, Angelo
  • Silvia, Alan
  • Tosado , Jose
  • Vega, Aaron
  • Vincent, RoseLee
  • Vitolo, Tommy
  • Whelan, Tim
  • Whipps, Susannah
  • Williams, Bud

Cherish Act
  • Lead Sponsors: Sen. Jo Comerford (D-Hampshire and Franklin and Worcester), Rep. Sean Garballey (D-23rd Middlesex) and Rep. Paul Mark (D-2nd Berkshire)

State Senators

  • Chandler, Harriette
  • Comerford, Jo
  • Feeney, Paul
  • Lewis, Jason
  • Moore, Michael
  • Pacheco, Marc
  • Tran, Dean

State Reps

  • Barber, Christine
  • Barrett, John
  • Blais, Natalie
  • Ciccolo, Michelle
  • Connolly, Mike
  • Domb, Mindy
  • Elugardo, Nika
  • Farley-Bouvier, Tricia
  • Fernandes, Dylan
  • Garballey, Sean
  • Gentile, Carmine
  • Gonzalez, Carlos
  • Gouveia, Tami
  • Gordon, Ken
  • Higgins, Natalie
  • Keefe, Mary
  • LeBoeuf, David
  • Lewis, Jack
  • Mahoney, John
  • Mark, Paul
  • Minicucci, Christina
  • Moran, Frank
  • Nguyen, Tram
  • Pignatelli, William
  • Puppolo, Angelo
  • Robinson, Maria
  • Roy, Jeffrey
  • Rogers, Dave
  • Tosado, Jose
  • Vitolo, Tommy
  • Williams, Bud
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