Young people from across Massachusetts are planning to converge on the Statehouse to press for more funding for youth summer jobs programs.
The protesters plan to hold a rally at the Old South Church in Boston at 11:30 a.m. Thursday before marching to the Statehouse to press lawmakers to approve up to $24.5 million to support three youth jobs initiatives.
Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democratic candidate for governor, is scheduled to address the rally.
Democratic candidates for Mass. lieutenant governor and governor gathered for a meet and greet Sunday in Pittsfield. The five democratic gubernatorial candidates from left to right include Joe Avellone, Don Berwick, Martha Coakley, Steve Grossman and Juliette Kayyem.
Democratic candidates vying to be the next governor of Massachusetts took part in a meet and greet in Pittsfield Sunday.
More than 250 people showed up to hear the views and ask questions of the five Democrats aiming to be the commonwealth’s next governor. Democratic Governor Deval Patrick is not seeking a third term. U.S. Senator Edward Markey kicked off the event by rallying the supporters.
Backers of ballot questions that would raise the minimum wage and create a statewide earned sick time policy are pushing ahead to collect enough signatures to put the measures before Massachusetts voters next year.
The minimum wage question would increase the state wage from $8 to $10.50 per hour over two years. The sick time question would guarantee all Massachusetts workers can earn sick time to use if they or their family members become ill.