Grace Ross has been a long time advocate for economic and social justice. She grew up in New York City, made her home in Massachusetts after attending Radcliffe and Harvard. Grace went on to make a name for herself coordinating community non-profits and being an effective and inclusive community organizer. Her 2006 gubernatorial campaign generated large-scale grassroots response and modeled that politics need not be "business as usual."
Grace Ross has co-authored dozens of pieces of legislation at the local and state level and has recently authored a book, Main Street $marts. In working with others she has helped to bring about policy changes across a vast arena; from our cities and towns, to our state and nation, and even internationally through filing briefs at the United Nations.
Grace Ross believes in the power of people coming together. The well-worn fundamentals of civic engagement and grassroots leadership worked to keep our hospitals overwhelmingly non-profit while other states changed over to for-profit hospitals. This has had a direct quality of life impact on our community for the better. Grace has worked from outside elected office with other community leaders, activists and her labor brothers and sisters. She is beholden to the people not the insiders, grounded in that bedrock of beliefs that this government belongs to the people and for the people.
Grace Ross supports solutions that reflect our most enduring values. She believes we must create a shift in our government's priorities by:
- Prioritizing jobs over sweetheart deals for the largest corporate interests.
- Helping small business create and retain jobs.
- Passing legislation that could literally halt the impact of the foreclosure crisis in this state.
- Instituting universal choice/universal coverage healthcare (known by many as single-payer) that also finally controls health care costs.
The need for change is strong and the time for change is now. Join us in our mission to put the people of Massachusetts ahead of corporate interests.
When we fight we win!