The legislative priorities we’ve been working on since January 2019 are essentially in a holding pattern right now. As of March 31, the state legislature is still technically operating, though legislators have zero capacity to address anything not directly COVID19-related. It’s highly unlikely that any of our priority bills will get any attention before late May or June (formal session ends July 31st, 2020). We are not asking our networks to contact legislators on anything other than COVID-19 issues in coming weeks. If/when anything changes on that front, we’ll let you our members know with a dedicated action alert (sign up here.)
NOFA/Mass COVID-19 Resources Page: https://nofamass.org/covid19
Rather than duplicate efforts, we are primarily holding up resources curated by our allies, including CISA, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and the Mass. Food System Collaborative.