Massachusetts has long been a welcoming and inclusive community for all and has always made protecting its residents from discrimination a top priority. I believe that all people should be given equal opportunities in our Commonwealth regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or religious identity. At a time when many people’s rights are under attack by our federal government, we need to band together, stand up against hate, and protect our neighbors. I fully support the Safe Communities Act and other legislation that seeks to promote equal rights under the law for women, the LGBTQ+ community, and immigrants in Massachusetts.