Genocide education act signed into law

The Genocide Education Act, filed by state Rep. Roy, was signed into law by Gov. Baker in a ceremony at the State Library. The bill, approved by 198 of the 200 members of the General Court, will require public schools to teach the history of genocides and create a fund to help support the new curriculum. Upon signing, Massachusetts become the 20th state to have adopted mandatory Holocaust and genocide education.

“Massachusetts has always been at the forefront of human rights issues and with the passage of this bill, we can do it again,” said Rep. Roy . “We can arm our students with the knowledge they will need to recognize the warning signs and feel empowered to prevent genocides in the future. Making genocide education a mandatory topic for teaching in our schools is a reaffirmation of the commitment of free peoples from all nations to never again permit the occurrence of another genocide, and to deter indifference to crimes against humanity and human suffering wherever they occur.”

You can learn more about the new law and view Rep. Roy’s floor remarks on the bill by clicking here.

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Click on any of the links below for news coverage of Rep. Roy’s work for the 10th Norfolk District over the past month.

Offshore wind bill sails through House, Commonwealth Magazine (3/4/2022)

House approves plan to expand offshore wind, The Daily News (3/4/2022)

House pushes for Massachusetts to become the center of U.S. wind production, WGBH (3/3/2022)

Offshore wind is the future for Massachusetts, Boston Globe (3/2/2022)

In race for offshore wind jobs, Mass. is falling behind. So now what?, Boston Globe (3/2/2022)

New offshore wind bill drops electric bill charges, Commonwealth Magazine (3/1/2022)

House rallying behind new supports for offshore wind industry, New Bedford Light (3/1/2022)

Mass. Climate Legislation Overview & Update, sessions on March 2 and March 15, WaylandeNews (2/22/2022)

Schools, businesses want early college program greatly expanded for underrepresented students — but will Mass. do it?, Boston Globe (2/15/22)

They qualified for unemployment benefits. Then the state asked for the money back, Boston Globe (2/13/22)

Training offshore wind techs through virtual reality, ABC6 News (2/11/22)

Mass. legislators may soon take up ‘revenge porn’ bill, Boston Globe (2/7/22)

In less than a decade, nearly every state has outlawed ‘revenge porn.’ So why hasn’t Massachusetts?, Boston Globe (2/6/22)

Read me a story. On World Read Aloud Day, locals share their favorite stories, Franklin Country Gazette (2/2/22)

Sullivan presses for ‘revenge porn’ law at legislative hearing, Daily Hampshire Gazette (1/26/22)

All around Massachusetts, cities and towns want to go fossil fuel free. Here’s why they can’t., Boston Globe (1/19/22)

Rep. Roy hopes for a vote ‘sooner rather than later’ on offshore wind policy bill, Wicked Local Franklin (1/18/22)

Sweeping offshore wind bill headed toward House, Commonwealth Magazine (1/13/22)

Beacon Hill eyes utility charge to fuel offshore wind, The Salem News (1/13/22)

Offshore wind policy fight takes center stage, Commonwealth Magazine (1/12/22)

Energy panel readying offshore wind proposal; price cap may fall in pursuit of broader benefits, The Standard Times (1/12/22)

Baker urges state to pass offshore wind investment to help meet climate goals, Boston Globe (1/11/22)

‘Today needs to be a call to action.’ Franklin vigil marks first anniversary of Capitol attack, Wicked Local Franklin (1/7/22)

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