James Arena-DeRosa, former Northeast Administrator for the USDA under the Obama Administration and New England Director for Peace Corps under the Clinton Administration, formally announces run for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts.
A champion of Single-Payer Health Care: The single-payer or so-called “Medicare for All” type of model holds the most promise of providing better care, better health outcomes, and lower overall costs with an emphasis on preventative care and cutting out wasteful overhead. Please read more about James' approach to health care.
Fighting for Universal School Breakfast: James believes every child should have access to a healthy breakfast. Every educator, school nurse, and parent understands that a hungry child cannot learn. Read more about his plan for Universal School Breakfast, creating jobs, supporting local farmers and businesses, and using federal money already available to pay for it.
A Living Wage: James supports an increase in the minimum wage, but believes we really need to be talking more about a living wage so that workers can provide for their families. Please read more about the ways in which James plans to grow jobs and address income inequality.
A Renewed Deal: James offers real policy solutions for strengthening the middle class, protecting our most vulnerable, and promoting greater economic and social justice.