Last week the MBLLC invited Mayors, City Councilors, Town Managers, and Selectpeople to join the Caucus for a series of discussions regarding COVID-19. Building on previous MBLLC listening sessions, the roundtable discussions served as a way to continue the Caucus' tradition of meeting with others while focusing intently on listening to what they need from the Caucus.
The first of the meetings was held on Monday, May 18, 2020 with elected officials from Springfield and Holyoke. That was followed by a meeting with electeds from Boston on the same day and a meeting with electeds from the Merrimack Valley on Friday, May 15, 2020.
The Caucus was told about a range of concerns including widening disparities, need for increased testing, barriers to virtual learning, small business assistance, and more. The Caucus will use this input and feedback to inform its continued advocacy for communities of color during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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