In Full transparency, the following press release was submitted to SOURCE media by the Palfrey campaign.
WESTON – Former Assistant Attorney General and candidate for Massachusetts Attorney General Quentin Palfrey today, August 24, rolled out his comprehensive agenda outlining how as Attorney General he will fight for an equitable education system and youth justice in Massachusetts.
“Where you live, and the color of your skin should not determine what kind of educational opportunities your children have,” said Palfrey. “As the chief civil rights officer in Massachusetts, I will make the intentional disruption of educational injustice a major civil rights priority.”
Palfrey outlines the actions the AG’s office can take to ensure Massachusetts is providing high quality public education to all students. This includes tackling racial disparities, investing in early childhood education, pushing for the fair share amendment, and opposing state receivership and lifting the cap on charter schools.
Palfrey also outlines the AG’s role in providing access to higher education by standing up for student borrowers, and measures to divert young people from the criminal legal system with community based alternatives.
“Massachusettts has an affirmative constitutional obligation to provide high quality public education,” said Palfrey. “The Attorney General must work to ensure that every child in the Commonwealth gets the start in life they deserve.”
Read the full education policy proposal here.
Palfrey is a former Assistant Attorney General and was the first chief of the office’s healthcare division. He also served in senior roles in both the Obama and Biden Administrations, and is the founder of the Voter Protection Corps, an organization that works to combat voter suppression. In the race for AG, Palfrey is the endorsed candidate of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, several of Massachusetts leading progressive and environmental advocacy organizations, and over 300 grassroots endorsers from communities in every county in the Commonwealth. He lives in Weston.