Thursday, May 31, 7 PM: Lexington Democratic Town Committee Candidate Forum, Representative Ken Gordon (Bedford/Burlington/Wilmington) moderates, Church of Our Redeemer, 6 Meriam Street more info Friday & Saturday, June 1-2: State Democratic Convention, Worcester more info Wednesday, June 6, 7 PM: Woburn Democratic City Committee Candidate Forum, Lowell Sun's Tom Zuppa moderates, Woburn Memorial High School auditorium, … Continue reading Events

Mary Ann Stewart for State Rep Earns Candidate Distinction

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes, has recognized Mary Ann Stewart for State Representative for standing up for gun violence prevention and gun safety as a Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate. "As the largest gun … Continue reading Mary Ann Stewart for State Rep Earns Candidate Distinction


Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. ~ Unknown Photo credit: Mary Ann Stewart

Teachable Moments

My Letter to the Editor of the Lexington Minuteman was published in the March 15th edition. From labor protests at the turn of the 20th century to civil rights demonstrations and war protests of the 1960s and 1970s, walkout demonstrations are a familiar part of American history. Often stirring, sometimes effective, and always disruptive, it’s … Continue reading Teachable Moments

Mass Alliance Endorses Mary Ann Stewart for State Representative

We're thrilled to announce our first major endorsement! Mass Alliance is a coalition of a wide range of political organizations dedicated to making Massachusetts more progressive. Here's how the announcement ran in the Press Release: BOSTON — Mass Alliance, a coalition of a wide range of political organizations dedicated to making Massachusetts more progressive, is proud … Continue reading Mass Alliance Endorses Mary Ann Stewart for State Representative

Workers’ Rights

I might’ve entitled this post, “Thank God For Unions”, because I’d been drawn to the teachers’ strike playing out in West Virginia and hearing of a pending teachers’ strike in Oklahoma. For days, thousands of WV public school educators refused to teach because they were getting lousy benefits. Their salaries ranked 48th in the nation (an average of … Continue reading Workers’ Rights

Melt ICE

I joined a group of activists in Burlington last weekend for a protest and rally outside the field office of the Boston Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE, their field area is all six New England states). We were there to protest the Trump administration's immigration detention and deportation agenda. Fabiano de'Oliveira had been released … Continue reading Melt ICE

Angela Davis

You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time. ~ from a lecture delivered at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, February 13, 2014

Fair Share Amendment

The Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) heard arguments yesterday on the Fair Share Amendment. Opponents of the measure want the justices to determine whether or not the proposal falls within the scope of ballot initiatives, as specified in Article 48 of our state's constitution. Our schools lack the foundation funding necessary to provide all students with … Continue reading Fair Share Amendment


In the coming months, we'll be knocking doors, and meeting and talking directly with friends and neighbors and voters to hear about their priorities for the district. What is the biggest challenge you are currently facing? What issue feels most important to you right now? What change would you like to see in this community? … Continue reading Events

Charter School Redux

We're nearing the end of "charter school season" and await the recommendations of the Acting Commissioner to see if any are advanced to the Board for approval later this month. Some criticize charter schools for not educating all children, those with special needs or who are English language learners, in particular. Others say that charters … Continue reading Charter School Redux


As a longtime activist and Lexington resident, I announce my candidacy for state representative for the 15th Middlesex District. We’ve been boldly represented by Jay Kaufman for more than a generation and I heartily thank him for his service. Jay has been an effective leader who has tirelessly stood up for our values. His impact … Continue reading Announcement

Campaign Announcement

Mary Ann Stewart announces candidacy for State Rep in 15th Middlesex Seeking office long held by retiring Representative Jay Kaufman LEXINGTON— Mary Ann Stewart, a longtime activist and Lexington Democrat, has announced her candidacy today for State Representative for the 15th Middlesex District. The district is currently represented by Jay Kaufman, who announced last month … Continue reading Campaign Announcement