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Senator Rausch State House Briefing  

Part 2, Chapter 6 (April 19, 2021) 

Dear friends,  
 
The long awaited day is here! As of today, anyone over the age of 16 who lives, works, or goes to school here is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts. 

Remember: you can get a COVID-19 vaccine regardless of ability to pay, insurance coverage, or citizenship.
If you are asked for identification, you can decline. If at any point you are asked to provide insurance information and you are uninsured, you can skip giving that information. The vaccine itself is provided fully free of charge.

If you haven’t already, you can still pre-register for your COVID vaccine appointment at a mass vaccination site (Gillette Stadium and Natick Mall are the closest for our district). 
Go to mass.gov/COVIDvaccine to secure your spot in line. For all other vaccination locations, go to vaxfinder.mass.gov or mass.gov/CovidVaccineMap and search for open appointments using your zip code or click through the various vaccination sites closest to you. I also recommend following @vaccinetime on Twitter to get push notifications to your phone concerning available appointments. Individuals who are unable to schedule an appointment online or are having difficulty with the online sign-up process can call 2-1-1 or (877) 211-6277 for assistance.  

Please note, appointments are limited due to limited vaccine supply. If you have no luck initially, check back periodically to see if appointments have opened up. More information about COVID-19 vaccinations is available on my website at www.beccarauschma.com/covidvaccine.

I still remain very concerned about decisions to relax COVID mitigation efforts too soon and the overall COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Massachusetts, particularly the lack of detail in implementation and the serious inequities in access and outreach. I continue to push our COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Act and urge the Governor to course-correct this rollout.  
  
As always, if you or any of your loved ones in my district have fallen on hard times during this pandemicplease do not hesitate to reach out to my office via phone (617-722-1555) or email (becca.rausch@masenate.gov). We are here to help. You can also find robust resources to help you navigate through COVID-19 on my website.    

Yours in service,  

 
Senator Becca Rausch   

Rest in Power, Daunte and Adam 

Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo should be alive today. 
Daunte was murdered by the police at age 20. Adam at 13. 
 
Young people deserve safety. 
Young people deserve support. 
Young people deserve opportunity. 


What happened in Chicago and Brooklyn Center, MN – merely 10 miles from where George Floyd was murdered last summer – are yet another unequivocal confirmation that law enforcement does not equal public safety for all. 

My heart goes out to the families of these young people and to all our community members who are traumatized and re-traumatized by the inexcusable loss of Black and brown life in our nation. 

Massachusetts is not immune to racism in policing. People who live, work, and learn in my district have spoken, bravely, about their experiences with racial profiling and losing loved ones due to excessive use of force.  

We demand change, including a complete end to racial profiling in policing, preventing military-style tactics used on civilians in our country, banning the use of tear gas, and reforming qualified immunity, in addition to full implementation of the 2020 police reform legislation. 
 
We cannot afford to lose another life at the hands of the police. 

 Office Hours 

 

Sign up for a 15-minute appointment here.    

ANNOUNCING EVENING VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS!

In addition to our Friday morning office hours, my team and I are now offering monthly evening office hours as well. Residents from any part of the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District are welcome to share their questions and opinions on state issues with me and my team via video chat or phone call. Office hours are available to discuss any matter.  
   
Additional upcoming office hours:  

Monday, May 10, 5-6 PM 

Friday, May 21, 10-11 AM 

Our mailing address is:
The Office of Senator Becca Rausch
Massachusetts State House, Room 218
24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02133

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