In the Boston Globe: Two MIT grads put climate on the ballot in two Boston suburbs
Two recent MIT graduates -- Daniel Mascoop and Max Dunitz -- secured hundreds of signatures to put climate change on the ballot in two Boston suburbs.
Two MIT grads are goading Bob DeLeo with ballot measures in his district
By Joshua Miller, GLOBE STAFF // OCTOBER 26, 2018
WINTHROP — Robert A. DeLeo may be Mr. Speaker on Beacon Hill. But here in this pretty seaside town, he’s just “Bobby,” the affable, cigar-chomping state representative since 1991.
He doesn’t have an opponent this year — he rarely does — and yet the powerful leader could face an embarrassing rebuke on Nov. 6.
Two recent MIT graduates who have never lived in the district but are concerned about what they see as DeLeo’s thwarting of major climate change legislation, gathered signatures from hundreds of his constituents to put some pointed nonbinding measures before residents of Winthrop and the part of Revere he represents.
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