Our Platform 


 

It's Time for Massachusetts to Be a Leader for America

We started this campaign to stand up for our diverse and inclusive American values.  I know that if we work together and take back our statewide offices, we can make our Commonwealth a true progressive leader.

Throughout my career in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office, in President Obama’s White House, and in the non-profit sector, I’ve worked to craft effective policies to fight poverty, improve access to healthcare, and create jobs for the middle class.   

In this campaign, we’ll be fighting for a progressive vision for the Commonwealth that includes truly universal healthcare, criminal justice reform, real leadership on climate change, and an economy that works for everyone. Keep reading below for more about the policies I will support as Lieutenant Governor.

 

 
 
 
 

Quentin's Articles and Presentations 

5 Strategies for Evidence-Based Policymaking

http://www.governing.com/gov-institute/voices/col-5-strategies-evidence-based-policymaking.html  

 

Promoting Policies that Work

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/the-administration/303781-promoting-policies-that-work-six-steps-for-the  

 

Getting Public Benefits to the People Who Need Them

http://www.governing.com/gov-institute/voices/col-improving-low-take-up-rates-benefit-programs-earned-income-tax-credit.html

 

Did Applying for Financial Aid Just Get Harder?

http://hechingerreport.org/opinion-applying-financial-aid-just-get-harder/  

 

A Survival Guide for the Trumpocalypse

https://medium.com/@qpalfrey/a-survival-guide-for-the-trumpocalypse-c0203a348f2  

 

A Clearer Vision for American Innovation and Jobs

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/09/07/clearer-vision-american-innovation-and-jobs

 

The America Invents Act: Turning Ideas into Jobs

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/09/16/america-invents-act-turning-ideas-jobs

 

New Report: Investing in Innovation is Crucial to Economic Growth and Competitiveness

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/01/06/new-report-investing-innovation-crucial-economic-growth-and-competitiveness

 

Laying the Groundwork for American Competitiveness Throughout the 21st Century

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/09/26/laying-groundwork-american-competitiveness-throughout-21st-century

 

Jobs Council Discusses Innovation and American Competitiveness

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/01/17/jobs-council-discusses-innovation-and-american-competitiveness   

 

Patent Reform:  Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of the America Invents Act

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/09/17/patent-reform-celebrating-one-year-anniversary-america-invents-act  

 

Intellectual Property Helps Fuel an Economy Built To Last

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/04/16/intellectual-property-helps-fuel-economy-built-last  

 

Inventing Solutions to the World’s Challenges

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/08/03/inventing-solutions-world-s-challenges  

 

Rewarding Inventors Who Work to Solve Global Challenges

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/02/08/rewarding-inventors-who-work-solve-global-challenges  

 

Promoting Global Health by Sharing Knowledge

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/10/26/promoting-global-health-sharing-knowledge

 

Tapping the Power of Technology to Teach Children Around the World

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/11/17/tapping-power-technology-teach-children-around-world

 

Senate Confirms Four Nominees to Privacy & Civil Liberties Board        

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/08/03/senate-confirms-four-nominees-privacy-civil-liberties-board  

 

Internet Privacy: Protecting Consumers, Building Trust, Creating Jobs

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/02/24/internet-privacy-protecting-consumers-building-trust-creating-jobs  

 

Protecting Privacy and Civil Liberties on the Internet and Beyond

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/12/16/protecting-privacy-and-civil-liberties-internet-and-beyond

 

Learning from Ebola

http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/07/14/learning-from-ebola/  

 

Inventing Solutions to Global Disease & Poverty

http://patentlyo.com/patent/2014/10/inventing-solutions-poverty.html  

 

Congress Has Failed To Protect Consumer Privacy Online. It’s Time for States to Act.

https://medium.com/@qpalfrey/congress-has-failed-to-protect-consumer-privacy-online-it-s-time-for-states-to-act-a92858cc409e#.otfjnigqb

 

Translating Rigorous Evidence Into Policies that Benefit the Poor

https://zenodo.org/record/841745#.WZGw-rpFw2z

 

Expanding Access to Medicine & Promoting Innovation: A Practical Approach

https://cyber.harvard.edu/node/99890  

 

High Level Patent Reform

http://patentlyo.com/patent/2014/04/level-patent-reform.html   

 

Federal Housing Subsidies, 37 Harv. J. Legis. 567 (2000) 

 

State Judiciary’s Role in Fulfilling Brown’s Promise, 8 Mich. J. Race & Law 1 (2002) 

 

Translating Rigorous Evidence Into Policies That Benefit the Poor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byZUDICODjE   

 

Innovative Health Care Solutions to Reduce Poverty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foQ88V3dYGw

 

Conversations in Global Health, Innovation, & the Digital World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74UrF57SsrQ

 

Harvard Insights Into Action Workshop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdP1LwSbdsk  

 

Transparency & Freedom of Information in the Digital Age

https://youtu.be/jY52sTqqrt8?t=1068

 

Ed Tech, Personalized Learning & the Digital Divide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DzbJYmiZyQ

 

Research Center Aims to Improve the Impact of Social Entrepreneurs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4i1edd6b5s

 

Building Partnerships to Promote Evidence-Based Policy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nGZ0eujpD0