REP. PAULINO; Bridging the Gap, My Commitment to Pay Equity

REP. PAULINO; Bridging the Gap, My Commitment to Pay Equity

By: State Rep. Francisco Paulino -Feb, 2024 In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a troubling disparity exists that undercuts the very principles of fairness and equality we hold dear. As it stands, women earn only 82 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts for the same work. This harsh inequality not only undermines the […]

Bay Staters Deserve Opportunities To Build a Better Financial Future

Bay Staters Deserve Opportunities To Build a Better Financial Future

By: State Rep. Francisco Paulino ~ 12-23 Whether you grew up in Lawrence, Methuen, Revere, Winthrop, Brighton, or Boston, every community in the Commonwealth values kitchen-table issues; an honest day’s work, safe streets, affordable homes, good schools, access to quality and affordable healthcare, and the ability to earn a good living and save for the […]

Commitment to Growth and Remembrance in Methuen and Lawrence

Commitment to Growth and Remembrance in Methuen and Lawrence

By: State Rep. Francisco Paulino Dear Residents of Methuen and Lawrence, It is with a heart full of pride that I recount a recent moment of honor and duty. Standing shoulder to shoulder with Methuen’s finest—Ryan Campbell, Adam Marino, Kyle Sheehy, and Liam Sheehy—at their graduation in Stow, Massachusetts, I witnessed the embodiment of courage […]

Advocating a Brighter Future in the Merrimack Valley

Advocating a Brighter Future in the Merrimack Valley

By: State Rep.  Francisco Paulino 10-23 Dear Friends and Neighbors of Methuen and Lawrence, a few years back, when the halls of Suffolk University Law School were my daily walk, a fervent dream took root. I envisioned a community where everyone, regardless of their background or circumstances, was afforded the same opportunities and treated with […]

Our Shared Journey: Charting a Brighter Future for Lawrence, Methuen in the Heart of the Valley

Our Shared Journey: Charting a Brighter Future for Lawrence, Methuen in the Heart of the Valley

By: State Rep. Francisco Paulino 9-23 Dear friends and neighbors of Lawrence and Methuen, When I think of the Merrimack Valley, I envision a lively mosaic of history, culture, and innovation. At its heart lie two cities — Lawrence and Methuen — that embody resilience, community spirit, and potential. As your state representative, every decision […]

Public Safety, Equity, and Student Loan Debt

Public Safety, Equity, and Student Loan Debt

By: State Rep. Francisco Paulino – 7/23 As your State Representative, my primary aim is to enhance the lives of Massachusetts residents. To that end, our legislative team has been focusing on three key areas: public safety, equity, and the significant issue of student loan debt. Starting with public safety, we’ve made strides to enhance […]

Paulino: Part of My Job is Community Engagement

Paulino: Part of My Job is Community Engagement

Dear Constituents, As your State Representative, I am privileged to play an active role in our community’s vibrant life. Today, I want to share with you some pivotal moments that have recently underscored our shared commitment to hope, safety, and honor – the graduation ceremonies at Methuen and Lawrence High, the Massachusetts Nurses Association’s protest […]

My Priorities in the State Budget is YOU!

My Priorities in the State Budget is YOU!

By: State Rep. Francisco Paulino As a state representative, I am proud to announce that we have secured significant funding for both Lawrence and Methuen in this year’s budget. Lawrence Chapter 70 will receive $266,144,831, an increase of $25,438,040 from FY23, while Methuen will receive $64,681,414, an increase of $8,080,389. Chapter 70 is the state […]

State Rep. Francisco Paulino; Addressing the Nursing Shortage in MA

State Rep. Francisco Paulino; Addressing the Nursing Shortage in MA

By: Rep. Francisco Paulino ~ 3023 As a state representative, one of my top priorities is addressing the nurse shortage in Massachusetts. This shortage not only has serious implications for the health and well-being of our residents, but it also puts a significant strain on healthcare costs in our state. That’s why I am committed […]

My Vision for a Resource Centers in Lawrence & Methuen

My Vision for a Resource Centers in Lawrence & Methuen

State Rep.  Francisco Paulino – 3-23 As your State Representative for District 16th, I am committed to working tirelessly to improve the quality of life in our communities. It is an honor to announce that I have been appointed by Speaker Ron Mariano and his leadership team to serve on several important committees. I look […]

What We Need is Real Equity in Our Schools

What We Need is Real Equity in Our Schools

By: State Rep. Francisco Paulino As a state representative, I am deeply dedicated to fighting for equity in my community. Equity is not just about treating everyone the same, but it is about addressing the systemic barriers and inequalities that prevent certain groups from having the same opportunities for success. The difference between equality and […]

My Plans for the 2023 Legislative Session ~ State Rep. Francisco Paulino

My Plans for the 2023 Legislative Session ~ State Rep. Francisco Paulino

By: State Rep. Francisco Paulino – 1-23 On January 4, 2023, I was sworn to serve as a State Representative for the District 16th Essex. For me the privilege to serve our community is a responsibility that I take very seriously. Last November and before the general elections I travelled to Washington DC to receive […]