Next week the Republican National Committee is holding a meeting in Boston. Special guests include Newt Gingrich, Chris Christie and Chairman Reince Priebus. Please sign our letter welcoming them to our great Commonwealth and give them some tips for their stay!
We here at Team Spilka wanted to take a few minutes to introduce you to our great state. We thought we'd give you a few pointers to help you with your stay in our Commonwealth:
First, be sure to take deep breaths while you're here and soak up as much clean air as you can; we have some of the cleanest air in the country. In fact we are #1 in the country in clean energy.
For any gay, lesbian or transgender Americans traveling to the RNC meeting, we want you to be sure you know that discrimination is illegal. Also, if you meet that special someone, good news! We were the first state in the union to legalize same sex marriage!
Also, we can save you a few bucks at the airport when it comes to checking your bags. Don't bother packing your assault weapons; they're not allowed here. In fact we are in the top two states for lowest gun violence.
For any of the women attending the RNC meeting, if you need access to health care, or wish to go to a Planned Parenthood clinic for a cancer screening or contraception, you won't have to drive several hours to the other side of the state; you also won't be harassed on your way into a clinic.
We know that you all are obsessed with repealing the Affordable Care Act (doesn’t 40 votes seem a bit excessive even by your standards?). But we enacted the prototype right here in MA. And guess what? It’s great. Over 98% of our population is insured. Our health care premiums are down, insurance companies can’t discriminate on the basis of preexisting conditions. Young people are able to stay on their parents' plans.
You may even want to stay and look for work! Our state's economy is really taking off under our Democratic Governor Deval Patrick and our Democratic legislature. And if you would like to join a union, those are alive and well here, helping ensure a thriving middle class. We are also considered the Innovation State.
In fact you may want to move here so your kids can go to our terrific schools. MA has consistently been rated #1 in education.
So please enjoy our great state. Here's hoping some of our values stick.