Thursday, October 28, 2021

Senator Rausch: Beacon Hill Update - Oct 28, 2021

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Senator Rausch State House Briefing  

Part 2, Chapter 10 (October 28, 2021)  

Dear friends,   

I hope your power is back and that you didn't blow away during the storm! October has been a busy month on Beacon Hill; my updates in this month's briefing include the new Senate redistricting map, COVID-19 school policies and booster shot availability, legislative updates, and a recap and preview of some district events.

It is with a great mix of emotions that I share that our district will change substantially in 2023. Under the Senate's redistricting map, engrossed earlier today, Wayland, Wellesley, Natick, North Attleboro, and Attleboro will all be departing our district, while Dover, Medfield, Bellingham, and Milford will be joining us, and Needham and Franklin will be unified.

Left: The Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex District (current district)
Right: The newly drawn Norfolk, Worcester, and Middlesex District

I am overwhelmed and humbled by the outpouring of responses to this news I've already received – sadness from those who I will no longer represent, joy from those in communities that will be unified in our district, and thrill from those in communities coming into the district. It has been, and remains, the highest honor of my career to represent the 12 municipalities of the Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex District. If I am fortunate enough to be re-elected, it will be my deep honor to represent the 11 towns in the newly drawn Norfolk, Worcester, and Middlesex District. 

Though I am sad to lose so many wonderful constituents and communities, I know this is not the end of our time together, because we have built a coalition. We are partners in this great work to advance our shared values through legislation and policy. And that partnership is not over because district lines moved around. We're in this push for progress together, and now we have an opportunity to grow our team and welcome more people into the fold. I look forward to getting to know the residents of Dover, Medfield, Bellingham, and Milford; if you have friends or family in those communities, please invite them to check out my website and say hello! 

For real-time updates, please follow me on Twitter and Facebook. If you are a constituent and need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me and my team via phone (617-722-1555) or email ( We are here to help. Our COVID-19 resources are still available on my website

I wish you and your loved ones strength, health, resilience, and joy.  

Yours in service,  

Senator Becca Rausch   

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​Friday, November 5, 10-11 AM
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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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