Jim Marzilli

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Jim Marzilli


J. James Marzilli, Jr. was a member of the Massachusetts Senate representing the 4th Middlesex district. Marzilli is a former Massachusetts State representative and Boston Democratic Socialists of America chair.

Working Family Agenda

In 2000[1]Marzilla worked on the Working Family Agenda.

Boston DSA’s biggest ongoing project is the Working Family Agenda, a state-wide coalition effort to raise the minimum wage — which passed the State House with help from former Boston DSA Chair, State Representative Jim Marzilli.

DSA Conference delegate

In 1983 Jim Marzilli was a Boston, Massachusetts delegate to the Democratic Socialists of America conference in New York City, October 14-16, 1983[2]

DSA "Economic Insecurity" meeting

In 1995,Boston DSA heard DSA National Director Alan Charney at an August "retreat and radical Bar-B-Q" at the home of Democratic State Representative Jim Marzilli in Arlington. Charney worked with local leaders to develop a strategic plan for the local's work. . [3]

DSA electoral support

In 2000, DSA mobilized for the winning primary campaign of "long-time progressive activist Frank Smizik, a stunning upset which led to an unopposed November win. DSA also helped former Boston DSA chair Jim Marzilli win his primary, which meant a November victory".[4]

Working Family Agenda

In 2000 Boston DSA’s biggest ongoing project was the Working Family Agenda, a "state-wide coalition effort to raise the minimum wage — which passed the State House with help from former Boston DSA Chair, State Representative Jim Marzilli".[5]

DSA awards committee

Boston Democratic Socialists of America presents awards annually in memory of Eugene V. Debs, Norman Thomas, Julius Bernstein and Michael Harrington.

The Awards Committee in 2002 consisted of:

Barbara Ackerman, Doug Butler, Kathy Casavant, DSA Executive Board, Harris Gruman, Julie Johnson, Eleanor LeCain, Rep. Jim Marzilli, Judy Meredith, Marcia Peters, Ald. Denise Provost, Rep. Byron Rushing, Rep. Frank I. Smizik, Jim St. George[6]

DSA support in 2004

According to to the Boston Democratic Socialists of America newsletter, The Yankee Radical, November 2004, page 6, Boston DSA endorsed several State House of Representatives candidates in 2004. These included James Marzilli (Democrat) Incumbent, 23rd Middlesex House District.[7]

Representative Jim Marzilli is one of the strongest progressive voices in the Massachusetts Legislature, and a former leader and Chair of Boston DSA in the 80s. He has been a leader on environmental, election reform, education and countless other issues. Jim is facing opposition from Libertarian candidate Daniel Dunn.

Mass Alliance help

With "a little help from Mass Alliance", 17 year State Rep (and former Boston DSA Chair) Jim Marzilli won a four-way “Special Election” primary in November 2007, to fill a vacant State Senate seat in the 4th Middlesex District, then went on to defeat two other candidates in the December 11 final. Being the only primary candidate to oppose Governor Patrick’s casino plans cost marzilli some labor support, but his strong showing in Arlington pulled him through. "DSA sent out a postcard mailing to our members in the district pointing out some of his outstanding work in the legislature". [8]

Sexual assault charges

On 8 April 2008, Marzilli was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Arlington, Massachusetts.[9]

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