COURTESY OF THE TAMISHA L. CIVIL CAMPAIGN
Tamisha L. Civil is running for state representative for the 6th Norfolk District, which includes Avon, Canton and Stoughton.
Civil, who lives with her husband and son in Stoughton, has been a lifelong advocate for progressive social change and believes in the voice and power of the people coming together.
Civil has been working for the Massachusetts Criminal Justice system for the last eight years, qualified by a Master’s degree from Northeastern University in criminal justice and leadership. She has worked for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office as a victim witness advocate in Suffolk Superior Court, Tamisha currently serving as an associate probation officer with the Massachusetts Probation Services.
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Recently, she took a position as a legal advocate for Finex House Domestic Violence Shelter to help women and children impacted by domestic violence.
For the past four years, Civil has hosted “Voice of Reason Boston,” a radio broadcast that focuses on socioeconomic issues. The broadcast provides a platform for community leaders and organizations in the greater Boston area to spread awareness and advocate for resources.
Currently, Civil serves as a commissioner for the Eastern Regional Commission on the Status of Women, a member of the Parent Council Committee at Joseph R. Dawe, Jr. Elementary School, a committee member for the Diversity and Inclusion for the Massachusetts Trial Court, a member of the Stoughton’s Energy & Sustainability Committee, and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She also serves as a board member of the Boston Chapter of Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children and Canton Residents for Sustainable Equitable Future (CR4SEF). She had the opportunity to be a Stoughton Girl Scout Troop Leader and a fellow for the organization Policy for Progress.
Civil, who previously ran against incumbent William Galvin, of Canton, for state rep, said she has seen first-hand how the people of the 6th Norfolk District face the terrible effects of a sliding scale of equitable education, climate change, lack of healthcare for all, and the need for equitable opportunities for our most vulnerable segments of society.
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As a Democrat, she said she will fight for early childhood program standards for 3- and 4-year-olds and high-quality early education, and ensure that care is available to all working families. With COVID-19 and specifically the Omicron variant on the rise, Civil supports creating a single-payer health insurance system in Massachusetts that promotes access and low-cost care.
To combat climate change, Civil supports energy efficiency and clean energy development, keeping more energy dollars local and helping communities shift to a sustainable green economy with low carbon emission. Civil believes a calculated and efficient economic transition that centers equity and creates unionized, good-paying, clean energy jobs is the best solution to the environmental disaster that plagues our present and future.
Functional transportation has been among the biggest issues in the district and Civil pledges to invest in modern public transportation projects, vote against fare increases, and infrastructure spending to modernize and strengthen the roads and bridges that have been sorely forgotten.