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Matthew for Congress

New Bedford, MA | http://www.nickjmatthew.com
Joined in December 2019

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The Nick Matthew to Congress Committee resolutely believes that the divisions in our nation start in our homes. After teaching for more than ten years in Massachusetts, Nick discovered that the number one predictor of students' success wasn't their academic performance – it was whether they came from emotionally stable homes. Almost without fail, the students who came from unstable homes were significantly more likely to commit violence, abuse drugs, and face incarceration. This stress at home literally rewires children's brains, nudging them on a path where it is significantly harder to succeed in adulthood.

Nick strongly believes that home instability is *not* the fault of parents. It's the fault of a society that prevents parents from getting the financial support they need. Parents need thriving wages. Parents need universal healthcare. Parents need paid family leave and universal childcare. If we really want to close the racial, political, and economic divides in our country, that work starts by putting children and families first – not corporations.

When two of his students were shot and killed in Chelsea, MA in 2017 and 2019, Nick knew something needed to change. So, putting his nonprofit management and community organizing experience to work, Nick has chosen to serve his students in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the legislation they need to succeed.

The Nick Matthew to Congress Committee resolutely believes that the divisions in our nation start in our homes. After teaching for more than ten years in Massachusetts, Nick discovered that the number one predictor of students' success…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Civic Engagement
  • Family
  • Housing & Homelessness
  • Mental Health

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