About jamie belsito

Jamie Belsito has been fighting for progressive policies on issues from women’s rights to increased educational opportunities to immigration reform and has been a consistent voice for the underrepresented her entire career. She has been a leader for Massachusetts’ 6th Congressional District and will continue working to ensure that our families and communities are once again prioritized.

Here is her story.

Jamie

2016

Bringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act

Working with U.S. Representative Katherine Clark, I gathered over 100+ co-sponsors in a Republican-led House to get this bill passed. Part of the 21st Century Cures Act, this bill provided funding to advance postpartum screenings across the nation.

2017

Working with Senator Warren

Working with Senator Warren

I had the honor of working with Senator Warren to advance maternal healthcare.

 

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2018

In 2018, my alma mater, Salem State University, appointed me its Trustee.

In 2018, my alma mater, Salem State University, appointed me its Trustee.

I couldn’t be prouder of this school, or more amazed by our students. We deal with homelessness, food insecurity, lack of funding. And still we turn out incredible scholars, leaders, and advocates.

2018

Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2018

Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2018

I worked on this bill with my friend, Charles Johnson IV. His wife Kira died after giving birth at Mt. Sinai in Los Angeles. He and I share a commitment to preventing the disproportionately high number of maternal deaths among our minority populations in this country.

2019

Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance, Executive Director

Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance, Executive Director

In 2019, I founded the Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance, which is the only national organization of its kind.

 

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2019

I decided to run for Congress.

I decided to run for Congress.

I had the skills, the experience, the know-how and the drive to do the job. And I was tired of being told that issues I fight for were not a priority.

2020

I love this place.

I love this place.

Over the past year, I’ve spent time in all 38 towns and cities in the district, from Saugus to Salisbury, Rockport to Tewskbury. I love this place. I know its needs. I have a track record in delivering legislative successes that address those needs. And I know, from experience, what economic challenges we are going to face in the coming years.

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