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