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With relational organizing at the heart of our approach, Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts works through networking and training to promote social justice, political reform, and progressive values throughout the Commonwealth. Since 2003, we have been committed to sustaining a network of progressive activists who support one another as well as progressive causes and candidates in Massachusetts.

We work online, in person, through working groups, and in partnerships with other organizations and coalitions, including MassAlliance, Raise Up Massachusetts and Mass Power Forward, among others.

2018 Endorsements

PDM is proud to announce that it has endorsed Jay Gonzalez for Governor, Quentin Palfrey for Lieutenant Governor, and Josh Zakim for Secretary of State. We have also endorsed Mary Ann Stewart  and Tommy Vitolo for State Representative in the 15th Middlesex and 15th Norfolk Districts, respectively.

For more information, see our Endorsements page.

Baker Dossier

It seems to be a foregone conclusion that Charles Duane Baker, Jr., will be reelected governor, that the Democratic challengers have no chance, and that wouldn’t be so bad for the Commonwealth. We reject all three assumptions. The Baker governorship is out-of-step with the needs and desires of most Massachusetts residents and his reelection would further damage the future of our state.

Click here or  here to learn why.


Help us to advance progressive issues and candidates at the local and state level.

  • Provide support by helping organize and contributing to progressive candidates and initiatives.
  • Participate in our working groups to promote progressive legislation.
  • Work on campaigns of endorsed candidates.
  • Attend events sponsored by PDM and allied organizations.
  • Respond to calls to actions.Working Groups.

Working Groups

A key part of PDM’s mission is fulfilled through working groups of members focusing on particular policy areas, including those on:

  • Protecting Vulnerable People
  • Energy and Environment
  • Public Education
  • Campaign Finance Reform

The working groups change over time to reflect issues facing the legislature and voters.
Learn more about the current working groups here.


A key function of PDM is to endorse and support progressive candidates in Democratic primaries.

Learn more about our process and recent endorsements here.