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Mass. Tech Leaders to Baker: Do More to Counter Trump’s Immigration Policies

Boston Business Journal, 2/22/17 A number of prominent players in Boston tech have co-signed an open letter urging Gov. Charlie Baker to do more to counter President Donald Trump‘s immigration policies, calling Trump’s recent executive order “bad for business, bad for science, bad for education, and bad for Massachusetts.” The Alliance for Business Leadership, a […]

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Biz Officials Urge Baker To Lead On Immigration Issues

State House News, 2/22/17 Business and tech industry leaders and civil liberties advocates are calling on Republican Gov. Charlie Baker to lead efforts to make sure Massachusetts remains a safe place for immigrants and refugees. In a letter to Baker released on Wednesday, 22 business leaders joined the ACLU of Massachusetts and The Alliance for […]

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ACLU, The Alliance, and Other Business Leaders Stand with Immigrants

Dear Governor Baker: As we await President Trump’s revised Executive Order on immigration, it is time to make sure that we do all we can to reinforce our rights at the state level. We, the undersigned leaders in science, health care, technology businesses, research organizations, and civil society groups urge your administration to lead efforts […]

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Alliance Board Member Talks Equal Pay Law

The Bloomberg Baystate Business Hour, 9/2/16 Bloomberg Boston Bureau Chief Tom Moroney and Radio News Anchor Anne Mostue are joined by top names from local business and finance to medicine and politics, along with Bloomberg reporters covering the latest stories in and around Boston. This week, Anne Mostue talks with Bloomberg Reporter Charlie Stein on […]

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Terrorism Only Works on Nations That Aren’t Ready for It

The Atlantic, 8/12/16 This is the fundamental question of the nearly 15 years since the terrorist attacks on 9/11: Is America any safer? It’s the most honest way to ask about U.S. homeland security, and what Steven Brill raises in his recent cover story for The Atlantic. It isn’t “are we safe”—a standard that is […]

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How our disaster relief system forces foolish decisions

Boston Globe 7/20/16 Despite deadlock in the federal government, local and state leaders are embracing creative policy options to mitigate the impact of a warmer earth. From state taxing policies that use the carrot-and-stick approach to promote better corporate and personal behavior to various local zoning laws that prohibit residential buildings in flood zones, this […]

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Get Money Out of Politics, Get Young People in

Roll Call, 4/4/16 By Alan D. Solomont Saturday marked the second anniversary of the Supreme Court’s McCutcheon v. FEC decision, which eliminated limits on aggregate campaign donations, the total amount an individual can donate to all candidates for federal office and national party committees. Once again equating campaign contributions to speech, the court held that the […]

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Growth Economy Leaders for Higher Standards: New Allies, Sharpened Focus & Enhanced Ability to Assist

by Jim Boyle, President, Alliance for Business Leadership, and CEO, Sustainability Roundtable Two weeks ago a select group of about three dozen Alliance Leaders made the trip to Washington DC with the message that “Growth Economy Leaders” (those regularly adding terrific jobs with a future in the U.S.) are committed to supporting higher standards in workforce development, a cleaner economy, and improving health […]

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Growth Economy Leaders for Higher Standards

In the first quarter of 2014, Alliance Leaders appeared in public forums and in Op-eds throughout Massachusetts and met repeatedly with top state and national policy-makers. Those policy-makers and experts are agreed: little can better help the cause of greater shared responsibility than business leaders publicly explaining the associated business benefit.   Select Alliance Leaders including David […]

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Senator Shaheen Briefs Alliance Leaders

A select group of Alliance leaders exchanged views last week with Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) concerning a wide variety of issues, including sexual assault in the military, women’s pay equity, patent trolling, and above all, the state of the U.S. Congress and how she gets things done in spite of it. In a gathering at the Cambridge […]

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Conservatives Line Up to Support Immigration Reform

A new push from conservative activists is keeping immigration reform alive in Washington. That’s the intriguing take-away from a meeting between Alliance leaders and Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum (NIF) last week. Alliance board member Jeff Bussgang coordinated the meeting which was hosted by Alliance chair Phil Edmundson. Many Alliance leaders […]

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Senator Markey Urges Alliance Leaders to Continue Public Involvement

Massachusetts has been the land of innovation and business growth since early days, Senator Ed Markey told the assembled business leaders and investors at the Alliance’s Fall CEO Summit.  From the whaling industry to biotech, the commonwealth has led the nation in technological advances which grow local businesses while improving the standard of living for […]

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Bussgang Calls for Immigration Reform, Entrepeneur Visas on WBUR

In today’s WBUR piece on US immigration policy – “Why Boston Startups Want Visas for Entrepreneurs” – Alliance leader Jeff Bussgang is quoted for his recent calls for reform. From the article: Losing Patience With U.S. Immigration In May, the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on immigrant entrepreneurs. One of the panelists was Boston […]

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Why The Decline in Corporate Statesmanship?

Why has the elite business lobby in the U.S. abdicated its former role in proposing bi-partisan solutions and regularly calling on big business to sacrifice near term gain for America’s strategic advantage?  Where are leadership groups like the post WWII Committee on Economic Development (CED) that was led by top CEOs who championed full employment, increased […]

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Innovation, Cooperation, Key to Meeting Challenges Outlined in 2013 SOTU

In last night’s State of the Union, President Obama laid out an ambitious agenda for his final term. Though not explicitly stated, it was clear to us that the common thread running throughout his speech, the very force necessary to drive the initiatives he championed, was innovation.    Time for New Ideas, Greater CooperationThe fiscal […]

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CIC Hosts State of Tech Agenda, with SOTU Viewing Party

Thanks to our friends in Cambridge who have invited Alliance leaders to attend their State of Tech Agenda event tomorrow night, Feb. 12. Read on for their description of this event, which includes a live viewing of the State of the Union, and click here to RSVP As Congress and the President, State Legislatures and […]

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Answering the Call: President Obama's Inaugural Address 2013

In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama outlined several priorities for his final term, including: immigration reform, equal pay, poll access, renewable energy, marriage equality and gun control. While everyone may not agree with each piece of this ambitious agenda, we at the Alliance urge all Americans to embrace the central theme of his […]

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