We are Medford residents who envision a local inclusive government that is responsible to the needs of everyone who calls Medford home. We will work together to develop a detailed, aggressive local policy plan centered on working people, and will band together to support state-level legislation that enables us to make logical municipal decisions for a changing Medford.

Medford is no longer a quaint suburban town that gets to keep to itself; we are now a piece of the puzzle in Boston’s rapid growth and development. We want to live in a Medford that is collectively governed by and responsive to a community of people who truly call Medford home, not by the privileged few or by corporate interests.

We must come together to expand affordable housing, address climate change, support a safe community for all, support our public schools, expand access to public transportation, fight for a fair tax structure, and improve residents’ access to our local government through increased and more effective communication.

We can’t wait to meet you and work together to build a better Medford!

Becoming a Member

Anyone is welcome to attend our monthly meetings. We discuss our ongoing campaigns, decisions that our city government is facing, and share information on our projects (and share snacks!).

Childcare is generally available by request and we make every effort to hold our meetings in accessible locations.

To join the discussion and learn about our next meeting, join our mailing list and join our group on Facebook.

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Working Groups

Working groups meet each month to focus on a specific area.

Housing and PILOT. This group will build out an OR Medford housing strategy that includes the PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) campaign as one piece of this strategy.

Programming and Communication. This group plans OR Medford’s monthly general membership meetings and helps coordinate membership activities, as well as draft communications for a variety of purposes.

Electoral. This group manages OR Medford’s relationship to local, state, and federal elections – including endorsements, mobilizing for endorsed candidates, and developing community coalitions.

Transportation and Environment. This is an exploratory group to see what environmental and public transit issues OR Medford might want to get involved in.

Find out more about Working Groups