Press Release: 2019-06-18
ERIN G. BRADLEY NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MASSACHUSETTS WOMEN’S POLITICAL CAUCUS
BOSTON – Pamela Berman, President of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus
today announced the appointment of Erin G. Bradley as the organization's new Executive Director, effective
immediately. An experienced non-profit administrator, political activist, and public servant, Bradley has long
been an advocate for women and families. She most recently served as the Executive Director of the Somerville
Homeless Coalition and before that was the Executive Director of the Children’s League of Massachusetts.
"We are thrilled to welcome Erin to the MWPC team. Her leadership skills, proven strategic capabilities, and
understanding of the political system make her the ideal person to spearhead growth and outreach for the MWPC
as we continue to empower women’s leadership throughout Massachusetts,” said Berman. “Erin has shown an
ability to work collaboratively with varying and diverse sectors to effect positive change. We have no doubt she
will lead the MWPC boldly into its next chapter.”
The non-partisan MWPC, founded in 1971, has been at the forefront of recruiting and endorsing women for
political leadership and has worked collaboratively with the Legislature and other political organizations to build
support for advancing women. The MWPC is currently undergoing great expansion, reporting a record-breaking
number of winning women candidates endorsed by the organization last year with a similar trajectory anticipated
this election cycle.
"This is a critical time in our nation, energizing women to run for and helping get them elected to political office
across the Commonwealth is essential in the current political climate" said Bradley. "There continues to be a
powerful wave of women candidates for a variety of elected offices across the state, and I look forward to
widening the pipeline the MWPC has helped to create to ensure that a woman leader’s voice is heard at every
table where a political decision is being made in Massachusetts."
Bradley's experience in the legislative and non-profit sector began after her tenure as a photojournalist with the
Chicago Sun-Times and the Boston Herald that culminated with her front-line coverage of the September 11th
attacks in New York City. Shortly thereafter, she began working as a policy analyst for Senate President Karen
E. Spilka (D-Ashland) when the Senator chaired the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with
Disabilities. During her time with Spilka, Bradley was successful in opening original birth certificates for
adoptees, helping to overhaul Chapter 119, the state’s child welfare system and beginning her passionate seven year effort on reforming the Children in Need of Services (CHINS) statute which was signed into law in 2012.
Bradley continued her advocacy on behalf of children in this state by briefly working for the Children’s Mental
Health Campaign before being tapped to lead the Children’s League of Massachusetts where she became a vocal advocate for children in the care of the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Department of Mental
Health (DMH) and the Juvenile Justice System. During the 2013-2016 tragedies at DCF she lobbied the legislature
about the impact the recession-level funding had on DCF and successfully championed for budgetary increases,
worked with Governor Patrick’s Administration to ensure the reforms needed were implemented smoothly for
providers and that children impacted were not forgotten in the bureaucracy.
Bradley is an alumna of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy Program, at UMass Boston and
received her bachelor’s degree from Campbell University in North Carolina. A native of Agawam, she currently
resides in Milton, MA.
About the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus Political Action Committee:
The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus Political Action Committee (MWPC PAC) is a non-partisan
organization that recruits, trains and elects qualified women to achieve political parity by increasing the number
of pro-choice women elected and appointed to public office and public policy positions, as well as increasing
the involvement of women of all ages in the political process. Please visit www.mwpc.org/ to learn more.
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