Alyssa Rayman-Read

Vice President and Director, CLF Massachusetts CLF Massachusetts @RaymanRead

Alyssa Rayman-Read is the Vice President and Director of CLF Massachusetts.

Alyssa has focused her career on reducing inequalities that undermine working families, and on protecting and enhancing the rights of vulnerable populations. Prior to joining CLF, Rayman-Read was Assistant General Counsel and Director of Labor Engagement at Northeastern University, advising the university’s senior executive team on labor relations, strategic communications, and organizational development. She also investigated and prosecuted unfair labor practice complaints across New England at the National Labor Relations Board. Alyssa is a frequent speaker, educator, and advocate on gender and sexuality rights, and serves as Commissioner on the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth.

Alyssa has a J.D. from Georgetown University Law School, an MA from Union Theological Seminary where she received the Charles A. Briggs Award for “Courage, Conscious, and Commitment,” and her BA with honors from Swarthmore College. Following law school, Alyssa clerked for federal judge Francisco A. Besosa in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Before embarking on her legal career, Alyssa was a policy journalist, editor, and writer translating complex legal and legislative concepts to diverse audiences.

Recent Posts

Massachusetts Still Needs a Roadmap to Beat Climate Change
On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the Baker administration announced that Massachusetts will make reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 legally binding under the state’s Global Warming Solutions Act. This important step towards slashing the Commonwealth’s climate-damaging emissions shows that we cannot delay taking action on climate. However, the state’s landmark climate law still needs…
A Roadmap for Combatting Climate Change
This post was co-written by Alyssa Rayman-Read, Vice President and Director of CLF Massachusetts, and Joan Meschino, state representative for the Third Plymouth District and lead sponsor of the 2050 Roadmap Bill. It originally appeared in Commonwealth. Living on the Massachusetts coastline means we both get a front-row seat to some of the most dramatic…
Merrimack Gas Explosions: A Tragic Byproduct of Natural Gas
UPDATE: It’s the one-year anniversary of the Merrimack Valley gas explosion, and communities are still recovering from the disaster. It’s a stark reminder that we need to prioritize the health and safety of our communities, which means getting off dirty gas. Our aging gas infrastructure is expensive, leaky, and dangerous. We have cleaner, safer alternatives…
State Approval of Landfill Expansion is Illegal
In May, CLF argued our case against a polluting ash landfill in court, asking a judge to halt the site’s expansion until the local community’s concerns about its environmental and health impacts have been heard. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has already granted Wheelabrator a permit for the massive expansion of its Saugus…
Tailpipe Pollution is Harming Our Children’s Health
Seeing vehicles parked by the curb with their engines running is a pretty common sight for most of us. It’s especially common in cities and densely populated neighborhoods, where cars, SUVs, school buses, and garbage and delivery trucks idle at all hours of the day. But what we often don’t realize is that the tailpipe…


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