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

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…
Bills to Watch as Massachusetts Kicks off Legislative Session
As Massachusetts legislators return to Beacon Hill for another two-year lawmaking session, many are grappling with how to protect their districts from perhaps the greatest problem facing our generation: climate change. A report recently released by an international panel of scientists of warned that avoiding the worst effects of climate change worldwide will require nothing…
From Coal Plant to Clean Energy Center: The Evolution of Brayton Point
It wasn’t long ago that Brayton Point Station in Somerset, Massachusetts, was the largest coal plant in New England. For 50 years, the plant spewed pollution into the air and water of the South Shore. But after extensive advocacy by CLF and its partners, Brayton Point emitted its last dirty breath in 2017. Now, the…
Merrimack Gas Explosions: A Tragic Byproduct of Natural Gas
On the evening of September 13, I was with CLF’s Massachusetts Advisory Board and our community partners in Lawrence. We met in a beautifully restored mill building (Duck Mill at Union Crossing) to celebrate what we have accomplished in the Lawrence community, together with the City of Lawrence and two local non-profit organizations: Groundwork Lawrence…
The Massachusetts Legislative Session: An Anticlimactic Finish
Last week on July 31, at 1:12 a.m., the gavel fell in Massachusetts, closing the door on the Legislative Session amidst a frenzy of last-minute negotiations and deal-making. With the clock ticking, the last few weeks of the two-year session are when our elected officials make some of the most significant legislative decisions. Now we…

 

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