By: Meredith Segal

AS DEMOCRATS NATIONALLY unite behind our nominee in Philadelphia next week, Massachusetts Democrats have the opportunity to unite behind a ballot initiative that would provide more high quality schools, especially for children in communities plagued by low academic performance.

My story demonstrates the challenges of bringing together the disparate parts of the Democratic Party.

In 2006, as a junior in college, I founded Students for Barack Obama to draft then-Sen. Obama into the 2008 presidential election. I went on to serve as national co-chair of Obama for America. In January 2016, again captivated by a candidate, I joined the Bernie Sanders campaign.

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