Alex Pratt is a progressive advocate, organizer and strategist. He is a member the Democratic State Committee representing the Middlesex & Worcester District and previously served two terms on the Littleton School Committee. For the better part of a decade, Alex has immersed himself in public policy at the local, state, and federal level. He firmly believes in the power of progressive politics to help people in need and affect positive social change.
As a School Committee member from 2013 to 2017, Alex was a consistent voice for student health, smaller class sizes, a community-inclusive budgeting process and a well-rounded education. He was a vocal proponent of social and emotional learning, and successfully led the district in lowering kindergarten tuition for the first time, which was then the third-highest in the state at more than $4,000 per child. His advocacy contributed to Littleton adding increased mental health supports and new classroom teachers, helping to alleviate growing class sizes. Alex led his colleagues in opposing Question 2 on the 2016 ballot, and vocally criticized Betsy DeVos's appointment as Secretary of Education. Alex was instrumental in getting Littleton Public Schools' to proactively and publicly double-down on its commitment to transgender and gender non-conforming students in the wake of the Trump Administration's regressive changes.
Since his election to the Democratic State Committee in 2016, Alex has pushed to make the Massachusetts Democratic Party as effective as possible. He currently serves on the Party's Executive Committee and as co-chair of the Resolutions Subcommittee. In his first few months on the State Committee, he drafted and circulated a sign-on letter that was signed by twenty State Committee members calling on the Party leadership to end its conspicuous silence on Attorney General Healey's assault weapons decision. Hours later, the Party broke its silence and firmly stood behind the AG. Alex also served as a member of the 2017 Platform Committee and helped the Party adopt the most progressive platform in its history.
Alex’s work has been published in the Littleton Independent, the Lowell Sun, and the Boston Globe. He was quoted extensively by MTV News as a representative of the Start School Later National Advisory Board in a piece about the CDC’s recommendation that schools start at 8:30am or later. The founder of Transgender Student Rights, a nonprofit working to address the needs of transgender students and improve their educational outcomes, he also serves on The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)’s National Advisory Committee. He has been involved in more than two dozen campaigns and worked as an electoral consultant for MassEquality during the 2014 election cycle. Now 23, Alex works as a legislative aide in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.