Stem Cell Research:

The state government should allocate significant financial resources towards stem cell research, training, and related research programs in order to facilitate the development of treatment for diseases including Alzheimer's, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and heart disease and to stimulate the creation of new biotech initiatives and new jobs."

The state of California's Proposition 71 was consulted in the drafting of this amendment.

If approved, this amendment should be added to the Massachusetts Democratic Platform section titled "PART III: HEALTH CARE, ACCESS & CHOICE" and mentioned in the Platform section "PART IV: ECONOMIC GROWTH, JOBS & SECURITY."

Justin Klekota, delegate, Somerville Ward 6