Erin G. Bradley serves as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC). Erin works in collaboration with MWPC's Board and its PAC and Regional Committees and well as the many MWPC members to advance the mission of MWPC.
She previously served for seven years as the Executive Director of the Children’s League of Massachusetts (CLM) during which she was appointed a National Commissioner for the Child Welfare League of America's (CWLA) National Commission for Children's Public Policy and served as a Board Member on the Massachusetts Health Council and Rise Above. She was appointed by Governor Baker to the Task Force to Protect Massachusetts Children Against Sexual Abuse and the Children's Behavior Health Advisory Council. During her tenure at CLM, Erin helped secure the passage of the Children in Needs of Services (CHINS) reform in 2012 and worked closely with Governor Patrick’s administration around the multiple child tragedies at the Department of Children and Families by advocating for higher state funding levels and working towards improving the safety for all children in the state’s care and custody.
She also briefly served as the coordinator for the Children's Mental Health Campaign (CMHC) where she worked with over a hundred member organizations to advance CMHC’s public policy agenda. She also served as a policy analyst for Massachusetts State Senator Karen E. Spilka and was a past elected Board Member of the National Organization for Women (NOW) representing the seven states in the Northeast Region and was the former co-president of the Massachusetts Chapter of NOW. In her tenure with Senator Spilka, Erin worked to achieve several key legislative accomplishments including the Senate version of the Child Abuse, Neglect and Foster Care bill that was signed into law in 2008 which established the Office of the Child Advocate; opened original birth certificates for a majority of adopted persons in Massachusetts; corrected the definition of for-profit adoptions; established Baby Safe Havens throughout the state; and worked on multiple Federal Child Welfare Compliance Guidelines for the Commonwealth.
Prior to working in the public sector, Erin worked as a newspaper photojournalist. She was the assistant photo editor at the Chicago Sun-Times and covered the 9/11 terrorist attacks in NYC as a photographer for the Boston Herald. She received her Graduate Certificate from the Women in Politics and Public Policy Center at UMass Boston and received her undergraduate degree from Campbell University in North Carolina. She currently resides in Milton with her children Carolyn and Bobby; a rescue lab, Kennedy; and two cats, Jackie O and Shellie O.
Lainie Ferguson serves as the Associate Director for the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC). She manages a robust internship program and supports the Executive Director’s daily functions in collaboration with MWPC’s Board and its PAC and Regional Committees.
Lainie hails from Washington State, where she served as the Regional Campaign Director for the House Democratic Campaign Committee. In this role, she advised and supported a record number of women candidates running for office. She was proud to work with young women and working moms to identify roadblocks in the campaign system and create solutions. In 2018, Lainie helped to re-elect and grow the majority women caucus by 7 seats.
Prior to this, Lainie joined Manka Dhingra’s State Senate campaign in a nationally watched Special Election to determine party control of Washington’s Legislature. She managed over 70 interns responsible for executing the largest Get Out The Vote operation seen in a Washington legislative race. Senator Dhingra was elected in 2017 and made history as the first Sikh woman legislator in the United States.
Lainie is passionate about creating a strong foundation for women candidates and young professionals to achieve their leadership goals.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the University of Washington. She currently resides in Arlington.