Jennifer Atkins

Nurse ✯ Attorney ✯ Advocate ✯ Mom

Working for you!

Joyfully, as a high school nurse, an advocate for climate protection and green initiatives, acceptance and inclusion for all, and a fiercely progressive Democrat!

Photo is me at the top of Day Mountain in Acadia National Park, ME. Gorgeous bike trail, beautiful place. August 2018.

Dave and I are founding members of the Charles River Green Coalition and are working with some incredible people to bring this Town Hall to Dedham. Email me if you want to know more and would like to get involved in future endeavors - the Coalition intends to continue our work past this event.

** The Town Hall was an inspirational event - Follow up meeting 6/26 at Westwood Public Library - 660 High Street.**

This event was recorded by Dedham TV. Click HERE to watch!


Angry Women protest #AbortionBans in Needham Center!

Yep, I was there too! Feeling more outraged than angry. Outrageous! But inspired by the women who shared their experiences and feelings this day. To think this is happening 30 years after my mom and I rode a bus to DC to protest challenges to Roe and protect our rights to make decisions about our OWN bodies! And thank you to Representative Denise Garlick for attending this protest and for her support of H.3220!

May 21, 2019

Atkins family in DC

Jen and Dave Atkins with Jason, Marshall and Shay in front of the U.S. Capitol

April 2019

Jen and Dave outside Sen. Edward Markey's office. Nice flags! :-)

Chair, WDTC

Westwood Democratic Town Committee

Caucus and General Meeting, June 1 @10a, Westwood Public Library, Community Meeting Room

Matt Connolly from Swing Left Greater Boston will speak

Members and visitors may stay after to participate in a letter writing campaign.

Summer social event planning is underway!

Next General Meeting, Saturday, September 28 @ 10a, Westwood Public Library Community Meeting Room (tentative)



email me at to receive meeting notifcations

Faculty advisor to SAGA: Sexuality and Gender Acceptance club (this is our table set up for the school activities fair)

Holding signs in Dedham Square to protect and preserve the rights of transgender people in Massachusetts. The ballot measure to take away protections (a No vote) was overwhelming rejected by Massachusetts voters with a YES on 3! (I'm in the back!)

Re-elect Atkins to Planning Board!

This is my super cutie Marshall who was roped into sign holding for his dad because his elementary school is our polling place! Doesn't he look happy?

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Family Diversity Projects exhibits promote cultural diversity, tolerance, understanding and defeat marginalizing stereotypes of people who immigrate to the United States. I was thrilled to find this amazing exhibit, "Building Bridges", obtain grant funding from the Dedham Education Foundation, and promote (within the school system) this display to all of the students and faculty at the middle and high schools in Dedham.

Jen, Marshall and Shay enjoying the day at Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and Reflecting Pond, Washington, DC.