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Experience that shapes his values

Throughout his career, Ed has refused to compromise his progressive values in his fight to build a Commonwealth and country that are fair, just, and equitable for all. He has never been afraid to disrupt the status quo, and since he was first elected to the United States Senate in 2013, Ed has been leading and delivering on the issues that matter the most to the people of Massachusetts.

Ed grew up in a blue-collar neighborhood in Malden. As the son of a union leader, Ed learned his progressive values at his kitchen table–the same table where his mother would pay the bills and calculate how long the heat could be kept on during cold winter nights. It was his working-class upbringing that taught Ed the value of hard work and inspired him to spend his life seeking to provide the same opportunities he had, for every child, no matter their race, socioeconomic background, or zip code.

After graduating from Malden Catholic High School, Ed attended Boston College as a commuter student. He paid his way through Boston College by driving an ice cream truck, before enrolling in Boston College Law School four years later.

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Issues that move our country forward

Ed has listened to the voices and stories of people across our Commonwealth. His legislative agenda is shaped around the experiences and aspirations of our communities right here in Massachusetts.

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  • Energy & the Environment

    Here in Massachusetts, we are seeing the effects of climate change every single day. From rising sea levels that threaten our coastal communities to severe winter storms, our climate crisis is taking its toll today. Ed is paving the way for climate solutions because he knows that action can no longer wait.

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  • Health Care

    Ed believes health care is a right, not a privilege, and that a strong health care system is the foundation for a robust economy. He is a fierce advocate for funding for medical research and guaranteeing every American affordable, quality care and services.

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  • Jobs, Economy, Infrastructure

    By harnessing the energy and talent of entrepreneurs, educators, scientists, and workers all across the country, Ed believes we can continue to create jobs and promote economic growth. He is a firm believer that strong competition, coupled with a level-playing field, fosters economic prosperity.

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  • Immigration

    Ed holds the unshakable belief that no matter the country or circumstances that you come from, anyone should be able to achieve the American Dream. Ed fights for an immigration system that reflects our nation’s values and protects our Dreamers, while creating a pathway to citizenship that is good for our economy and national security.

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  • Racial Justice

    Ed has spent his political career working to address the health, environmental, economic and housing justice issues that disproportionately affect communities of color.

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  • National Security & Foreign Relations

    Over the last four years, Donald Trump has diminished our country’s position as a world power and strained our allied relationships. Ed is working every day to combat the damage that our president has done and rebuild our reputation with foreign nations – Ed believes that security through diplomacy will best strengthen the foundation for American leadership abroad.

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  • Gun Safety

    Our gun violence epidemic has gone too far. Too many lives have been lost and it’s time for our elected leaders to step up and take action.

    Senator Markey is committed to ensuring the safety and security of our family, friends, and neighbors in Massachusetts, advocating for common sense gun legislation to prevent violence in our communities.

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  • Puerto Rico

    Ed Markey has a long and effective record protecting Puerto Ricans on the island and in Massachusetts.

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  • Fighting the Opioid Crisis

    Incarceration is not the solution when someone is experiencing substance use disorder. Ed knows we must prioritize treatment, community support, and education in order to begin to solve our opioid crisis.

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  • Gender Equality

    In the Trump administration, women’s rights are under attack. From sexual assault, to attacks on Planned Parenthood, to unequal pay, it’s more important now than ever to fight for gender equality. Ed realizes that fighting for women’s rights means fighting for health, for equality, and for dignity.

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  • LGBTQ+ Equality

    No one should face discrimination based on who they are. Throughout his career, Ed has actively fought for marriage equality and to end discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community.

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  • Technology, Telecommunications & Privacy

    For nearly four decades, Ed has been a national leader on telecommunications and technology policy, passing legislation that helped lay the foundation for the digital revolution. Now, Ed is leading the charge to save net neutrality and ensure free internet access for all.

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  • Disability Rights

    Ed has fought throughout his career to break down barriers to equal opportunity for all persons with disability.

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  • Education

    As the first in his family to go to college, Ed knows that our education system is what makes our country strong. That is why he has fought in the Senate to give our children the best possible opportunities to succeed.

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  • Criminal Justice Reform

    With nearly 7 million people in this nation incarcerated, on probation, or on parole, Ed strongly believes we must systematically transform our criminal justice system.

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“Vote for hope and vote for a brighter future.”

Edward J. Markey


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