FIGHTING FOR THE WORKING CLASS
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.Meet Ed⟶
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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.ED’S PRIORITIES⟶
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.Read More⟶
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.Read More⟶
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.Read More⟶
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.Read More⟶
Ed has spent his political career working to address the health, environmental, economic and housing justice issues that disproportionately affect communities of color.Read More⟶
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.Read More⟶
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.Read More⟶
Ed Markey has a long and effective record protecting Puerto Ricans on the island and in Massachusetts.Read More⟶
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.Read More⟶
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.Read More⟶
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.Read More⟶
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.Read More⟶
Ed has fought throughout his career to break down barriers to equal opportunity for all persons with disability.Read More⟶
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.Read More⟶
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.Read More⟶