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  • NECN.com: Sen. Markey Addresses Opioid Addiction

    Massachusetts’ U.S. Senator Ed Markey says the heroin and prescription drug epidemic needs to start receiving the same funding and the same public debate as other deadly diseases. “It is absolutely imperative for our country to deal with this issue. We need to put together a comprehensive plan. There’s no silver bullet. It begins with […] More »

  • Workers, Business Owners, Community Leaders Rally for Earned Sick Time

    Raise Up Massachusetts Submits Over 25,000 Signatures to Secretary of State to put Earned Sick Time on Ballot BOSTON – Dozens of workers, business owners, community leaders and grassroots supporters rallied today on the State House steps to kick off the next phase of the campaign to win earned sick time for all workers in […] More »

  • Petition: Cut carbon emissions

    When President Obama unveiled his plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants by 30%, he had a simple request for us Democrats: “Please go on offense.” As someone who’s always fought to prevent climate change, all I can say is, let’s get to work. This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. Show […] More »

  • Happy Father’s Day

    This summer marks 14 years since the passing of my father. He grew up in the shadow of the mills in Lawrence, graduated from Lawrence Vocational High School, and got a job with the Hood milk company. He worked for Hood for 30 years, hauling milk up and down three flights of stairs. It didn’t […] More »

  • Markey Rallies Massachusetts Democratic Convention: “Rise Up and Defend Democracy”

    Friday, June 13, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: (510) 409-7516, (617) 286-4147, press@edmarkey.org Accepts nomination to continue serving in U.S. Senate WATCH THE VIDEO Worcester, Massachusetts – Pledging to work every day to make the American dream a possibility for all people of Massachusetts, Senator Ed Markey tonight accepted the Democratic nomination for the United States […] More »

  • Petition: Defend Net Neutrality

    When I was working on the Telecommunications Act of 1996, my colleagues and I made sure to put rules in place that would lay the foundation for new tech companies to develop on a level playing field. We aimed to create an environment that would encourage competition and innovation. Today, companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter […] More »

  • Petition: The Real WMDs

    Every time we hear the term “weapons of mass destruction,” we associate it with weapons that originate from outside our borders. But let me tell you — guns on our streets are the real weapons of mass destruction. Gun violence is responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans every year. Thirty people […] More »

  • Petition: Get these guns off our streets

    Every day, people across this country wake up to headlines about an innocent life that has been lost due to gun violence — violence that could have been prevented. These daily tragedies are far, far too common. Guns are terrorizing our communities, ripping apart families, on a daily basis. And yet, because they have a […] More »

  • Petition: This Earth Day, take action on climate change

    Today is the 44th annual Earth Day — a day when we take time to acknowledge all the work we’ve done to leave the planet in a better condition than we inherited it, and remember how much work we have to do. Our planet has a fever. A recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on […] More »

  • BOSTON HERALD: Judge: GM doesn’t have to ‘park’ recalled cars

    A federal judge yesterday denied a move to force General Motors to immediately pull 2.6 million recalled cars off the road as U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey slammed the company for failing to voluntarily issue a “park it now” emergency alert for the vehicles with faulty ignition switches linked to fatal crashes. “GM’s culture appears […] More »