Boston City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George Endorses Ed Markey for United States Senate
Thursday, January 30, 2020
NEWTON — Continuing a string of major endorsements that began last week, Boston City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George today announced her endorsement of Ed Markey for re-election to the United States Senate.
“I’m proud to support Senator Markey because of his tireless advocacy for Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate,” said Essaibi-George. “From his bold leadership on climate change to his dedication to combating the opioid crisis, Senator Markey has a proven record of fighting for our values in Washington. Senator Markey has been a great partner in government and a true progressive, which is why I am proud to endorse his re-election campaign.”
Watch Councilor Essaibi-George’s endorsement video here.
As Chair of the Education Committee and a former Boston Public Schools teacher, Annissa has fought throughout her career to support the emotional, physical, and educational needs of Boston’s students. In her first term, she successfully urged the Boston Public Schools to take steps to ensure BPS seats are reserved for Boston residents.
“From day one, Boston City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George has been committed to making Boston a better place to live for every child and family,” said Senator Ed Markey. “As a first-generation American, former teacher, and business owner, she understands the challenges that her communities face and the work that must be done to make positive change in the face of those challenges. I am grateful for the work Annissa has done as a Boston City Councilor, and I am proud to have her endorsement in this race.”
Her endorsement announcement comes the day after 20 mayors from across the state, and after seven members of the City of Cambridge State House delegation endorsed Markey earlier this week. Last week, three major progressive groups endorsed Markey: Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Peace Action, and NRDC Action Fund.
In 2016, Annissa Essaibi-George helped establish the Committee on Homelessness, Mental Health, and Recovery. As Chair of the Committee, Essaibi-George fought to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for their role in the opioid crisis.
Recognizing the pressing issue of homelessness in the city of Boston, Annissa also successfully secured $1.2 million in funding to support students in Boston Public Schools experiencing homelessness.
Annissa Essaibi-George has served as Boston City Councilor At-Large since January 2016.
Senator Markey has served in the United States Senate since winning the special election in 2013 and has amassed a deep record on environmental, climate, gun safety, and consumer protection issues. His leadership has led to the expansion of opioid recovery and treatment services, strengthening online privacy laws, and historic investments in medical and health research. Raised in Malden, Ed Markey has always stood up for the priorities of Massachusetts.
Liz Vlock, Press Secretary