Ed Markey Campaign Joins College Democrats of Massachusetts #NoCopMoney Pledge
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
BOSTON — The Ed Markey for U.S. Senate Campaign today announced it has joined the College Democrats of Massachusetts (CDMA) #NoCopMoney pledge to reject any campaign contributions from police unions.
“I am proud today to sign onto the #NoCopMoney pledge,” said Ed Markey. “Right now, across Massachusetts and the country, we are seeing the combined power of an increasingly diverse group of elected and community leaders and a remarkable infrastructure of grassroots community organizing around justice. We are witnessing protestors taking to the streets calling for justice for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and countless others murdered by law enforcement. Police unions represent part of a system that needs fundamental change if our society is ever to see justice, which is why candidates and elected officials must reject police union money if they are serious about enacting reforms. This pledge could not come at a more important time, and we are proud to partner with the College Democrats of Massachusetts in its advocacy to confront racism and create real change.”
Signatories of the #NoCopMoney Pledge are required to reject campaign donations from police unions and to donate any past campaign contributions to community organizations.
Senator Markey recently introduced a Senate resolution with Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker to end Qualified Immunity. Qualified immunity is a judge-made doctrine that protects law enforcement officers from being sued in their personal capacity and being held personally liable for their excessive use of force or brutality.
The College Democrats of Massachusetts (CDMA) has 25 chapters, and 1,000 members, across Massachusetts at all of the major public and private colleges and universities. CDMA holds events with elected officials, advocates for progressive causes, lobbies for legislation supporting college students, and works on red to blue races throughout the state and the country.
Liz Vlock, Press Secretary