Indivisible Northampton Endorses Ed Markey for United States Senate
Friday, March 6, 2020
NEWTON – Indivisible Northampton, a grassroots group committed to activating voters and holding elected officials accountable to the values of equality, justice, compassion, and inclusion, today announced its endorsement of Ed Markey for re-election to the United States Senate.
“After taking a serious and thoughtful look at the values and records of each candidate, Indivisible Northampton’s members resoundingly voted to endorse Ed Markey for U.S. Senate,” said Beth Lev, co-leader of Indivisible Northampton. “Senator Markey shares our progressive values, has demonstrated his ability to create bold and meaningful policies as well as to get important and pragmatic legislation enacted. We look forward to working together, moving this country forward towards a more just, inclusive and stronger democracy.”
Following the 2016 election of President Donald Trump, activists across the country created thousands of local chapters of Indivisible, which are committed to opposing Trump’s far right and racist policies.
“I am grateful to have Indivisible Northampton’s support for my re-election,” said Senator Markey. “At a time when grassroots activism and organizing is more important than ever, Indivisible Northampton is committed to fighting for our shared progressive values. I look forward to continuing our work to implement an agenda that focuses on a more sustainable, just, and equitable world for all.”
The organization is the latest to endorse Ed Markey in his bid for re-election; others include Progressive Democrats of America, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice, the NRDC Action Fund, UNITE HERE Local 26, and Peace Action.
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 legislation to address the humanitarian crisis on the southern border, protect LGBTQ+ rights, and ensure that Donald Trump cannot launch a nuclear first strike without Congressional approval. Raised in Malden, Ed Markey has always stood up for the priorities of Massachusetts.
Liz Vlock, Press Secretary