Our Revolution National Endorses Ed Markey for U.S. Senate
Support Marks Latest Endorsement from Major Progressive Group
Monday, June 29, 2020
BOSTON — Our Revolution today announced its endorsement of Ed Markey for re-election to the United States Senate. The national endorsement comes days after Our Revolution Massachusetts’ (ORMA) overwhelmingly endorsed Senator Markey.
“Senator Markey is a bold, progressive champion in office. You don’t always need to elect a new Democrat. We have some great Democrats who are currently serving our nation. And one of them is Ed Markey,” said Our Revolution Organizer Hal Ginsberg.
The organization’s endorsement follows the recent announcements of support for Ed Markey from several major groups, including the American Federation of Teachers, the American Postal Workers Local #4553, and progressive groups, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice, the NRDC Action Fund, the Jamacia Plain Progressives, and UNITE Here Local 26 labor union workers.
“I am honored to have earned the endorsement of Our Revolution, an organization that is fighting for our country’s future,” said Ed Markey. “The 2020 election will be decided by grassroots organizers who advocate for Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, and the cancellation of student debt. The effectiveness of these grassroots movements is a direct result of the overwhelming response to the progressive values that are at the core of Our Revolution. Their support will make an important impact in this race.”
Our Revolution seeks to make the United States’ political and economic systems truly democratic and responsive to the needs of all Americans, not just the wealthy and powerful. Our Revolution promotes informed and active citizen participation in local, regional, and national political processes and works to improve public understanding of major policy issues, with particular focus on five priorities: Climate Change and a Green New Deal, Medicare for All, Ending Citizens United, Affordable Housing, and Voting Reform.
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. He co-authored the Green New Deal, and 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.
According to the group, Our Revolution members are on the frontlines of change, with a real voice in the r organization’s endorsements and issues. The group has hundreds of thousands of members organized into 600 groups across the nation that come together to create local political powerhouses. Our Revolution’s strength is sustained by a massive grassroots base of small dollar donors. In 2019, more than 100,000 people contributed to its movement, with the average gift of $17.35.
Liz Vlock, Press Secretary