Senator Markey Delivers Remarks, Earns Victory at Boston Wards 6 and 7 Democratic Caucus
Monday, February 24, 2020
BOSTON — This weekend, Senator Ed Markey saw strong support at caucuses across the state, earning a win at the Boston Ward 6 and 7 Democratic Caucus. The Senator welcomed over 40 local officials, supporters, and caucus-goers, speaking about his efforts on protecting our climate, fighting for common-sense gun safety, pushing for the goal to cure Alzheimer’s by 2025, and delivering needed funding for a range of key infrastructure projects in cities and towns across the state.
Senator Markey has received strong support across the state, from the Senator’s hometown of Malden, to West Roxbury, to Reading and Yarmouth—and beyond. Markey received strong support across the state last weekend in the first caucuses of the primary season, and this momentum is expected to continue over the next four weeks of the caucus process.
Recently, Senator Markey has secured the endorsements of several major national progressive organizations, including the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice, the NRDC Action Fund, and Peace Action. Markey has also been endorsed by 20 mayors from across the Commonwealth who plan to stand with the Senator as he seeks re-election this September. Additionally, in a significant labor union development, UNITE HERE Local 26 Hotel Workers recently announced its endorsement of Ed Markey–the same day the Senator stood with Local 26 airplane catering workers at a job action at Logan Airport.
Senator Markey has served in the United States Senate for the last six years and is widely regarded as the leading member of Congress on environmental issues. He has also led legislation to protect consumers and address the opioid epidemic, internet privacy concerns, and net neutrality.
Liz Vlock, Press Secretary