THE WEEK IN REVIEW: ANOTHER BIG WEEK FOR TEAM MARKEY IN THE RACE FOR U.S. SENATE
Mike and Kitty Dukakis, Seven Members of Cambridge State House Delegation, 20 Mayors, and Boston City Councilor All Endorse Markey
Friday, January 31, 2020
NEWTON – For the second week in a row, the Ed Markey for U.S. Senate campaign has received several high-profile endorsements, this week from a range of elected officials who have worked closely with Ed and know his work for the state and their cities. Each of the endorsers has pledged to work alongside the Markey organizing team to reach out directly to voters and provide information on how the Senator has delivered for the state.
All in this past week:
Leading off the week, seven members of the Massachusetts legislative delegation from Cambridge endorsed Markey. The Senator spoke at the Cambridge Democratic City Committee meeting on Sunday evening.
“A person of indefatigable energy and limitless imagination, Senator Ed Markey continues to deliver for our communities here in Cambridge,” State Representative David Rogers, who represents Cambridge, said. “From his partnership on community development and infrastructure projects, to his leadership on the Green New Deal, Senator Markey is constantly innovating and pushing new boundaries. We need to keep him on the job.”
On Tuesday, former Massachusetts Governor Mike Dukakis and author Kitty Dukakis endorsed the Senator, in a video, saying, “This Green New Deal movement is not only so important to the future of the planet, but it has encouraged thousands and thousands and thousands of young people to get into this. And he is largely responsible for that. I’m very proud of him for that. But he is also somebody who cares very deeply about this state and what it is and who its people are. It’s down at the grassroots where change takes place and so we hope that folks that share our feelings about this election and about Ed in particular, will get deeply and actively involved. We’re here to tell you it does make a difference.”
On Wednesday, 20 mayors from all across the state announced their strong support in a letter, saying, “Over the last six years, Senator Markey has taken the time to get to know our communities on a deeply personal level, never missing an opportunity to listen to our residents’ stories on the ground. He has heard our unique and specific needs, and has continually gone out and delivered for our families.”
The mayors include:
Mayor Paul Heroux – Attleboro
Mayor Marty Walsh – Boston
Mayor Robert Sullivan – Brockton
Mayor Nicole LaChapelle – Easthampton
Mayor Stephen DiNatale – Fitchburg
Mayor James Fiorentini – Haverhill
Mayor Dan Rivera – Lawrence
Mayor Tom McGee – Lynn
Mayor Gary Christenson – Malden
Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn – Medford
Mayor Paul Brodeur – Melrose
Mayor Donna Holaday – Newburyport
Mayor David Narkewicz – Northampton
Mayor Tom Bernard – North Adams
Mayor Linda Tyer – Pittsfield
Mayor Tom Koch – Quincy
Mayor Brian Arrigo – Revere
Mayor Joe Curtatone – Somerville
Mayor Scott Galvin – Woburn
Mayor Joseph Petty – Worcester
Closing out the week yesterday, Boston City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George announced her endorsement for the Senator’s re-election to the Senate in a video.
“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,” Essaibi-George said. “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.”
These announcements follow last week’s endorsements from three major progressive, national activist organizations – the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the NRDC Action Fund, and Peace Action.
Since being elected to the United States Senate, Senator Markey has worked hard to fight for the future of the planet, for the well-being of cities across Massachusetts, and for the opioid epidemic. These major endorsements speak to his proven goal to stick up for the needs of Massachusetts.
Liz Vlock, Press Secretary