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Democratic Senators Stand with Journalists

Looking to protect journalists from threats/attacks by members of law enforcement or others, Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has joined with other Democratic colleagues to introduce the Press Freedom Resolution, which praises their work in dangerous times, seeks government accountability for restrictions or attacks, and urges better protection for media.

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Sen. Ed Markey calls for further coronavirus monthly stimulus checks of up to $2,000 to be given to everyone until the pandemic ends

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey is calling for monthly stimulus checks to be given to anyone that earns under $120,000 per year to be continued through the coronavirus pandemic to aid people who are falling behind in rent and help those out of work.

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Bay State Lawmakers Cheer LGBTQ Worker Rights’ SCOTUS Ruling, But Demand Broader Legislation

“We have come a long way, but before today your employer could fire you because of your sexual orientation or gender identity,” Markey continued. “We still have far to go.”

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Demócratas apoyan una legislación de salud para las mujeres indocumentadas

Los otros seis senadores, todos demócratas, que ya han patrocinado la legislación son Richard Blumenthal, Kamala Harris Mazie Hirono, Ed Markey, Patty Murray, Jeff Merkele y Elizabeth Warren.

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Sen. Ed Markey Discusses His Campaign From Outside His Malden Home

Sen. Ed Markey, facing a primary challenge, explains why he thinks he stands apart from Rep. Joe Kennedy III.

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Sen. Markey tours Greenfield, secures mayor’s endorsement for re-election

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey visited Mayor Roxann Wedegartner and other community leaders Saturday afternoon to tour downtown Greenfield, talk about bringing federal resources to local efforts and to seal the mayor’s endorsement for his re-election this year.

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Sen. Markey calls for more hotel worker protections following mass layoffs

Sen. Ed Markey claims that The Four Seasons in Boston mistreated much of its now former employees by laying off nearly 200 workers last month, which equated to about half of the hotel’s staff. m

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Markey lets it rip in ‘Massachusetts family fight’

The incumbent senator derided Kennedy on Monday as a “progressive in name only” and called him out for working for a conservative Republican district attorney early in his career. Markey also slammed the four-term congressman for failing to lead on any number of issues, ranging from “Medicare for All” to climate change to the militarization of law enforcement.

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Bill Introduced To Make Safety Equipment Mandatory on Helicopters

Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sens. Kamala Harris, D- Calif), Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., are co-signers of the legislation.

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Demócratas piden restablecer oficina dedicada a pandemias

Los senadores demócratas Kirsten Gillibrand de Nueva York y Ed Markey de Massachusetts y otros cuatro colegas enviaron una carta a Trump en la que señalaron que el coronavirus había resaltado la importancia de contar con una agencia central en la Casa Blanca para establecer políticas y coordinar la respuesta del gobierno ante crisis sanitarias mundiales.

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Local leaders hold roundtable discussion on systemic racism within law enforcement

Senator Ed Markey was joined by black leaders from western Massachusetts to discuss how current policy has enabled police brutality.

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Mass. Delegation Pushes For Sweeping Law Enforcement Reforms

Sens. Warren and Ed Markey want any additional coronavirus-related relief packages to include resources for the Massachusetts clean energy industry and its workforce. “The industry and its workers need our help and support, which could take the form of clean energy tax benefits, energy efficiency programs, grid infrastructure funding, or other workforce support,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter to Senate leadership. They noted that the state has lost nearly 19,000 clean energy jobs since the start of the pandemic.

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Senate Dems urge White House to reinstate pandemic unit

Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Ed Markey of Massachusetts and four colleagues sent Trump a letter saying the coronavirus had highlighted the importance of having a central White House office to set policy and coordinate the government’s response to global health crises.

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Feels Like a Desecration’: Critics Denounce Racist Trump for Rally at Site of Tulsa Massacre on Juneteenth

Donald Trump is a racist, said Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.). “He has contempt for the history of Black Americans and the Black lives destroyed by white mobs at the Tulsa Massacre. We need to do more than defeat him, we need to root out the systemic racism in our country that enabled him to ever come to power.”

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Senators seek end to qualified immunity

In response to nationwide protests sparked by George Floyd’s murder, U.S. Sens. Ed Markey, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker have introduced a resolution abolishing qualified immunity, a legal doctrine that shields officers from certain lawsuits. Markey advocated for the resolution during a June 3 press conference and called for the end of centuries of police violence against communities of color.

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Lawmaker quizzes U.S. Attorney General Barr on protest surveillance

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) on Thursday urged Attorney General Bill Barr to provide an account of how surveillance technology has been deployed against Americans during protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in police custody.

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Markey to Amazon: Get Out of ‘Dangerous Surveillance’ Business

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), a long-time advocate for consumer privacy, says Amazon’s decision this week to suspend supplying facial recognition (branded “Rekognition”) tech to police is good as far as it goes, but suggests that is not nearly far enough, likening surveillance to the damaging government systems protesters are currently working to dismantle..

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US Senators Call Out NHTSA For Failure To Protect Americans From Risk Of Internet Connected Cars, Demand Answers, Says Consumer Watchdog

Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), members of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, today sent a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), calling out the agency’s “dangerously reactive approach to cybersecurity” in Internet connected cars.

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Members of Congress ask about Bedford VA staff’s role in spread of coronavirus among veterans

In a letter to VA leaders, Senators Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren and Representatives Seth Moulton and Lori Trahan said they are concerned that staffers who tested positive continued to work and had “unsafe encounters” with staff, patients, and emergency responders.

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Senator Markey Receives Major Endorsement from the American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Massachusetts last weeknd announced its endorsement of Ed Markey for re-election to the United States Senate.

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Greenfield mayor, other officials endorse Markey for Senate

Mayor Roxann Wedegartner and seven other city officials recently announced their endorsement of Ed Markey for re-election to the U.S. Senate.

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By chance, Ed Markey was standing in his driveway. ‘Welcome to the compound!’

“I love my street. I love my neighborhood. I love my neighbors,” he said, calling out a “How ya doing?” to one man walking a dog and to another who waved to him from across the narrow street.

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Members Of Congress Say Court Did Right By Tribe, But Battle Continues

“We are glad that the Court acknowledged the importance of the arguments we made in the bicameral, bipartisan amicus brief we filed with our colleagues opposing the U.S. Department of the Interior’s cruel actions,” Sen. Warren and Sen. Markey said.

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Sen. Markey Favors ‘Defund the Police’ Movement as Dem Candidates are Overwhelmingly Silent

Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) came out in favor of defunding law enforcement, in some capacities, during a debate on Monday night, as the fringe movement gains traction on the Left.

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Senator Questions How Clearview AI’s Facial Recognition Tech is Put to Use on Protesters

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., on Monday asked Clearview AI CEO Hoan Ton-That whether the facial recognition-focused startup was willing to prohibit law enforcement agencies and other users from applying its technology to monitor peaceful protestors.

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Democrats Markey, Kennedy spar in latest televised debate

Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and his Democratic primary challenger, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, sharpened their elbows as they faced off for a televised debate Monday evening.

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Senators Urge Paycheck Protection For Digital News Orgs In Letter Backed By WGA East & AFL-CIO’s Department For Professional Employees

The letter, similar to one signed last month by 26 House Democrats, was signed by Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), who are leading the effort in the Senate, and by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Ed Markey (D-MA), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Patty Murray (D-WA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR).

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Senators Renew Call On Trump Admin To Issue Health Rules For Air Travel

Senators Edward J. Markey and Richard Blumenthal, members of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, on Tuesday renewed their call for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), in coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to immediately issue nationwide rules to protect the health and safety of the flying public.

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Ed Markey rips Joe Kennedy as ‘progressive-in-name-only’ in heated debate

“It took Congressman Kennedy two years to sign on to Medicare for All,” he said. “That’s not progressive leadership.”

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Democratic Senators Present Cash Payments Bill For Unemployed During COVID-19

In US news and current events today, Senators Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Ed Markey and other Senate Democrats have unveiled their proposal for cash payments to those unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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