Progressive Massachusetts is pleased to announce that it is endorsing Congressman Ed Markey for US Senate in the Democratic Primary. Congressman Markey received more than 97% of the votes cast by the organization’s members. This overwhelming support reflects, we believe, Congressman Markey’s leadership on issues that matter to our members – climate change, women’s rights and economic justice for working families.
“Congressman Markey will champion progressive policies in the Senate and will serve as true partner for Elizabeth Warren there,” said Deborah Shah, Executive Director. “Too much is at stake at this time – investment in our future, immigration reform, global warming and energy independence, gun control. We must have someone who will fight for our values and for the progressive solutions that are best for our nation and our Commonwealth.”
Several Progressive Massachusetts members, voting to support Congressman Markey, cited their reasons for doing so:
Ed Markey cut his teeth by fighting against the bosses on Beacon Hill. In Congress, when President Obama needed him, he was there fighting for health care, full equality for women, and tax fairness for the middle class. He’s been a leader in the fight to protect our families, our communities, and our planet from the threat of climate change. He’s the only person in this race who’s got a consistent record of standing up for Massachusetts. He’s true blue.
Ed Markey stands for economic justice, civil rights and liberties and global security and environmental protection — and has done so consistently. He has a solid record of advocacy on behalf of progressive ideals and values in the House. As a long standing member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), I have complete confidence that he will continue his leadership in promoting the CPC’s “Progressive Promise” and continue to fight for the values and needs of ALL, not just the privileged few.
More information about the contrast between Congressmen Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch — and resources to start organizing for Ed Markey — are at our Ed Markey campaign page.