Elections Blog

Occasioal updates and info on elections, candidates and endorsements from our member-run Elections & Endorsement Committee.

For full information on Endorsements, including archives of candidate questionnaires, see the elections section of the website.

Progressive Mass Endorses Maura Healey for Attorney General


Our sustaining members have voted to endorse Maura Healey for Attorney General.  Maura has the progressive record of leadership and the independence that we need in our next Attorney General - and has nearly 68% in our membership vote. Whether taking on big banks, defending access to women's health care, advancing civil rights, and marriage equality, Maura has shown what an engaged and progressive Attorney General can do. She will lead on criminal justice reform, protecting children, and reducing gun violence, with bold and new ideas for our state. We are proud to support her in this campaign.

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Governor's Endorsement

P1020159.JPGIf you're not excited about this governor's race,
you must not have met Don Berwick yet!

-Andrew “Gumby” Breton, Medford

We are a grassroots organization -- our members are central to our vision and our work, and that is why our members get to decide who we endorse. And it was overwhelming: We voted to endorse Don Berwick for governor.

He received over 70% of the vote, surpassing by far our 60% minimum threshhold. In a contest with four other candidates seeking endorsement, this is a remarkable achievement.

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The Rise of the Progressives

progressive_lightbulb.jpg“Less than three years after his stunning win, Brown lost to Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat who held herself out as a true progressive. Last year, Stan Rosenberg, liberal stalwart from Amherst, sewed up the Senate presidency well over a year in advance of its anticipated vacancy. Meanwhile, political observers have noted a striking fact about this year’s Democratic gubernatorial field: No one is a moderate.” -- Rise of the Progressives

Boston Globe columnist Tom Keane seems to know what matters to progressives throughout the Commonwealth: civil rights, income inequality, protecting the poor and the middle class, the state budget... in fact, it seems as though Keane has seen our Shared Prosperity Agenda!

Keane argues that Massachusetts election results will shift progressive, because progressives have “proven they can manage an economy while at the same time offer up positions on civil rights and the middle class that resonate with voters.”

He notes that when we talk about our values, we win; read the whole thing on the Boston Globe website.

But the column misses one important angle: how the progressive movement is succeeding.

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