Incumbent challenged by Rep. Kennedy, Liss-Riordan
STURBRIDGE — The Ed Markey for Senate campaign has completed a statewide, jam-packed tour of 25 cities and towns in 12 days, visiting thousands of residents — from Gloucester, to Pittsfield, to Randolph, to Sturbridge. The campaign has also now hired 21 local, full-time organizers representing every corner of the state, who will be guiding voters on how they can support Markey.
In the first couple weeks of January, Markey visited several communities throughout the Commonwealth to discuss his efforts to combat the climate crisis and end gun violence, as well as his efforts to support economic development and strengthen infrastructure in Gloucester, Somerville, Northampton, Easthampton, Worcester, Medford, Wellesley, Fall River, New Bedford, Brockton, Randolph, Malden, Andover, Acton, Concord, Haverhill, Revere, Roxbury, Hopkinton, Douglas, Sturbridge, Williamsburg, Springfield, Pittsfield, and Lenox.
“The campaign has been overwhelmed with messages of endorsement and support from all across the state so the 25-stop tour allowed Ed Markey to meet with voters and listen to their ideas and concerns. We also took time to enlist the army of local supporters for their help in organizing the state for our voter education efforts. When voters hear about all that Ed has delivered for the state, they choose Ed,” said John Walsh, Senior Campaign Director and a proven grassroots specialist.
“I am sticking with Ed Markey because he knows Springfield,” said State Representative Bud Williams, who met with Markey during his stop in Springfield on Saturday. “He has taken the time to come and learn about the issues directly impacting our residents, and he has taken action. Ed has secured funding for our much-needed infrastructure improvements, increased support for housing, and worked to create economic opportunity for all. Ed Markey is more than a colleague, he has become a personal friend to myself and Springfield, and I am proud to be sticking with him in 2020.”
“I’m sticking with Ed because as a DACA recipient and longtime activist for environmental justice, I know Senator Markey understands how climate change is connected to immigration and other humanitarian crises that are affecting people in Massachusetts and all over the world,” said Seven Flores, a Boston resident. “In these times, we need Senator Markey to continue fighting in the Senate for our futures.”