Boston Ward 1 Democratic Committee, covering East Boston, voted to endorse Senator Ed Markey for re-election to the United States Senate. The endorsement comes in the final three weeks of voting in the U.S. Senate Primary.
“East Boston is a working-class community on the front lines of multiple crises, particularly environmental and immigrant justice, where Ed Markey has been a champion for decades. I think that was reflected in the votes of our members, who were elected by overwhelming majorities of East Boston voters earlier this year,” said representatives from the Ward 1 Democratic Committee.
“I am energized and honored by this endorsement from Boston’s Ward 1 Democratic Committee,” said Senator Ed Markey. “Together we can pass big, bold, progressive legislation that addresses the challenges front line communities are facing, here in East Boston and across the Commonwealth. Whether that’s free and improved transportation access, increased investment in affordable housing, or passing a Green New Deal, the working people of Massachusetts deserve a senator who understands their struggles and will fight to end them.”
The announcement adds to several recent local endorsements, including Boston Ward 4 and 5 Democratic Committees. With fewer than three weeks until primary voting ends, Markey’s momentum continues to grow.
Ed Markey has served in the United States Senate since winning the special election in 2013 and has amassed a deep record on environmental, climate, gun safety, racial justice, and consumer protection issues. He founded the Congressional Alzheimer’s Task Force and authored the National Alzheimer’s Project Act, which mandates that the federal government put in place a plan to address Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. Raised in Malden, Ed Markey has always stood up for the priorities of Massachusetts.