BOSTON, MA — Elections matter. Our ability to make progressive change in Massachusetts depends on our electing progressive champions to office — every office.
In particular, primaries matter. Whether you’re ousting a conservative or passive incumbent (of either party) or electing a real champion in an open seat (replacing a retiring one or getting a real progressive upgrade), primaries can send a powerful message.
Massachusetts’s state primary is Tuesday, September 4th. Help Progressive Massachusetts send such a message.
Over the past couple of months, we’ve been inviting candidates to fill out our comprehensive policy questionnaire — a vital tool for informing voters and for holding politicians accountable. Our Election and Endorsement Committee reviews them and then chooses whether to make a recommendation to our members, the ultimate deciders.
We’re proud to endorse Erika Johnson for State Representative in the 19th Middlesex District.
Erika Johnson is a community activist in Wilmington and the chair of the Wilmington Democratic Committee. After graduating college with a political science degree, she worked in impact investing and then moved to the energy efficiency field, working to increase energy efficiency in residential applications and helping electrical distributors upgrade their customers to energy efficient lighting through rebates and incentives. She is running for office to fight for safe, well-funded quality public education; living wages for all; more affordable health care and higher education; and twenty-first-century infrastructure.
About Progressive Massachusetts
Progressive Massachusetts (“Progressive Mass”) is a new, statewide, diverse grassroots organization built from the ground up by organizers and activists from across Massachusetts.
We organize around progressive issues in Massachusetts, help elect and support progressive candidates for public office who are committed to making a difference on these issues, and hold elected officials accountable to progressive positions and values.
Progressive Mass works to move Massachusetts toward a future where the values of equal opportunity, social and economic justice, consumer and environmental protection, health care as a right, equal access to quality public services, respect for all residents and accountable and transparent government are given top priority.
Progressive Mass welcomes all progressives regardless of political affiliation.
Progressive Mass is committed to organization-building in all areas of the state, educating and training progressive activists, creating opportunities for ongoing engagement, working to elect more progressives to public office, and continually holding all elected officials accountable for their positions on issues of importance to the people of Massachusetts.
(NOTE: The above information is from Progressive Massachusetts.)
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