Ed Markey’s website is here. You can sign up to volunteer here, or to donate here. (Yeah, a dedicated ActBlue page would be nice, but I don’t have the skills to make one.) The special election is less than two months away, June 25th.
Markey’s been the Representative for my district since 1976, and he’s been a progressive and a reliable Democrat his whole career. He’s got Planned Parenthood’s (email) endorsement:
With a 30-year record in Congress, Ed Markey has proven that he can be trusted to stand up for Massachusetts women, no matter what. Unlike Gabriel Gomez, Ed Markey will protect women’s health, safe and legal abortion access, family planning funding, and comprehensive sexuality education in the U.S. Senate. The general election is coming up on June 25 — and Ed Markey needs your continued support.
In the weeks leading up to the primary, Planned Parenthood Action Fund volunteers worked hard to educate and mobilize voters, knocking on over a thousand doors and making over 13,000 calls in support of Ed Markey….
He’s got Senator Warren’s endorsement:
We need more people in the Senate who are willing to stand up for our values and stand up for families. I’ve worked with Ed and I’ve seen him in the ring, and I know he will fight for what we believe in.
Ed will fight for families and small businesses — to level the playing field and build a future for our kids and grandkids.
Ed will fight for women — for equal pay for equal work and access to health care screenings and birth control.
Ed will fight for working families — for the right to unionize and collective bargaining.
Ed will fight for seniors — for protecting Medicare and Social Security, the commitment we make to ourselves and to each other.
Ed will fight for the environment — in passing on a world to our children where you can drink the water and breathe the air.
And Ed will fight for accountability on Wall Street — to end “Too Big to Fail” and “Too Big to Jail” once and for all.
I know that the people of Massachusetts share the same values that Ed Markey and I do. But I also know that we can’t take anything for granted in the June special election. After all, it was just a few years ago when Scott Brown shocked the world and won the last Massachusetts special election.
I may be preaching to the choir, but we absolutely cannot lose another special election in Massachusetts — or let our guard down even for a minute.
National Republicans and powerful corporate interests are going to do everything they can to take back a Senate seat in Massachusetts and keep another progressive like Ed Markey out of the Senate.
Those ‘powerful corporate interests‘ have already chosen their candidate, swiftboating spokesmodel Gabriel Gomez, who came out of nowhere and the vulture capital industry to beat two well-regarded professional politicians for the Repub slot. Gomez ads were all over the local news hour tonight, and he’s working the wet-eyed, smarmily sincere, grip’n’grin-at-the-local-diner ‘Hispanic Scott Brown’ template as hard as he can. Ed Markey’s not gonna let him walk away undinged, but it’s clear the astroturfers are willing to dump unlimited! corporate! cash! in an attempt to add one more reliable anti-President-Obama vote to their roster. This is waaaay bigger than just another local race in what should be a ‘reliable’ blue state in the Northeast corridor; it’s another test by the robber barons and banana republicans to see if they can replace a good Democrat with a bought-and-paid-for corporate shill.