The Environmental League of Massachusetts honored the late state Senator Ken Donnelly as an environmental champion at its annual Earth Night spring gala on June 6th at the New England Aquarium. Accepting the award on behalf of the Senator’s staff and family was Cindy Friedman, former chief of staff for the senator and current candidate to succeed him.
Friedman noted: “Ken Donnelly was both our leader and our friend. He cared deeply about the lives of ordinary citizens who needed his help. Whether fighting for the rights of workers in the workplace or the protection of the environment, he never wavered. He spoke truth to power. That’s a legacy we need to continue.”