Statement of EMILY’s List Endorsing Cindy Friedman for State Senator in the 4th Middlesex District
Cindy Friedman is a dedicated public servant who will be ready to lead on the issues of criminal justice and mental health the moment she steps back into the Massachusetts Statehouse as Senator Friedman.
Behind the scenes, she has been a tireless advocate for the women and families of Arlington, Billerica, Burlington, Woburn and Lexington, and EMILY’s List is excited to support Cindy Friedman as she continues to fight for them as state senator.
– Geri Prado EMILY’s List senior director of state and local campaigns
Below is a statement submitted to the Friedman campaign on behalf of the Mass Retirees prior to the special primary election on June 27th:
On behalf of the Retired State, County and Municipal Employees Association, we take great pride in endorsing your candidacy for the 4th Middlesex Senatorial District, a seat formerly held by the late Senator Ken Donnelly.
As you know, we lost a very good friend with Senator Donnelly’s passing. He will always be remembered by us as one of our most ardent supporters and defenders in the State House. While Senator Donnelly’s shoes will be difficult to fill, his path must certainly be followed and his remarkable legacy continued.
“I’m shocked and disappointed by the President’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Not only will this damage our environment on a colossal level, it will also put the jobs of those working in the clean energy industry at risk. Now more than ever, we have to come together as activists, communities, and legislators to preserve and protect our planet because, as many of us say: “There is no Planet B.”
Friedman submitted an Op-Ed to the press in response to President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement, consisting of initiatives she believes Massachusetts must act on to protect the environment.
“We are reaching out to you today to ask you to join our family, as well as thousands of your friends and neighbors, in casting your vote on Tuesday, June 27 for Cindy Friedman as our next State Senator in the special primary election to succeed our husband and father — the late Senator Ken Donnelly.
Ken loved serving the people of the 4th Middlesex district with all of his heart and soul, and nobody did more for the past decade to help him do his job than Cindy.
Working as his Chief of Staff, Cindy partnered with Ken to tackle the issues that face our district and our state. The thousands of hours Ken and Cindy spent together working on behalf of the people of the 4th Middlesex district, the thousands of hours they invested to move Ken’s agenda forward, and the thousands of hours they dedicated to helping individuals navigate the often overwhelming state bureaucracy are just three of the many reasons we as a family are voting for Cindy and are urging you to do the same.”