The Chelsea Ward 4 Democratic Committee on Monday announced its endorsement of Ed Markey for re-election to the United States Senate.
The Chelsea Ward 4 Committee endorsement comes as several other officials and groups in the region have also announced their support, including: State Representatives Daniel Ryan, RoseLee Vincent, and Joseph McGonagle, State Senator Sal DiDomenico, District Attorneys Rachael Rollins and Marian Ryan, Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo, and Speaker Robert DeLeo.
“The residents of Chelsea are often overlooked by policymakers. Yet, there is one politician who has never forgotten about Chelsea – Ed Markey,” says Attorney Olivia Anne Walsh, Chair of Chelsea Ward 4 Democratic Town Committee. “Ed Markey has been on the ground, distributing meals to our food-insecure neighbors. He hosted a bilingual benefit concert to collect donations for Chelsea residents impacted by COVID-19. And he demanded the release of demographic COVID-19 information, so that we can better understand the stark racial disparities in health outcomes.”
The Chelsea Ward 4 Committee works on grassroots organizing in the Chelsea community, in addition to issues like economic development, affordable housing, elder services, equity, and environmental justice. Chelsea has been at the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis in Massachusetts.
“COVID-19 highlights the longstanding inequities that communities such as Chelsea face on a day-to-day basis,” said Senator Markey. “To move forward, we need innovative policies and dedicated local organizations like the Chelsea Ward 4 Democratic Town Committee to fight for them. I am honored to have their support in this election.”
Since 1998, Senator Markey has helped secure nearly $3 million to provide telecommunications services to schools and libraries in Chelsea and recently helped secure hundreds of thousands of dollars for affordable housing. In April, he successfully fought for immediate oversight of the Chelsea Soldiers Home after disturbing reports of COVID-19-related deaths. Senator Markey also hosted a livestream with local leaders to discuss environmental justice and the impact that air pollution has had on COVID-19 infection and mortality rates in Chelsea.
Senator 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, and consumer protection issues. He co-authored the Green New Deal, supports Medicare For All, and his leadership has led to legislation to address the humanitarian crisis on the southern border, protect LGBTQ+ rights, and ensure that Donald Trump cannot launch a nuclear first strike without Congressional approval. Raised in Malden, Ed Markey has always stood up for the priorities of Massachusetts.