CPPA Endorsements for Sept. 1 Democratic Primary Races

Chinese Progressive Political Action (CPPA) is excited to announce its endorsement of five candidates for the Massachusetts Democratic Primary Election on September 1.

•U.S. Senate: Ed Markey

•State Rep. 2nd Suffolk: Damali Vidot

Chinese Progressive Political Action (CPPA) endorsed candidates that demand an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Now more than ever, it is essential that our elected officials work to invest in stable, affordable housing, a healthy environment, strong workers’ protections, and equitable economic relief and healthcare. CPPA is proud to endorse candidates that listen to and work alongside community voices in their commitment to the public good.

CPPA decided endorsements based on a detailed questionnaire that surveyed candidates on key community-centered issues, their plans and priorities should they be elected, and their track record and background in their communities. We are thrilled to be endorsing a progressive slate of candidates in both congressional and state-level races.

We support Markey because he has been a steadfast advocate for progressive change, and we know he will continue to be a champion for environmental justice in the national response to climate change.

On the state level, CPPA supports Damali Vidot for the Massachusetts State Government, as she is committed to working for community-led justice through policies like rent control, driver’s licenses for all, and keeping our criminal justice system responsive to community needs.

Marisol Santiago, Chelsea School Committee member and workers’ rights activist, said: “We are so impressed by Damali and her deep involvement in the community. Chelsea and East Boston are COVID-19 hotspots; we need someone with Damali’s understanding of the needs of working people in Chelsea and Charlestown to get us out of this crisis. She will bring this unique perspective to the State House, and help the legislature find effective solutions for issues like affordable healthcare, environmental justice, and housing justice while staying grounded in the priorities of her district’s residents.”

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