Joe Gravellese’s campaign for State Representative was endorsed this week by the Boston chapter of the Sunrise Movement, a youth-led organization that seeks to protect the environment, create new jobs, and address the climate crisis, in order to invest in the next generation.
Gravellese is running in the Democratic primary on September 1 in the 16th Suffolk District (Revere, Chelsea, Saugus).
“Joe has extensive experience in both state and city government, achieving environmental legislative accomplishments – including legislation to repair gas leaks, and being part of the team that successfully fought to close the polluting Salem Coal Plant,” said the announcement from Sunrise Boston.
“Joe is centering climate and justice issues, highlighting the connections at every opportunity. He is the candidate in this race truly speaking to the important issues that face young people in Massachusetts today.”
“I’m proud to be endorsed by Sunrise Boston,” said Gravellese. “High school students, college students, and other young leaders are demanding that politicians address their concerns, and invest in their future.”
“Revere, Chelsea, and Saugus have been particularly hard hit by environmental hazards like increasing tailpipe emissions, polluting fossil fuel infrastructure, and the nearby trash incinerator,” he added. “This added to COVID-19’s horrible impact on our communities. This endorsement reflects the fact that my campaign has made it a priority to address environmental and public health hazards.”