Progressive Massachusetts – a statewide advocacy organization working to elect legislators who will bring more transparency to state government, and bring needed change to Beacon Hill to invest in education, transportation, the environment, and other key priorities – has endorsed Joe Gravellese for State Representative in the 16th Suffolk District (Revere, Chelsea, Saugus).
“With Massachusetts facing crises of growing inequality and accelerating climate change, we need elected officials who will fight for workers’ rights, accelerating our transition to clean energy, and investing in our collective future. Joe Gravellese is such a leader and is committed to fostering transparency and civic engagement to bring more people into the democratic process,” said Jonathan Cohn, political director for Progressive Massachusetts.
“Joe Gravellese is former legislative director and mayoral aide and has hands-on experience of crafting policy,” said the release from Progressive Massachusetts. “He’s running for office in order to fight for greater investment in public transit, solutions to our affordable housing crisis, and an accelerated transition to 100% renewable energy.”
“Progressive Massachusetts urges our state to live up to its highest ideals,” said Gravellese. “The members of Progressive Massachusetts share an important belief I hold, which is that our state, which has been a national leader on so many issues – from public education, to public libraries, to equal rights – must continue to set a positive example for the rest of the country.”
“I particularly appreciate their commitment to civic engagement and getting more people involved in the political process,” continued Gravellese. “At my campaign events, you’ll see union laborers, high school and college students, immigrants, new residents of the area, young professionals, and people who have lived in Revere for multiple generations. This is the kind of inclusive movement I am looking to work with to bring change.”
The Democratic primary election will be held on September 1.