2016 General Election Endorsements

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Here’s just a few of our most important legislative priorities:

Increase Funding at the Department of Children and Families
Keep at-risk kids safe from abuse and neglect by supporting the funding increases needed to hire additional DCF social workers to reduce caseloads for front-line social workers and investigators.

Keep Health Insurance Costs  from Increasing for State Workers
Allow state employees to continue to pay the same premium share through the GIC, which potentially saving our families upwards of $2,000 a year in increased health insurance costs.

Increase Access to Early Ed with a Living Wage for Providers
Upwards of 40,000 kids remain on a wait list for affordable child care and early education opportunities in MA. Meanwhile, family child care educators who provide these essential services struggle to make ends meet.  We must continue to fight for appropriate funding to reduce this wait list and support the efforts to increase provider salaries to $15 an hour.

Pass the “Millionaires Tax” to Invest in Transit and Education
To generate the revenue needed to make improvements to our crumbling infrastructure and ensure that every child in the Commonwealth has access to a quality public education from pre-k to college, we must tax millionaires in Massachusetts at a higher rate.

Support Paid Family and Medical Leave
Right now 1.2 million workers in Massachusetts risk losing their jobs if they need to take time off to recover from childbirth or take care of a sick family member with a serious illness. Supporting the passage of Paid Family and Medical Leave in MA could help right this wrong.

Ballot Initiative Endorsement: Vote ‘NO’ on Question 2

SEIU Local 509 is standing with thousands of concerned teachers and parents in asking that you vote ‘no’ on Question 2 to maintain our public schools and block unaccountable charter initiatives.
Click here to learn more about this ballot initiative and its impact on our communities.

State Representative Endorsements

Our Committee on Political Education (COPE) has endorsed the following people for State Representative based on their exemplary record of supporting 85% or more of our legislative priorities.

Full Title District 509 Voting Record
Rep. Denise Provost TWENTY-SEVENTH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 100 %
Rep. Gerry Cassidy NINTH PLYMOUTH DISTRICT 100 %
Sen. Hank Naughton TWELFTH WORCESTER DISTRICT 100 %
Rep. Jose Tosado NINTH HAMPDEN DISTRICT 100 %
Rep. Josh Cutler SIXTH PLYMOUTH DISTRICT 100 %
Rep. Liz Malia ELEVENTH SUFFOLK DISTRICT 100 %
Rep. Mary Keefe FIFTEENTH WORCESTER DISTRICT 100 %
Rep. Mike Day THIRTY-FIRST MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 100 %
Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier THIRD BERKSHIRE DISTRICT 100 %
Rep. Cory Atkins FOURTEENTH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 96 %
Rep. Jared Parisella SIXTH ESSEX DISTRICT 94 %
Sen. Ken Gordon TWENTY-FIRST MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 92 %
Rep. Jim Cantwell FOURTH PLYMOUTH DISTRICT 91 %
Rep. John Rogers TWELFTH NORFOLK DISTRICT 90 %
Rep. Tom Stanley NINTH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 90 %
Sen. Evandro Carvalho FIFTH SUFFOLK DISTRICT 88 %
Rep. Linda Dean Campbell FIFTEENTH ESSEX DISTRICT 88 %
Rep. Tom Calter TWELFTH PLYMOUTH DISTRICT 88 %
Rep. Rady Mom EIGHTEENTH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 86 %
Rep. Danielle Gregoire FOURTH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT *
Aaron Kanzer SECOND BARNSTABLE DISTRICT *
Brian Murray TENTH WORCESTER DISTRICT *
Chynah Tyler SEVENTH SUFFOLK DISTRICT *
Rep. David Viera THIRD BARNSTABLE DISTRICT *
Dylan Fernandes BARNSTABLE, DUKES & NANTUCKET DISTRICT *
Estele Bourges THIRD BRISTOL DISTRICT *
Jack Patrick Lewis SEVENTH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT *
Jen Migliore NINTH ESSEX DISTRICT *
Joan Meschino THIRD PLYMOUTH DISTRICT *
John Mahoney FIRST PLYMOUTH DISTRICT *
Kara Nyman FIFTH PLYMOUTH DISTRICT *
Michael Toole FIRST BRISTOL DISTRICT *
Rep. Moses Dixon SEVENTEENTH WORCESTER DISTRICT *
Rep. Natalie Higgins FOURTH WORCESTER DISTRICT *
Paul Jacques FOURTH BRISTOL DISTRICT *
Rosemary Sandlin THIRD HAMPDEN DISTRICT *
Sara Hewins SECOND PLYMOUTH DISTRICT *

 

State Senator Endorsements

Local 509 COPE has also endorsed the following people for State Senate based on their exemplary record of supporting 85% or more of our legislative priorities.

Full Title District 509 Voting Record
Sen. Barbara L’Italien SECOND ESSEX & MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 100 %
Sen. Jamie Eldridge MIDDLESEX & WORCESTER DISTRICT 100 %
Sen. Jason Lewis FIFTH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 100 %
Sen. John Keenan NORFOLK & PLYMOUTH DISTRICT 100 %
Sen. Stan Rosenberg HAMPSHIRE, FRANKLIN & WORCESTER DISTRICT 100 %
Sen. Mike Moore SECOND WORCESTER DISTRICT 93 %
Sen. Katie O’Connor Ives CAPE & ISLANDS DISTRICT 92 %
Sen. Marc Pacheco FIRST PLYMOUTH & BRISTOL DISTRICT 91 %
Sen. Anne Gobi WORCESTER, HAMPDEN, HAMPSHIRE & MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 89 %
Sen. Eric Lessor FIRST HAMPDEN & HAMPSHIRE DISTRICT 89 %
Sen. Partrick O’Connor PLYMOUTH & NORFOLK DISTRICT 89 %
Adam Hinds BERKSHIRE, HAMPSHIRE, FRANKLIN & HAMPDEN DISTRICT *
Sen. Don Humanson SECOND HAMPDEN & HAMPSHIRE DISTRICT *
Julian Cyr CAPE & ISLANDS DISTRICT *
Sen. Walter Timilty NORFOLK, BRISTOL & PLYMOUTH DISTRICT *

*For open seat races, the Committee On Political Education interviewed candidates to assess if they were committed to 509’s legislative priorities. In some cases, incumbents who did not meet our strict 85% cutoff rating were endorsed based on being a recent champion of some of our highest priority legislation.

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