Today marks the beginning of ?taking to the trail? in my campaign for the U.S. Senate. It is a great honor to first appear before the Beverly Democratic City Committee tonight. In the next two weeks, I shall be in Wakefield, Amherst and Provincetown, not only talking, but listening.
By listening, I have heard people from across our great Commonwealth repeatedly state that it is time for change. There is a sense of urgency to this change and an insistence that the change be ?real?. People have had enough of sound bites, photo opportunities and self-proclaimed accomplishments. The citizens of Massachusetts want their next U.S. Senator to have the courage of convictions and to face the issues with new ideas and a fresh perspective.
As I travel across our state over the next seventeen months, I expect to discuss many topics, but the centerpiece of my campaign shall be:
1. The IMMEDIATE withdrawal of our troops from Iraq;
2. A RENEWABLE Electric Energy plan based upon the framework of the 40 Municipal Power Companies in Massachusetts bringing local control to energy independence and setting the goal that 100% or our electricity be produced by renewable sources;
3. An overall energy plan that compliments this Renewable Electric Energy Plan by promoting energy efficiency in homes and appliances, a minimum miles per gallon standard for vehicles, and the development of new fuels to lessen or eradicate carbon content emissions;
4. A healthcare program that includes not only coverage, but improvement in the delivery of health care services;
5. A U.S. Senator, who truly embraces, respects and promotes both the spirit and the law of Massachusetts including marriage equality.
Democratic Candidate for the U.S. Senate from, and for, Massachusetts