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JEFF ROSS FILES SIGNATURES, PLACING ON THE BALLOT FOR THE STATE DEMOCRATIC SPECIAL PRIMARY
WHO: Jeff Ross, Democratic Senate candidate for Middlesex, Suffolk, Essex.
WHAT: Jeff Ross is a human rights attorney who for the past six week has been campaigning energetically for the Middlesex, Suffolk, Essex Senate seat recently vacated by Jarrett Barrios. Mr. Ross has filed certified signatures with the Secretary of the Commonwealth?s Election Division, placing him on the ballot for the Special Democratic primary election on September 11, 2007.
WHERE: By the McCormack Building
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
WHEN: Monday, August 6, 2007
WHY: Jeff Ross has a strong track record of advocacy on progressive issues and the consensus building experience needed by the district. He is running in this election to ensure that working families, minorities, and those most at risk for injustice have an outspoken and hardworking advocate in the State Senate.
In his career as a human rights attorney, Mr. Ross advocated on behalf of union employees on fair labor standards, fought against the Romney/Healy Administration?s discriminatory and unlawful licensing policies, denounced discrimination of the GLBT community, combated fraud aimed at marginalized immigrant communities by unscrupulous notaries, and founded the Brockton Task Force on Civil Rights and Public Safety.
In the past few weeks, Mr. Ross protested against Enterprise Rent-a-Car?s deceptive efforts to undermine the freedom of workers to choose a union, successfully petitioned Cambridge City Council to officially support the Commonwealth?s first transgender anti-discrimination bill, and urged Ways & Means to override Governor Patrick?s veto of essential workforce development programs for FY?08. Most importantly, Mr. Ross has personally met with hundreds of district residents, listening to their concerns and ideas about improving the district and the Commonwealth for working families.
?I am in this race to fight for the rights of communities that are disparately impacted by second-class treatment with regard to public transportation, lack of housing, education and health care gaps, traffic pollution and environmental toxins, public safety and many other issues affected by an uneven playing field,? Ross says.
CONTACT: Irena Zolotova ? 617.821.9953
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: www.Ross4Senate.org