Lately we have had a lot of negativity on these boards, and the Lynch and Markey primary is already getting ugly. Christopher challenged Lynch and Markey supports to make a positive case for their candidate without bashing another. Here is my case for why Ed Markey remains our best candidate to advance progressive principles in the United States Senate.
In short Ed Markey believes that good government works for people. On issue after issue he has sided with a proud progressive vision embodied by the Roosevelts, Kennedys, Trumans,Humphrey’s and I’d argue the Eisenhower’s of this country. A government that exists to help its people.
A government that…
-Ensures every American has access to high quality healthcare regardless of cost
-Provides a high quality of education to every American regardless of race, class or zipcode
-Protects the right to choose, the right to marry, and the right to form a union
-Security from enemies abroad, armed madnmen at home, and runaway climate change
-Clean air, clean water, and clean government
-Peace through diplomacy and international institutions and force as a last resort
That, in a nutshell is the progressives creed. And most of our delegation adhere to it, what sets Ed apart is thirty years of storng leadership fighting to make that creed reality. He is ready to be a Senator from day 1 to advance that agenda and turn sound progressive politics into sound progressive policy.