So: it is true, I am considering a run for governor of Massachusetts. What do you think?
Both our democracy and our planet stand at the most dangerous moments in our history; we need to hold the line against the ravages of Trumpism and then set our course for the bold transformation in our politics and economy that the moment demands. The current governor, Charlie Baker, has dawdled on many key issues. Recently he chose not to attend or comment on the Women’s March, not go to the airport to protest the Muslim ban, and not to appear at the massive demonstration in Copley Square in defense of our constitutional rights. He cannot and will not stand up to Donald Trump, which is completely out of line with the past history and current temperament of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Trump’s cabinet and cuts are going to harm many poor, working class, and middle class people here and yet today they have no advocate in our corner office. We need to build a comprehensive movement of rebellion and renewal in this state, and a race for governor could form one part of a strong collective push for economic justice and climate sanity. Do you think we could work together to create a different future?