I am suspending virtually all of my field campaign activities from June 20-25, and offering my field team (by far the largest in the Boston mayoral race) staff and office locations to the GOTV effort for Congressman Markey. Over 1000 of our volunteers, as well as our staff, will be pressed into service in the critical final days of his campaign. In addition to the human capital, I have offered the Markey campaign use of our field offices in Beacon Hill, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, South Boston, Mattapan, Hyde Park and East Boston.
This is important. I want our canvassers, phone bankers, data people and other staff out there working day and night on the GOTV effort to send Ed Markey to the United States Senate. He is a national leader on climate change, health care, equity and every other issue important to Democrats, and will serve us well in the Senate. I was proud to be the leader in the Dorchester effort in recent elections. I was the first Boston elected official to join the Elizabeth Warren campaign. Every member of our team in Boston was instrumental in sending her to the Senate and returning Barack Obama to the Oval Office. It is important that we continue to support both of them, and our shared agenda, by sending Ed Markey to the Senate to work alongside them. As he has in many races over the last 20 years, Mayor Menino has similarly directed his people to join the Markey effort, and we are happy to join them. I urge all other candidates to do the same. We’re all Democrats.