I recommend everyone tune it to watch it regardless of who they are backing. It’s on Wakefield Community Television and local newspapers should have summaries posted afterward.
Here is the press release from the Friday kickoff
Let me reiterate the reasons I am backing Anthony;
-Transit,education, and healthcare are the three most important issues facing our state
-Anthony Guardia is the only candidate who has consistently supported the Governors revenue package which will ensure we have the funds to meet these priorities, both of his opponents voted against it in the House. Like Katherine Clark he will vote for it in the Senate
-Like Katherine Clark, Anthony was a School committee rep and knows first hand that we need to reform education findig in this state to ensure all our communities get the funding they need-not just the wealthiest
-Anthony Guardia wants to implement VT style single payer and will fight for that in the State Senate
-He also wants to look closely at OR style higher ed reform and is the only candidate talking about reducing the cost of higher ed and reforming our state colleges
-Only candidate talking about increasing funding and improving vocational ed
-Only candidate with a real plan to tackle homelessness statewide and actually end it rather than shifting the populations to Western MA
-only candidate with direct social service and non profit experience
He brings youthful energy, experience in local government and the non-profit sector, willingness to embrace new ideas, independence from broken Beacon Hill leadership, and is unafraid to challenge the status quo and entrenched incumbents in either party. Only candidate to consistently support Katherine Clark.
He is the revenue candidate, the education candidate, the immigrants candidate, the labor candidate, and the most electable progressive candidate for the primary and the general.