“The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.” SENATOR TED KENNEDY
I am so proud to announce the good news on BMG that my friend and protégé, Anthony Guardia, endorsed Jason Lewis for State Senate in the 5th Middlesex District seat previously held by now Congresswoman Katherine Clark.
I am honored to serve on Jason’s Steering Committee and call on all my friends in the progressive community to rally to his cause. Jason’s opponent, anti-choice, anti-equality, Monica Medeiros of Melrose, will be formidable and we can’t underestimate her appeal in the +2R district that Scott Brown won over Elizabeth Warren. Let’s go all out to keep this seat progressive Democrat. Strength and Honor, Jason! Forward to Victory on April 1st!
Anthony ran a populist grassroots campaign based on economic and social justice issues. His endorsement statement follows;
Rep. Jason Lewis should be our next State Senator. He has the background and skill-set to move our Commonwealth forward.
A week ago I met with him for nearly three hours. We discussed our campaigns, our ideas, our shared values, and how we could improve our communities.
I walked away very impressed. When we talked about local aid he spoke passionately and sincerely about reforming Chapter 70. When we talked about non-profits he talked about the need for Massachusetts to pursue social innovation bonds. We talked about economic development and his background as a Harvard MBA who helped build two successful software companies that created hundreds of private sector jobs.
My campaign was about the status quo being unacceptable. Young people cannot find work and older workers cannot find meaningful jobs. Education needs to be reformed: from early education to local aid to lowering and controlling the costs of higher education. Finally, our seniors are losing their independence, as the costs of living increases.
Jason has ideas to fix all of the above and more important, he has the track record of doing so.
Residents from the towns he represents share stories of Jason reaching out to them for their advice and opinion on how to improve the status quo. He has hosted forums to do the same. He even asked me for my thoughts on a number of issues. It’s obvious he uses this information to create and/or support legislation that represents a consensus among his constituents. Further a look at his website shows that he is the lead sponsor on different pieces of legislation that will improve the lives of many of our neighbors.
On April 1st, a vote for Jason Lewis is a vote for a proud progressive who gets results for the communities he serves.
Anthony Guardia, Esq.
Fred Rich LaRiccia,
Steering Committee, Lewis for State Senate Campaign
Chair, Guardia for State Senate Campaign
Chair, Clark for Congress Campaign