A number of groups and individuals have signaled their support for Bob Massie to be the next Chair of the Massachusetts Democratic Party.
The Party’s Democratic State Committee will vote on Thursday, November 12th.
Jamie Eldridge, the State Senator for the Middlesex and Worcester district, has formally endorsed Massie to be the next party Chair. Eldridge, a Democratic State Committee member, said, “I’m proud to endorse Bob Massie because the Massachusetts Democratic Party needs a leader who has a vision for supporting and advocating for the bold Massachusetts Democratic Party platform to be turned into actual policy, is committed to working directly with the grassroots, both on Democratic City and Town Committees and beyond, brings in more diverse and younger voices, and can communicate the ways that Democratic policies improve the lives of people, each and every day. I strongly urge DSC members to look at the comprehensive 10-Point Plan that Bob and his team produced, which speaks to his values and his vision.”
Organizational support for Massie includes Massachusetts Peace Action, Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts, Alan Minsky, Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America and a number of Democratic Town Committees. Moreover, the editorial board of The Boston Globe released their opinion on the party Chair election, stating, “Politics today needs leadership with integrity, not a party whose leadership takes down candidates they see as a threat.” The editorial was released in light of controversy that the state party leadership was not completely neutral in the Congressional primary race between Democratic incumbent Richard Neal and his challenger, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse.
“Our state party is seeing declining voter registration and declining budgets. I believe my spirit, vision, and experience can foster unity, growth, and an exciting new direction for our party,” said Massie. He continued, “I believe we can build the most dynamic state Democatic Party in the country.”
Massie and his team of several dozen party leaders and activists have been working for weeks developing the 10-Point Plan, researching other Democratic state parties around the country, reaching out to voting committee members, and releasing a series of short videos highlighting the plan.
Readers can see the plan here: Massie’s 10 Point Plan
John Cass is co-chair of the research team for the 10-Point Plan and is a Braintree Town Committee member. He said, “I joined Bob’s campaign for Chair because Bob best articulates a shared vision for the party. Under Bob’s leadership the 10-Point Plan represents the greatest opportunity to meet the challenges of our time. The Chair election is about building a stronger Massachusetts Party in order to change, grow, and foster the ideals of our party’s platform. With the 10-Point Plan, reaching out to ordinary voters and engaging them through the town committees will not just be a dream but become a reality.”