After consulting with representatives of the RTA and WTA on their Candidate Endorsement Committee, the MTA has announced it is supporting Juan Jaramillo for the special primary to replace retiring State Rep and former Speaker Robert DeLeo.
Here is the full endorsement on Juan’s Facebook page.
He is also endorsed by the SEIU, Act UP, Progressive Mass, MA Alliance, and several Revere elected officials including Councilor Patrick Keefe and School Committee Members Carol Tye and Susan Gravellese.
For purposes of disclosure while I am both an RTA and MTA member, I was not part of the committee that made this selection, although I am pleased with this result as Juan appears to be the most progressive candidate running and he has inspired countless students of mine to support his campaign.
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Excited to see that Bernie Sanders endorsed Jaramillo today, and disappointed (though not surprised) that Maura Healey endorsed Capobianco.
This is what Bernie tweeted in his endorsement:
I couldn’t find Healey’s endorsement quote (I read about it in today’s MA Politico Playbook, and there was no link).
Keith Bernard says
Where there are only 8 days left on this special election, I would suggest [volunteering](https://secure.ngpvan.com/p/rapDw8OIg0yu7MPkfsh6PQ2), especially if someone is multi lingual as that would be more effective in getting voters to the polls.
Sadly, the least progressive candidate seems to have picked up the nomination. I would have thought that the groups that endorsed Jaramillo had more clout than this.