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Friday, March 13, 2020

KENNEDY TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES


KENNEDY TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES

Watertown, MA -- Kennedy for Massachusetts Campaign Manager Nick Clemons just released the following statement:

"Effective close of business today, Kennedy for Massachusetts is temporarily suspending all campaign activities, in light of the growing threat of COVID-19. We don't believe it is appropriate or wise to continue political activities given the reality that Massachusetts families and communities are facing.  Our top priority is ensuring our staff, supporters, community, and the general public are safe.

"This suspension will last one week. We will reassess by close of business on Friday, March 20. 

"Our campaign will maintain a digital presence to ensure we are able to stay in contact with supporters and the general public as the crisis develops. This includes our digital town halls and a virtual office. We believe open lines of communication are essential. But these channels will be used exclusively to share information related to COVID-19 and the work Joe is doing."

"Congressman Kennedy will focus his time on his official capacity -- ensuring our Commonwealth and country have the resources they need to respond to this threat. He will be present as much as possible across his district and Massachusetts, working in partnership with local leaders to deliver the resources our communities needs.

"In practice, this means:
·  All Kennedy for MA offices will be closed by the end of the day.
·  All staff members will work remotely. 
·  All fundraising and voter contact will be suspended, saved for digital communication focused on COVID-19.
"The campaign notified organizers of the scheduled Western Mass News debate next week of this suspension and is hopeful all parties involved can work to reschedule."

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