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Highlighting Commitment to Addressing Mental Health Crisis, Senate President Spilka Endorses Healey for Governor

Highlighting Commitment to Addressing Mental Health Crisis, Senate President Spilka Endorses Healey for Governor

BOSTON – Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) today endorsed Maura Healey for Governor. In an op-ed published in the Metrowest Daily News today, the pair outlined their shared commitment to addressing Massachusetts’ mental health crisis, pointing to the need to dismantle stigma, invest in the mental health care workforce, and enforce parity laws.

“Attorney General Maura Healey is a proven leader who brings people together to deliver results and won’t hesitate to stand up for what’s right for the people of Massachusetts,” said Senate President Karen Spilka. “She has been a strong partner to the State Senate on the most pressing issues facing the state, particularly in confronting the mental health and opioid crises. I know that with Maura Healey as Governor, we will build on our progress to make Massachusetts a healthier, stronger, and fairer home for all.”

“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of Senate President Karen Spilka. Over the years, we have worked closely together to make Massachusetts a national leader on combating the climate crisis and transitioning to a clean energy economy, to enshrine access to safe and legal abortion into state law, and much more,” said Maura Healey. “One area in which the Senate President and I share a deep passion is improving Massachusetts’ mental health care system. We have seen this crisis firsthand, both in our roles in state government and in our private lives. Together, we can ensure that mental health care is treated as health care here in Massachusetts, that everyone can access the care they need, and that no one struggles alone.”

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