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Sunday, June 05, 2022

奚莉 (Maura Healey)以71%支持率獲民主黨提名參選麻州州長

Maura Healey Secures Democratic Nomination for Massachusetts Governor with 71% of Convention Vote

Healey would be the first woman elected Governor in Massachusetts and the first openly lesbian Governor in the country


WORCESTER –
Maura Healey (Photo by Chutze Chou)
Maura Healey on Saturday secured the Democratic nomination for Governor of Massachusetts, earning 71% of the vote from delegates at the Democratic State Convention in Worcester. Healey received the highest vote percentage of a Democratic candidate for a contested Massachusetts Governor’s nomination in recent history. She is also the first openly gay Democratic nominee for Governor in Massachusetts history.


In her speech, Healey outlined her vision for making a difference in the lives of Massachusetts residents and the stakes of the election. She pointed to lowering the high cost of living, expanding job training, making Masaschusetts a global leader on clean energy, and protecting and expanding access to abortion as top priorities. She also contrasted her optimistic vision for bringing people together and moving the state forward to the Republican candidates’ agenda of anger, division and rolling back civil rights.


“I will be a Governor who sees everyone, listens to everyone, and hears everyone. A Governor who fights to make sure people share in our progress and no one is left behind. A Governor as tough as the state she serves,” said Healey in her speech. “Because in Massachusetts, we don’t follow. We lead. We don’t wait. We act. And we never back down when people are counting on us.”


In a video, family members, colleagues, and community leaders described Healey as caring, understanding, courageous, empathetic, a team player, and a champion for justice and equality. They praised her for holding predatory student lenders accountable, standing up for reproductive freedom, combating the opioid epidemic, enforcing the assault weapons ban, supporting LGBTQ+ youth, and tackling the climate crisis. 


As a part of the Convention process, the motion to nominate Healey was made by Danielle Allen, former candidate for Governor and the first Black woman to run for statewide office in Massachusetts. Grace Akkara, a 19-year-old delegate from Quincy who had previously worked with Healey to advocate for the Equal Rights Amendment, and Healey’s brother, Terrence Healey of Essex, seconded the nomination.


On the heels of her resounding victory, Healey will waste no time before hitting the pavement again to meet more voters and share her vision for Massachusetts. On Sunday, she will be marching in the Dorchester Day parade with campaign supporters. This family-friendly event is open to the press, and organizers request that attendees respect parade officials.


What: Maura Healey at Dorchester Day Parade

When: Sunday, June 5, 2022 starting at 1:00 pm

Where: The parade starts in Lower Mills at the corner of Washington Street & Dorchester Avenue and travels along Dorchester Avenue to Savin Hill at the corner of Columbia Road and Dorchester Avenue. The parade route is 3.2 miles.

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