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Thursday, June 02, 2022

麻州州長參選人Maura Healey 獲麻州參議會議長 Spilka 支持

         (Boston Orange 綜合編譯) 麻州民主黨訂634日在Worcester召開黨代表大會,麻州州長候選人奚莉 (Maura Healey) 62日宣佈,麻州參議會議長Karen Spilka 背書支持她。

                  現為在位麻州總檢察長的奚莉表示,她和Karen Silka共事多年,在使麻州成為對抗環境危機,轉型成為清潔能源經濟的全美領袖,把安全、合法墮胎寫入州法等許多事務上都攜手合作。

               在麻州民主黨黨代表大會投票決定今年的麻州州長選舉,將提名誰來代表民主黨參選前,Karen Spilka和多名麻州政要將輪番上台致詞。

                 Karen Spilka在一份聲明中表示,麻州總檢察長奚莉能夠凝聚人們得到成果,會毫不猶豫的為了對麻州人民有益的事情挺身而出,是一名歷經考驗的領袖。在麻州面對的許多緊迫問題上,她也是麻州參議會強而有力的夥伴。

                  麻州眾議會議長 Ron Mariano早在將近2個月前,就已經宣佈他將支持奚莉參選麻州州長。其他的重量級支持者包括聯邦眾議院助理議長Katherine Clark,以及眾議員Lori Trahan

                奚莉和她的競爭對手陳翟蘇妮 (Sonia Chang-Diaz) 都必須在麻州民主黨黨代表大會中得到15%的支持票,才能夠名列9月份麻州州長選舉初選時的民主黨候選人選票。一般預期,她們兩人都能夠得到比這比率還多的支持。

               陳翟蘇妮在獲悉Karen Spilka的支持選擇後表示,她為通過真正能幫助打工家庭的法案,向畢肯丘 (Beacon Hill,意指麻州政府或議會)上的領袖們挑戰,已逾10年。當然這些領袖沒有支持她。但是她為自己在要求畢肯丘上在位多年者負起責任的記錄,感到自豪,包括通過了15億元的激進教育經費改革,刑事司法改革,種族平等條款,以及變性者權益等。每一次她都寧願選擇促使那些法案通過,而不是爭取那些在位者的支持。

             奚莉和Karen Spilka在西部都會日報 (MetroWest Daily News) 上聯名發表了一篇文章,呼籲在精神健康方面做投資。 Spilka 支持奚莉選麻州州長的廣告,就放在這篇文章的旁邊。

                  波士頓環球報稱,許多人認為這場民主黨提名選舉,等同今年的麻州州長選舉,因為共和黨籍的麻州現任州長查理貝克 (Charlie Baker)已經宣佈,不競選連任,而美國前總統川普 (Donald Trump)2024年鋪路的選舉,在麻州連一個郡都沒贏到。

             曾任麻州眾議員的Geoff Diehl上個月已贏得共和黨麻州黨代表大會提名,另一名共和黨籍州長參選人Chris Doughty也獲得足夠的黨代表支持,可以名列共和黨的初選選票。

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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