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民主黨提名 Tanisha Sullivan 參選麻州州務卿

Tanisha Sullivan Earns Democratic Party Endorsement and Secures Position on Ballot for Secretary of State

 Rousing speech frames the choice in the primary between accepting the status quo or delivering a more forward-looking democracy for all in Massachusetts

Tanisha Sullivan (Photo by Chutze Chou)
 June 4, 2022 — Today, Tanisha Sullivan reached a key milestone in her campaign for Massachusetts Secretary of State by earning a spot on the ballot in the Democratic primary and, with 62% of delegates’ votes, securing the state Democratic party’s full endorsement. 

 In a passionate floor speech delivered before more than 4,000 delegates joining the convention in person and online, Sullivan described the position of Secretary of State as the Commonwealth’s “Chief Democracy Officer” and spoke about the need to “do more and do better” to expand voting access, bring more transparency to public records, reduce the financial and administrative burden on small businesses looking to incorporate in Massachusetts, and encourage more citizens to participate in their government. 

 She also reminded delegates that Massachusetts - the birthplace of our nation’s democracy - has always led the way on important fights, including marriage equality and universal healthcare, and the role the Secretary of the Commonwealth plays in not only protecting democracy, but in advancing it.

 “This isn’t a job that gets done filming PSA’s, it requires active engagement. This office should be the soul and hold promise of our democracy…Serving as a reminder to each generation of our calling to manifest the hope, the dream and belief of our ancestors.” said Sullivan. This office cannot settle for good enough…it must actively work for more.”

 A lifelong advocate for racial justice and equity, Sullivan reiterated her commitment to bring to this work the civil rights lens it deserves.

 “It’s time for proactive leadership that understands voting is not a privilege – it’s a right. Leadership that will actively root out and dismantle every barrier because low voter participation is choking our democracy,” added Sullivan. “Simply put, Massachusetts needs a Secretary of State who fights on the ground with us 365 days a year for the inclusive democracy we deserve – in partnership with advocates, elected officials, organizers, and communities on the frontlines.”

 Today’s milestone capped a week when Sullivan also earned the endorsement of U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, the latest in a growing wave of endorsements from elected leaders across the state, labor unions, progressive organizations, and national groups. 

 “The Secretary of the Commonwealth is one of the most important roles when it comes to promoting our democracy. It’s a role where the status quo isn’t good enough for protecting and expanding access to the ballot box. That’s why I’m supporting Tanisha Sullivan to be our next Secretary of the Commonwealth,” said Rep. Moulton

 “Tanisha’s commitment to service and her leadership in the fight for racial, economic, and social justice have prepared her to usher in the next generation of democratic participation in Massachusetts,” added Rep. Moulton. “We must modernize the office of the Secretary of Commonwealth and I know Tanisha can help deliver the 21st century democracy we need today.” 

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