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Friday, September 02, 2022

國會眾議員Pressley 及多名婦女政要支持Chris Dempsey當麻州稽核長

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley Endorses Chris Dempsey for Massachusetts Auditor

From Chris Dempsey's campaign.
Boston, September 2 - Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) today endorsed Chris Dempsey to be Massachusetts’ next State Auditor. 

"Chris Dempsey has a clear vision for the Auditor's office: using every tool at his disposal to advance policies that support greater equity, justice, and sustainability for our communities," said Congresswoman Pressley. "The State Auditor can - and should - play a critical role in the fight for environmental justice, racial justice, reproductive justice, and more. I know Chris will be a leader, and a committed and intentional partner, in the necessary work to tackle the pressing challenges facing our communities. I'm proud to endorse his campaign." 

"Congresswoman Pressley is a fierce advocate for her constituents and for all Massachusetts residents. Day after day she works to make our Commonwealth and our nation more inclusive, more equitable, and more fair. She challenges all of us to be better, more engaged citizens and leaders. I could not be more proud that she is standing with me in this race," said Dempsey. 

Congresswoman Pressley made history in 2018 when she became the first woman of color elected to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. Congress, representing constituents in Boston, Somerville, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Randolph, and Milton. During her time in office, Congresswoman Pressley has introduced landmark legislation to combat the crisis of childhood trauma, codify the right to abortion and comprehensive reproductive care, abolish the federal death penalty, fix our broken clemency system, cancel student debt, and more. She serves on the House Committee on Financial Services and the Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, and she has led on issues ranging from expanding transit justice and ensuring an equitable public health response to COVID-19 to ending discriminatory credit practices and keeping families safely housed.  

To learn more about Congresswoman Pressley’s leadership, please visit https://ayannapressley.com/ 

This morning, elected women leaders from across Massachusetts, including Senate President Karen Spilka and State Auditor Suzanne Bump, expressed their support for Chris Dempsey for State Auditor at an event outside of the State House ahead of Tuesday’s Democratic Primary. Chris Dempsey is supported by more than 75 sitting women elected officials, including Spilka, Bump, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, the Mayors of Cambridge, Easthampton, Newton, and Northampton, and 25 additional women legislators with more than 100 years of combined experience serving on Beacon Hill. 

This week, the Conservative Political Action Coalition Foundation (CPAC) and the American Conservative Union Foundation named Dempsey’s opponent, State Senator Diana DiZoglio, the most conservative Democrat in the Massachusetts State Senate: https://www.conservative.org/2022/08/30/cpac-massachusetts-ratings/ 

A full list of women endorsements can be found here. 

“I am here today as the former CEO and President of the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund. I held those roles in 2014 and was responsible for the candidate endorsement process that year. Planned Parenthood does not endorse challengers to pro-choice incumbents. In 2014, we endorsed then-Rep. DiZoglio's opponent because Rep. DiZoglio was not a champion of reproductive rights. In fact, she was telling her constituents she was pro-life. The overturning of Roe vs. Wade makes it vital that we elect champions for women's healthcare, people who trust women to make their own reproductive healthcare decisions. And that is why I am proud to support Chris Dempsey – someone who is a consistent and strong champion for women's access to reproductive healthcare,” said Marty Walz, former State Representative and former CEO and President of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. 

“I absolutely support women. I support women entering every level of government and corporate office, and all things being equal, I will always choose a woman. Things are not equal here. We have a candidate that is so perfect for the job. Whether it is a man or a woman, you need to find the best person. And the best person for Auditor is Chris Dempsey… Chris brings integrity and a fabulous temperament, and he brings a set of values I care very much about. Just this week, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) – known for its annual conservative conference featuring Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis – named Senator DiZoglio the most conservative Democrat in the Massachusetts State Senate,” said State Senator Cindy Friedman 

“I am very proud to endorse Chris Dempsey for Auditor, and I am joined not just by the women here but by 25 women legislators because we know both the candidates running for this office, and we are with Chris Dempsey for Auditor. The women leaders here have been on the front lines of some of the most important and consequential fights in our time…We are overwhelmingly supporting Chris Dempsey to be our next Auditor. We know the stakes in the race, and we know the candidates, and we know that Chris is clearly the best person for this role as State Auditor. We need leaders like Chris who demonstrate their honesty and integrity on a day-to-day basis,” said Senate President Karen Spilka 

“I am very excited about Chris's skill set he brings to this office; he is someone that is familiar with how government works and how it can be made to work better. I appreciate the mindset he brings and the values he brings. Chris is a true blue progressive. There has never been a doubt in my mind or in the minds of anyone else who has interacted with him as to what his priorities are for the people of the Commonwealth, and that includes the women of the Commonwealth,” said Auditor Suzanne Bump 

"Chris has the right experience, temperament, and attitude. Chris is thinking about the State Auditor’s office in an innovative way and what I love about his candidacy is he is looking to use the Auditor’s office to uplift all of the issues that matter to us in Massachusetts, in particular reproductive rights…And I am honored to be here and endorse Chris," said Representative Joan Meschino 

Chris Dempsey has earned the endorsement of a range of organizations and media outlets, including the Boston Globe, Progressive Massachusetts, Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts, MassEquality, the Bay State Stonewall Democrats, the Environmental League of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Democratic Party, having won the Democratic Convention in June.

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