Progressive Massachusetts, a statewide grassroots organization aimed at organizing voters around progressive issues, today endorsed Ayanna Pressley for Congress. Founded in 2013, Progressive Massachusetts has twenty chapters across Massachusetts, including five chapters in the 7th Congressional District.
“Given the reactionary policies coming out of the current administration in Washington, we need activist leadership in Congress to fight back and to chart the path forward for a progressive alternative vision. It is no longer enough for legislators to be a reliable vote or a co-sponsor; we need them to be champions and organizers, ready to fight on the front lines. Ayanna Pressley has been such a leader on the Boston City Council, and we know she will be as well in Congress, pushing a bold agenda of equity and social justice,” said Jonathan Cohn, co-chair of the Election and Endorsement Committee of Progressive Massachusetts.
“I am proud to have earned the endorsement of Progressive Massachusetts” said Pressley. “Since their founding, Progressive Massachusetts and their member chapters have been on the front lines, fighting for progressive values across our Commonwealth. They have been dedicated to reducing inequality across Massachusetts, and I look forward to continuing to partner with them to combat the persistent disparities across the 7th District.”
Progressive Massachusetts joins a number of other grassroots progressive organizations in supporting Ayanna’s campaign, including Democracy for America, Indivisible, and Justice Democrats, which have all previously announced their support for the campaign.