Joe Kennedy III is running for the people that our system has locked out, let down or left behind. We are the richest, most powerful, most vibrant nation on earth. But tonight, too many will go to sleep hungry or forgotten or excluded or afraid. And we have a president of the United States who takes pleasure in scapegoating those on the margins.
These people and places will be at the center of Joe’s campaign.In the first weeks of his candidacy, he sat down with LGBTQ refugees in Worcester, visited homeless shelters in Fitchburg and Cape Cod, met with young men in the criminal justice system in Springfield, walked down Melnea Cass Boulevard in Boston to see firsthand the devastation of the city’s addiction crisis, sat down with veterans struggling to make ends meet in Somerville, listened to fisherman fighting for their families’ heritage and livelihood in Gloucester and walked the picket line with striking health care workers in Lawrence.
Joe is fully committed to defeating Donald Trump, turning the Senate blue and protecting our House in 2020. But his fight is bigger than that. He’s running to take on the badly broken system, the everyday injustices and oppressions, that have left our country divided and disillusioned.
Economic justice. Climate change. Mental health and addiction. Immigration. Racial equity. Profound challenges exist across the country, and now is not the time to rest on our progressive laurels. We need Senators who will show up in forgotten places, demand better from our government and champion the voices of those most in need of a champion. We need Senators with the energy and passion to fight on every front, because right now everything we believe in is on the line. Joe is running for the U.S. Senate to bring that kind of fully engaged, high-profile leadership to Massachusetts and country.