We stand up for a Massachusetts where everyone gets a fair shot, does and pays their fair share, and plays by the same rules.
Oct. 21, 2014 – Massachusetts Fair Share today endorsed Martha Coakley for Governor. It also endorsed in 4 State House races, and 2 State Senate races.
Massachusetts Fair Share is endorsing for re-election State Rep. Josh S. Cutler (Duxbury/Pembroke) and Rep. Mary Keefe (Worcester), and new candidates Michelle DuBois (Brockton) and Steve Ultrino (Malden). In the State Senate, Massachusetts Fair Share is endorsing Sen. Dan Wolf (Cape and Islands) and Barbara L’Italien (Lawrence/Andover).
In endorsing Coakley, Massachusetts Fair Share noted the Attorney General’s support for expanding early education programs, and vision for universal preschool. “Martha Coakley has been a champion for early childhood education, and wants to take immediate action to address the massive waitlists for early education programs in Massachusetts,” said Nathan Proctor, state director of Massachusetts Fair Share. “We pride ourselves on education in Massachusetts, but we are behind when it comes to early education with tens of thousands of kids stuck on waitlists. We’re confident that Martha Coakley is the best candidate to move us forward.”
In endorsing incumbents Rep. Josh Cutler, Rep. Mary Keefe and Sen. Dan Wolf, Massachusetts Fair Share noted that Reps. Keefe and Cutler have been outspoken supporters of unfair tax loopholes, while Sen. Wolf led efforts in the Senate budget process to invest in early education. In endorsing L’Italien, DuBois and Ultrino, Massachusetts Fair Share noted their strong community leadership, especially around issues of education.
In 2014, Massachusetts Fair Share worked to close a loophole in the state tax code which allows large corporations to dodge taxes by stashing profits offshore, and pushed state leaders to expand access to early education and preschool. Learn more at www.massachusettsfairshare.org