The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Organization for Women Political Action Committee announced it is endorsing Jack Patrick Lewis, who is running for state representative in the 7th Middlesex District.
Nancy Rosenblum and Donna Denoncourt, Co-Chairs of the Mass. NOW PAC, say: “Jack Patrick Lewis will be a strong advocate for all of NOW’s priority issues. His commitment to work for social, racial, and economic justice includes working for progressive tax reform and the Fair Share Amendment. He is dedicated to ending violence against women and gender-based violence.”
The Mass. NOW PAC endorses candidates who are committed to NOW’s mission and priority issue areas, including reproductive freedom, racial justice, constitutional rights, economic justice, LGBT Rights, and ending violence against women. In order to receive the support of the Mass. NOW PAC, candidates must go through a rigorous endorsement process, including a multi-issue questionnaire and an interview with PAC members.
The Mass. NOW PAC works ensure that women’s rights and other social justice issues are given a voice on Beacon Hill. Prior to running for office, Lewis served as a minister in a local Unitarian congregation. He currently serves as Executive Director of OUT MetroWest, an area non-profit for at-risk LGBT youth focusing on youth empowerment and community education. In the legislature, Lewis will advocate for those not traditionally represented in the halls of power. He will champion equality in our Commonwealth, fighting for a living wage, paid family leave, and quality, affordable healthcare for all.
The Mass. NOW PAC looks forward to electing Lewis to the Legislature and working with him on equal rights and social justice issues.
On receiving the Mass. NOW PAC endorsement, Lewis says, “As a society we have made huge progress in the realm of equality over the last century. In fight after fight, NOW has accomplished the impossible: it did battle for women’s rights and won against nearly insurmountable odds. As state representative I will make this critical work a priority and ensure that our fight towards equality is not forgotten.”
The primary election is Thursday, September 8.
The seat is currently held by Rep. Tom Sannicandro, who chose not to seek re-election.
The district represents Ashland and one-third of the precincts in Framingham.