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FRAMINGHAM – Margareth Shepard has earned the endorsement of the Service Employees International (SEIU) Local 888 in her campaign for Framingham state representative.
“SEIU 888 is proud to support the candidacy of Margareth Shepard for State Representative in the Sixth Middlesex District,” the union said in a statement. “In her time as a city councilor, Margareth has always supported the rights of working class people and sending her to the Statehouse would be a great step forward for the labor movement.”
SEIU Local 888 unites 8,000 public service workers, notably state, municipal, and education workers, in Massachusetts in providing vital support and services to municipalities. The union fights against budget cuts to public services, while winning contracts to guarantee better working conditions for members and electing pro-worker, pro-labor legislators.
“It is a great honor to be endorsed by SEIU 888,” said Shepard. “As your state representative, I will continue to advocate for workers and working-class families and legislation rooted in social and economic justice. By partnering with organized labor, I will continue my service to our families and our community.”
SEIU 888 joins a growing list of organizations and elected leaders supporting her campaign, including the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, Massachusetts Teachers Association, Massachusetts Nurses Association, Brazilian Policy Center, Senator Jamie Eldridge, Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis, Rep. Danillo Sena, City Councilor Tracey Bryant, City Councilor Cesar Stewart-Morales, City Councilor Adam Steiner, former City Councilor Robert Case, and former City Councilor Judy Grove.
Margareth Shepard is running to be the state representative for the 6th Middlesex District.
Learn more about her campaign here: www.margarethforstaterep.com